I was just recently at a handgun training class that made an excellent point with me that resonated – if I have to use my handgun it is highly likely that I will also be injured. Therefore, one should carry two trauma kits.
The hardest part of it has been the size and weight of medical trauma treatment kits. While yes, I could put one in cargo pants, wearing cargo pants is not a daily option for me. Jeans or slacks are more common and wearing the kit has made for a bulky front pocket and plenty of awkward glances…
Fortunately for me, Blue Force Gear has a potential solution to those staring at my (medical) junk, the Micro Trauma Kit NOW! Using their Helim Whisper technology and a bit of packing, the Micro Trauma Kit NOW! can contain a full set of EDC medical materials in a low-profile kit capable of being carried on the belt or mounted to a MOLLE system.
The kit can be ordered by itself and filled or as a complete kit including:
1) QuickClot Combat Gauze
2) HyFin Vent Chest Seal (2 seals included)
3) Cleer Medical Trauma Bandage 4” Flat Pack
4) Decompression needle
5) Six 2” x9” Frog Tape
6) Size 28 Nasopharyngeal Airway
7) Heavy Duty Medical Gloves in tan (1 pair)
Blue Force Gear does note that those wanting to fill it themselves should be cognizant that it is indeed Micro – about the size of a standard packed 6″ Israeli bandage.
Unfilled, the pouches are around $70 or pre-filled at $200. Those interested can check out Blue Force Gear’s product page here.