Here’s how I have my @greymantac molle panel set up in my FJ Cruiser.
One of my goals this year is to get some medical training beyond the CPR and CERT classes I’ve taken before. With that being said, I am not a medical professional but I understand the value of having basic medical training. I don’t go overlanding as often as I like, but in the times that I have, I was in a remote area without cell reception. That’s why you caravan in groups in case one vehicle breaks down, others can help. I don’t plan on doing any kind of extreme off-roading, but I know that accidents happen and I want to be prepared for that. So for now, I’ve got basic trauma/first aid supplies mounted on my molle panel. Having the medical supplies attached to the molle panel makes it easily accessible for me if I need to use them. If I am the one that’s injured, the molle panel is visible and also easily accessible for whoever comes to my aid. Below are the things I’ve got on my molle panel:
-2 @northamericanrescue Gen7 CAT tourniquets attached with shock cords
-@highspeedgear Bleeder/Blowout pouch
-@northamericanrescue Trauma shears
-Celox hemostatic gauze
-Israeli Compression bandage
-@highspeedgear Mini EOD pouch
-2 sets of @northamericanrescue Hyfin Vent Chest Seals
-typical first aid supplies for minor booboos
For those concerned, the molle panel does not block the passenger airbag which is located on top of the dashboard by the windshield. I took apart the glove box area to make sure the mounting screws wouldn’t damage any internal parts.
Applying the Swat-T tourniquet is simple. Instructions for application are printed on exterior of tourniquet making use under pressure a breeze. Simply wrap and tuck tourniquet on itself above injury site and not on a joint, applying enough pressure to cut off blood flow to wound. General rule of thumb during incident where you are unsure of where bleeding is coming from is to apply the tourniquet high and tight (as close to base of extremity as possible) over clothing. Document time tourniquet was applied using provided wrist band.
Shoutout to @heras9820 for the realistic looking wound. Makeup game on point. 👍🏼
Repost from @rison_gunner Do you even med kit bro? I think the biggest reason people won’t carry med kits on them is because they are not convenient. Also, for most a med kit doesn’t fit into their budget. Inconvenience is all about your mindset. You could also argue that a firearm is just as inconvenient and expensive. However, we don’t carry a firearm out of convenience, we carry a firearm to prevent harm to ourself, our family, or innocent people.
The thing is, you can’t prevent injury 100% of the time; sometimes we need to treat an injury. You could miss a gunfight altogether and simply stumble upon a wounded bystander or you could be the first person on the scene of a serous car crash. In these moments being prepared can save a life. If a med kit doesn’t fit into your budget you may not be prioritizing your EDC. I made this post to highlight the options for including a med kit into your EDC. Big or small there is something to fit your lifestyle or budget. If you think you are responsible enough to carry a firearm you should take responsibility for the aftermath as well. Sometimes you can’t wait for a “first responder” sometimes you are the first responder. “No one is coming to save you.”- @runenationllc
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Exciting day when you get goodies in the mail. Especially ones that no one has ever seen before! Thanks @outer_limit_supply and @oernet_official for the perfect family first aid kit.