Genuine Tourniquets are a Must: Say No to Counterfeits

mountain man medical applying a TQ

Some people in our team notified me of something disturbing they found while visiting an undisclosed shooting range that was hosting a USPSA Championship match. Each shooting bay had a designated trauma kit, which is a good thing. But what they found inside shocked them! When they told me, I thought it was worth writing…

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Should You Include Narcan in Your Trauma Kit?

A wholistic approach to preparedness is important. I believe being able to address common life-threatening injuries is as important as carrying a firearm or knowing what to do in case of a fire. So I recommend you have access to a trauma kit with the gear to treat common injuries, as well as the understanding…

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Three Reasons to Merge Your Firearms and Medical Training

Over the past few years, I’ve seen a trend toward citizen defenders adding emergency trauma skills to their toolbox. That same drive to protect life against an attacker should motivate us to protect life through timely medical intervention. There are many great trainers that specialize in one or the other. However, there are some added…

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