Why You Should NOT Rescue Someone in Danger

Reporter: “What were you thinking when you jumped in to save them?” Citizen Hero: “I didn’t. I didn’t think, I just reacted.” Maybe you’ve heard a statement like this in a news story when a hero leaps into action, and without a thought, puts themselves at great risk to save the life of another person.…

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Extraction: How to Patch Yourself Like a Badass

Disclaimer** This article contains spoilers. If you haven’t seen the movie, go check it out first so I don’t ruin it for you. When I was a kid, my dad, a career firefighter, used to stand in the doorway of the kitchen when we watched movies and point out all the fake parts, then carefully…

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7 Steps to Save A Life

Trauma Medicine is surprisingly simple, but it’s far from easy. Since this is a stressful, life-or-death struggle, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. If you have never been faced by a situation like trauma, deciding on what to do first is the hardest thing to overcome. I’ve found that breaking down an emergency into easily manageable…

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Why’d You Put That in Your Med Kits? Part: 2

In the last post I talked about why I chose to include the default SWAT-T Tourniquets in our kits, instead of the North American Rescue Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT). Hopefully that left you with a good perspective and a look at the rest of the items will help to clear up anything that’s still a…

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Why’d You Put That in Your Med Kits?

Not everyone has a background in medicine and may not fully understand the wide variety of gear that’s available on the market. Those people tend to take me at my word that the items in the Mountain Man Medical kits are the best options for the widest number of situations. Others have asked why I…

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Trauma Emergencies and the COVID-19 Outbreak

Everyone is talking about it. Everyone. I haven’t had a single conversation in the last 3 weeks that hasn’t included something about the Corona virus outbreak. While not exactly the apocalypse, times are even more tense then usual and America is bracing itself to weather the coming storm. The future is as unclear as ever…

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Your Life Depends on Where You Keep Your Med Kit

It confuses me that medical kits are often neglected. I’ve been in the medical world for a few years now and I’ve never had a hard time convincing someone that medical equipment is a good idea to have nearby. But I still seldom encounter someone who keeps one nearby, even if they’re never more than…

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