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Guest Post DIY Splints

I asked for guest bloggers to contribute some articles while I’m away on vacation. Dan wrote volunteering his and saying he has an extensive background in the medical field and as an EMT. Medical preparations I feel are some of the most important ones to get training in. I was ecstatic to get a medical article and when I did I have to admit to being blown away by the quality and content. You can find Dan on Facebook at SEMO Preparedness Network. Huge thanks to Dan and please stop by and give him a like on Facebook.

Hello, my name’s Dan and I’m a Paramedic. Sounds like an admission for a 12 step recovery program and for some of the things I have seen over the last 14 years in Emergency Medical Services I probably need counseling. Over the years spent working on the ambulance and on the fire department I have learned a secret that many never learn and some have down to an art. Being prepared saves lives. Seems like a no brainer right? The Paramedics are always prepared right? Short answer, no. The most successful Paramedics, the ones people turn to when things get chaotic, have a plan. That plan might not cover every contingency but it beats the hell out of flying by the seat of your pants when lives are at stake.

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Contest Day Twenty: Tactical Trauma Kit

Update: Contest Closed


Day twenty of the National Preparedness Month of Giveaways brings another item I’d been saving for last. I wish I could give one of these away to all of you. However Andrew from Liberty Tactical only gave me one Tactical Trauma kit to give away. So go check out what he’s got. This kit comes packed in a Condor pals medical pouch. The contents  are:

  • 1 Bloodstopper Kit                                         
  • 1 4″ Cohesive bandage
  • 6 4″x4″ Sterile sponges
  • 16 v3″x1″ Bandage strips
  •   1 5″x9″ ABD Pad
  • 1 Burn Gel package
  • 1 Tweezers
  • 1 EMT Shears
  • 6 Safety pins
  • 1 pair latex gloves
  • 4 Pain reliever
  • 2 Ammonia inhalants
  • 6 Benzalkonium Chloride wipes
  • 1 Triangular bandage
  • 5 Butterfly closure strips
  • 1 roll tape


Tactical Trauma Kit



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Level 1 First Aid Kit





Today I’m going to go over the contents of my Level 1 First Aid kit and why I carry what i do. the philosophy behind this kit is one based on being small and light weight and covering most day-to-day needs. This kit is not meant to be a blow out kit nor to be able to handle traumatic injuries.  What is does cover are some of the things that I have had happen most often with a little extras for emergencies.

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