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Blow Out Kit

Here's the blow out kit/IFAK/gun show wound kit that I keep in the QND. I'm no knowledgeable medical professional, so the contents are based off of the recommendations of others and those published by the US forces. I've posted instructional videos for the use of most of these things in the recent past.

Stored in the zip loc (keeps it organized):

  • Pair of nitrile gloves
  • 4" Israeli bandage
  • Pack of HALO Chest Seals
  • NPA (naso-something-er-other airway)
  • Compressed gauze
  • QuikClot Combat Gauze
And right next to everything is a SOF-T tourniquet, which generally gets the nod over the competition for its more sturdy construction. Overall cost of the kit was around $70. As I've written previously, you can put together a kit for less; something is much better than nothing.

The kit fits well inside the front compartment of the QND and has the basic first aid supplies for a nasty injury.  This is my "good" kit, for the home or bugging out. My challenge now is to get my wife up-to-speed with response to a traumatic injury; I don't want to count on being conscious and together enough to pack my own gunshot wound.