Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
Spending a lot of time, as I do, around firearms, I carry a compact trauma kit. Maybe a couple extra batteries for your flashlight. Also, consider a Ritter PSP, a 2 person Heatsheets blanket, and some kind of water container. Maybe also some chlorine dioxide tablets.

Exactly. FAKs should reflect the most likely used environment. Mine is less concerned with firearms related injuries (most of the time) and is more gear toward sprains and breaks that will halt evacuation or mobility from back country.

Training is the most critical component, since you must first recognize the problem before you can do anything meaningful to correct it.

An example of lack of training from years ago. A victim shot himself in the leg, bleeding profusely. The sole measure taken by his companions was to loosen his belt. He died.
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