Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Prudent Prepping: Every Day Carry: What and How

The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping. 

Last week's post disappeared! If anyone has it on an open tab, please send a copy back to Erin.

In a series of posts starting here, here, and expanded with info from friends here, I've been fooling around with making a first aid kit for far too long. But first I need to do a really quick recap of what was in last week's post.
North American Rescue Hyfin Vent Chest Seal

The North American Rescue Hyfin Vent Chest Seal comes highly recommended for treating penetrating chest wounds. They come in two packs and I bought two sets.

H&H Mini Compression Bandage
The H&H Mini Compression Bandage was also rated highly as a way to hold a gauze pad or Quik Clot pack in place instead of other tapes, like the duct tape I still carry. Since the company didn't offer Prime fast shipping but only free shipping, this has not arrived so I don't yet know exactly how big or small this bandage pack is.

(It's 4" L x 3" W x 0.5" H -- Erin)

These two items are going into a kit, bag or other sort of  carrier along with a tourniquet. This leads to the next question:

In this linked post, Jonathan Sullivan talks about his existing EDC blowout kit. Since he now has a toddler there have been some modifications made to the kit, with details (and links) to why and how these particular choices were made here on to his current blog. I'm exploring the use of a large phone case (as mentioned in the post) to carry everything, IF I can get everything compact and light enough to avoid the feeling of wearing a Batman Utility Belt.

As things stand right now, I've added a tourniquet and the chest seals to my EDC lunch box supplies and I'm waiting to see how everything stacks and packs into small spaces.

The Takeaway
  • One down and one to go on the latest additions to my first aid gear. 
  • Having friends and listening to their experiences helps me make fewer mistakes. 

The Recap

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