(Via Michael Bane on Facebook)

One of the training points that has come up in the last few years is that “If you carry a gun, you should carry a trauma kit.” Not a bad idea; I’ve carried one in my range bag for years, and it’s evolved as available equipment has evolved and as my skill level has improved.

I have to admit to being lax and not carrying one in my vehicle, even though there is always a gun in the lock box. Yes, I will do something about that soon. If necessary I can pull most of what I need from the household stock, but I’d really like to do it with new gear.

It’s also a great thing to note that our own Federal Government is finally going to waste money on something that is worthwhile for a change–National Stop the Bleeding Day will take place on March 31, 2018. In light of the recent spree killing in Las Vegas, you can’t overstate how important it would have been if a lot of the concert goers had been toting a little trauma training along with them.

If you feel the urge to get training before hand, you can visit www.bleedingcontrol.org/, or try out Dark Angel Medical, also linked on the left. I’ll try to find some more trainers to add; perhaps as a new category. You can also check out the “5 Minute Prepping” tag, there are a couple of posts there that fit this subject.

According to the Feds, 20% of trauma victims could be saved if they had gotten their bleeding controlled quickly. Don’t be one of that 20%, don’t let one of your family or a friend be one of it. Get trained.

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