Your biggest injury threat in the backcountry is trauma. Wild Hedgehog has created a simple medical kit stocked with the basic and necessary items to stop a bleed, splint a fracture, or clean a wound.
The modern IFAK is a must have for police and military members. However, there are dozens of civilian applications for the platform as well. Anyone who likes adventuring, from rock climbing to hunting, an IFAK can be handy. Let’s not forget the average, everyday citizen who simply likes being prepared. Having an IFAK is the […]
In a recent article I wrote about the 4 must have items in a medical kit. One of those items was the tourniquet. I’ve always had a tourniquet in my medical kits, but until I had some formal training I really understood the application of them. The medical training I recently had was part of […]
As time goes on and your skills and training evolve, so will your gear. Spending your hard-earned cash on training should always take priority over spending it on the latest piece of gear on the market, especially when it comes to medical. I’d even go as far to say medical training should come before firearms […]
At first glance, the relatively few contents of this belt mounted trauma kit may seem to be too limited to be effective. Once you understand the reasoning behind the components selected for this kit, you’ll realize just how powerful the kit really is. The first thing you’ll notice is that this is built to address […]
I recently acquired my EMT certification. I am a firm believer in first aid training, and this gave me an idea for a new series of articles. Throughout this series I will go over some basic concepts and treatment options with regards to first aid. It should be noted that most States require some form […]
Here is a case to illustrate why parents or caregivers (like teachers, grandparents, babysitters, etc) should always carry a tourniquet for children in their first-aid bag. Below are some recommended tourniquet options. Six year old killed by active shooter in South Carolina Sadly, the six-year-old boy who was shot in the Townville Elementry School shooting has died from […]
I’m a big advocate of having a basic trauma kit pretty much everywhere. I like to have one in my house, and one in each vehicle. A basic trauma, or first aid kit, is invaluable to have. Whether it’s treating headaches from dehydration, or cleaning and bandaging a wound caused by a wild fishing hook, […]