In case you are assaulted, it is good to have the means to administer first aid to yourself or a passenger. Having a blowout kit ( a kit specifically for treating gun and knife wounds) is also a very good idea.
Here is a little personal story about the importance of having a blowout kit in your car.
One day Tracye and I were at the park and I had a brand new knife that I was working with, learning how to deploy it and close it up with one hand. Well, in the process of practicing, I closed the knife on my right index finger and sliced it pretty bad. Luckily enough, I had a first aid / blow out kit in the car and I was able to administer first aid to myself and stop the bleeding. From lessons past, I have also keep multiple bottles of super glue in my blow out kit as well. These are great and have come in handy many times. If you like to collect and work with knives, you will eventually get cut. Super glue is basically what the hospitals use to close up cuts like this.
I was able to stop the bleeding, and yes it was spurting out, but I applied compression long enough to stop it and apply the super glue. I wrapped it up and in 24 hours the cut started to mend itself.
If I did not have a first aid / blow out kit in my car, I would have bled all over the place and would not have been able to stop the bleeding.
These are items I recommend keeping in your vehicle at all times…
Israeli Compression Bandage – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Israeli-Compression-Bandage
Military Issue Combat Application Tourniquet – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tourniquet
Quick Clot Blood Clotting Agent – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Quick-Clot
Super Glue Single Packs – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Super-Glue-Single-Packs
Coleman First Aid Kit – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Coleman-First-Aid-Kit
In this world of crazy people and crazy events taking place, don’t think that it can’t happen to you.
The key is to always be prepared. This is a simple thing that you can do and the cost is minimal.
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In the past I have written about “Your Office Bug Out Bag / Get Home Bag” as well as a very informative article on Tools To Defend Your Vehicle and an article that is really popular “11 Items You Need To Get Now.”
Since authoring my book “Survive The Coming Storm – Ebola Crisis: A Prepper’s Guide on How To Prepare For A Killer Global Pandemic and Treat At Home” – I have wanted to write on creating a custom first aid kit that is suited to you and your family’s needs.
Background – Why Build Your Own
The one thing that I have noticed in all the store bought first aid kits is that they really don’t address the serious injuries that people get when they really need a first aid kit.
Most home injuries resorts either you or you spouse running to the medicine cabinet, grabbing the hydrogen peroxide, maybe some rubbing alcohol, gauze, duct tape and Band-Aids.
For example here is a true story that happened to me couple years ago and why it is important to have a “personalized” first aid kit in your car, office and home.
A True Story
One day Tracye and I were at the park and I just got a new Cold Steel Voyager Clip Point. I was doing what I normally do when getting a new knife, I was working with it, learning how to deploy it AND close it with one hand.
It is the closing it with one hand that got me.
Well, in the process of practicing, I closed the knife on my right index finger and sliced it pretty bad.
Luckily enough, I had a first aid / blow out kit in the car and I was able to administer first aid to myself and stop the bleeding.
The Custom Part – From lessons past, me cutting myself with my knives, I have learned to keep multiple bottles of super glue in first aid kit. For those of you who do not know, super glue will seal up a bad cut pretty quickly. It burns like crazy, but you will close the gap that you sliced into yourself.
Now ask yourself, how may store bought first aid kits have super glue in them?
Just so you know, I started with a good store bought first aid kit, took out some of the junk that you will never use and then added stuff to the kit that I know that I would need in an emergency.