Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Prudent Prepping: Purple Pack 1st Aid and More

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

The First Aid kit mentioned here was well accepted by my friend and put into her primary vehicle alongside additional items that were moved in temporarily from my camping gear. Full replacement of things will come later, when it gets closer to camping season. 

What are these items, you ask?

I have several of these which I purchased separately and salvaged out of trauma packs. From the Amazon ad:
Celox Rapid is suitable for:
  • Severe high pressure bleeding
  • Arterial and venous bleeding
  • Bullet, blast, knife and shrapnel wounds
  • Wound packing. Applying through strong blood flows. Application to all bleeding wounds

This has been recommended by many different sources, both here on BCP and around the web on First Aid sites. More than one will be added very soon. If the Celox is not readily available, I've also purchased the Adventure Medical Quikclot Advanced Clotting Sponge.

North American Rescue CAT Tourniquet Gen 7
I've purchased several of these as well, and moving one from camping supplies isn't running me short. 

I originally purchased a two-pack and when it comes time to fill the camping First Aid kit, I will more than likely buy another two pack.

So far, the additions to the kit are being accepted better than I really expected. I am however  a little surprised at the push back on using the steering wheel lock I mentioned in this post two weeks ago.

With her car having been stolen and only taken for a joy ride (as far as anyone can tell), the lock is currently not being used. It is marginally heavy, which may be why she isn't using it; putting it on and off can be a pain, but compared to losing a car it shouldn't be a struggle.

I'm trying to make headway with her for using it only at night, since where she parks is visible to many people during the day and the car was taken at night. It has been used at least once at night, so baby steps have to be made before running a marathon.

Recap And Takeaway
  • Getting all users familiar with their equipment is important, especially in a potential life saving situation.
  • Nothing was purchased this week, just moved around from one pack to another.
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NOTE: All items tested were purchased by me. No products have been loaned in exchange for a favorable review. Any items sent to me for T&E will be listed as such. Suck it Feds.

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