Tag: first aid

Gunshot Wound Emergency Trauma Class

Gunshot Wound Emergency Trauma Class

Sedagive? and I recently attended a beginner class on treating a gunshot wound in the case of emergency. We were interested in this subject for a long time, but training wasn’t available in Minnesota until this year. I’ve done some reading and own a book on “field expedient” trauma care, but it’s not the same […]

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Carrying a Trauma Kit in Public

Carrying a Trauma Kit in Public

I wrote about my UTG tactical messenger bag and a little bit about what’s inside of it. Now I want to write about what it’s like to carry a trauma bag around all the time for the last three months, and some tips on how to avoid attention, or at least gain favorable opinion if […]

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Master Lock 4688D TSA Luggage Lock Review

Master Lock 4688D TSA Luggage Lock Review

I flew to Colorado in September and took my Glock 19 pistol with me. One key piece of hardware was the Master Lock TSA luggage lock that I put on the outside of my checked baggage. Since returning, I’ve used the lock to keep people out of my emergency kit bag, and I want to […]

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Making Use of Your FSA Dollars With First Aid Supplies

Making Use of Your FSA Dollars With First Aid Supplies

For those of us with Flexible Spending Accounts, we have about a month left to spend the rest of our money. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) allows you to set aside some money before taxes for common medical expenses. This was my first year participating in an FSA program. I planned on getting new eyeglasses, a […]

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Super Glue vs New-Skin

Super Glue vs New-Skin

I’ve been using New-Skin, a medical adhesive, for almost five years. It sounds weird at first, but here’s the premise: glue small wounds shut using glue. New-Skin works pretty well, despite the associated stinging. I’d always heard that Super Glue is just as good, but until last weekend I didn’t have a chance to put […]

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IKEA First Aid Kit Review

IKEA First Aid Kit Review

At $10 – $12, this first aid kit by IKEA Family is a great value and a good starting point for building a personal trauma kit. They are inexpensive enough to have several on hand, and may appear less threatening than “tactical” equivalents.

Dog First Aid and Lessons Learned

Dog First Aid and Lessons Learned

Smluh, smluh, smluh, smulh licked my youngest dog, Pearl. “Stop it,” I said automatically. She did, like a good dog, but just for a second. I looked up from my computer to see what was wrong, and Pearl was pacing downstairs in the kitchen, licking her foot between steps. I walked to the top of […]

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