Video of the Week: Building a Budget Trauma Kit

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YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events. 

SkinnyMedic gives details on building a budget IFAK.

IFAK – Individual First Aid Kit

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  1. GREAT INFO! I don’t know enough about first aid to be applying a tourniquet, so I do NOT have them in MY medical kits. My wife has tourniquets in hers, as she had a medical background. I did buy the Israeli Battle Dressings for our Bug Out Bags. I played the video here a few times. I cannot tell if that is what he is saying (Israeli) around the 1:11 mark. My hearing is shot from duty on an Army mortar crew. Anyway, I feel that some sort of treatment for severe bleeding must be part of any trauma kit! We have Kervix, Celox and QuikClot gauze. Although I am unqualified to give medical advice, I do recall that direct pressure on the wound is vital to stopping profuse bleeding. I do not have first aid supplies in my EDC, but I do have first aid kits in my vehicle. I also have 2 bandannas in my pockets all the time. They can be used to make “pressure” dressings!

  2. “israeli bandage” on Amazon .. lots of choices. if y listen through his site at youtube channel .. it’s a start https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhaasx1vaOf6jpYQ6FMoKw

    doom and bloom is not bad either
    http://www.doomandbloom.net/

    caveat .. nothing replaces real medical training and field experience.. If you can make ad EMT “friend” sometimes you can ride along..
    short of an actual medical career it is what it is .. knowing something is better than nothing
    good luck!

  3. Thanks Badger359! Rourke, too! I am still “In the AO”. It has been a rough year,h ealth-wise. To add insult to injury, I have financial issues popping up as well. Social Security is telling me they want my disability payments BACK. You know, 30 years of honorable service in the US Army really means nothing to Uncle Sam. Both the Veterans Administration and Social Security have really jerked me and my family around. The IRS, too. Don’t let anyone tell you that Big Brothe consequences….er is NOT watching! Sharing Conservative political beliefs on social media can bring a host of adverse consequences….

  4. As I was typing I LOST CONTROL OF THE MOUSE! LAST 2 sentences were garbled when I tried to copy my post! “consequences…” was inserted between “Brothe er is NOT watching”. I AM LOGGING OFF!

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