Bug out Bag

Amazon Thursday! My New Bug Out Bag Additions

Posted On October 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm by / 1 Comment


Today I just spent about $60 on Amazon.com – but I got a ton of great things for my bug out bag!

I’m also an NRA Certified Concealed Carry Instructor, so these items will also come in handy during my courses – I hope I never need them!

Here’s what I ordered.

New Israeli Battle Dressing, 6-inch Compression Bandage

New Israeli Battle Dressing, 6-inch Compression Bandage

From what I understand, these battle dressings are included as standard issue in the US Military’s IFAK (individual first air kit). It is primarily used for the treatment of bullet wounds, deep lacerations, or other traumatic injuries. You never know when you might need one of these babies around.

Other uses for this bandage:

  • Improvised┬ásling
  • Bind a strain/sprain
  • Secure a splint
  • Improvised tourniquet

It doesn’t require any pins or clips, so its completely self contained. I hope I never need it, but if I do, I’m ready!

Quikclot Sport Brand Advanced Clotting Sponge ,Stop Bleeding Fast, 50 Gram Package

I’ve read some great reviews about QuikClot – so I decided to read some more. ┬áThis bandage basically draws out the liquid portion of the blood and leaves┬áplatelets behind to induce clotting.

Here’s a video on how it works – but go to YouTube and look up “QuikClot.” There are some pretty graphic videos on how it works – too graphic to show here – but very informative videos none-the-less.

BCB Commando & Survival Wire Saw

This wire saw is issued to the British Special Forces (SAS) and can cut wood, bone, or aluminum. It can also be used in a pinch to create a makeshift snare! This might come in handy for TEOTWAWKI.

EMT EMS Surgical Skin Stapler w/35 {wide} Staples and Remover Kit, Sterile

I’m not a doctor, but I’ll take a look! Hehe, juuuuust kidding. These next two products were mostly for my animals. My wife and I live on a 28 acre farm here in Florida, and we never know if our dogs will be tangling with a wild boar or if our horses might get caught up in something sharp. I’ll be more than prepared!

Silk Suture 4-0 NFS-1 12/bx Veterinary Use Only

Like I said, you never know when our dogs or horses are going to need medical attention – better to be prepared than unprepared!

In case you need to brush up on your suturing skills, here’s a great video on how to suture from Doom and Bloom!

Also, remember to be both clean and sterile! Read more here.

One thought on “Amazon Thursday! My New Bug Out Bag Additions

  1. SURGICAL SKIN STAPLER!!! Awesome!!!! How did I not know that these existed previously??? Beats the hell out of superglue any day!!! Thanks!

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