The “Sweetwater” Trauma Kit – Mountain Man Medical

(12 customer reviews)


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The Sweetwater Kit is named for the Sweetwater River in Wyoming which was one of the most common routes for Mountain Men of the 1800s when traveling to trading posts and rendezvous. The river is relatively small with some rough patches but was a critical and essential waterway to any mountain man.

The Sweetwater Kit is the smallest and simplest Trauma kit from Mountain Man Medical. It includes the bare minimum essentials for emergency medicine with a price tag under $50. When designing this kit the team set out to build something that they felt would suffice for 80% of emergencies but could be sold for under $50 to ensure affordability for every American adult and household.

Also, when putting this kit together the team focused on compact components. This kit can easily be repurposed to a smaller pouch or an ankle IFAK or cargo pocket. Mini compression bandage, mini marker, small shears, tightly bundled gloves, and 2-inch gauze and bandages are some of the keys to that overall compact delivery.

Quick Specs:

Outside dimensions: 7″ tall x 5″ wide x 4″ deep

Weight: Varies from 12.3oz to 13.4oz depending on the options your select

Contents Include:

“Falcon” Pouch with First Aid Patch in Black or Red

This pouch is the perfect size to hold your medical gear without taking up a lot of space in a backpack, vehicle, range bag etc.

Made from a strong nylon that will not tear or rip. Equipped with SBS zippers and featuring a 3x2inch velcro patch receiver equipped with a 2x2inch Patch (patch not shown below).

Inside the pouch, you will find specially designed storage and organizer straps and pockets.

Dimensions (Not including carry handle):

Height: 7.5 inches | 19 cm
Width: 4.3 inches | 11 cm
Depth: 2.5 inches | 16.5 cm

The pouch empty weighs 7oz

Your Choice of Tourniquet

Choose to include either the SWAT-T, CAT (Combat Application Tourniquet), or SOF-T Wide from Tacmed.

The SWAT-T is a versatile proven tourniquet. Just wrap and stretch using the instructions printed on the tourniquet itself to ensure proper application. Unlike many popular tourniquets it can be applied on animals or any appendage. It can also double as a compression bandage in a pinch.

The C-A-T and SOF-T tourniquets are both TCCC approved for combat use and have been the industry standard for tourniquets for decades. Easy to self-apply and fast and quick to slack with windlass. Please note we only sell genuine tourniquets. These are NOT fake counterfeits. For more information on the differences between these tourniquets review this video.

TacMed Compact Trauma Bandage

The Compact Trauma Bandage from TacMed Solutions is a simple, effective pressure dressing designed to treat non-life-threatening hemorrhaging. It utilizes an elastic wrap material that can be used to generate pressure and a sterile wound pad that can be placed directly over the injury to aid in the control of bleeding. The bandage is flat-folded and vacuum-sealed to create a low profile so it can be easily stored.

2 Pairs Large Nitrile Gloves

These heavy-duty strength gloves (5-mil thick) are made from medical grade synthetic rubber. They are puncture-resistant, stretchable and ambidextrous. They are disposable and designed for single use. These are size Large, designed to fit an overwhelming majority of American adults.

They are individually pre-wrapped in pairs and packaged for easy and fast deployment. Designed to fit in ankle cuffs and other compact IFAK pouches and carriers.

Nitrile gloves are a superior alternative to traditional latex as they offer greater durability, chemical resistance and control while simultaneously being non-allergenic. Take comfort in knowing these gloves are Latex-Free and Powder-Free.

Each Sweetwater Kit comes with 2 Pair (4 gloves)

Trauma Shears

Tested by our team with simple fabrics, cotton & poly blends, thick fleece, multiple layers of denim, through seams, with gauze & elastic bandages, tape, and much much more. Will cut right the first time through anything you need without any separation between the blades or weakness in the pivot point.

They will fit in any IFAK or medical kit at only 14.5cm long. Professionally designed for doctors, nurses, EMT & EMS. Blunt tips keep your patient safe.

Black Permanent Mini Marker

Permanent ink writes on paper, plastic, metal, skin, fabric, and most other surfaces. Smear resistant ink dries quickly and resists fading and water.

Cap can be easily attached to a keychain or zipper pull for convenience. Tested by our team on simple fabrics, skin, tourniquets, elastic bandages, tape, and much more.

Compressed Gauze Z-Fold – 4.5 inches x 4.1 yards

Emergency Krinkle gauze that is compressed for easier and more compact transportation of emergency dressings. This compressed crinkle gauze expands and is highly absorbent to cover larger wounds. Made of pre-washed, fluff-dried woven gauze that is soft and absorbent. Folded and compressed this bandage will expand to cover a large area or wound.

Krinkle Gauze

1 Elastic Wrap Bandage Hook/Loop Self-Closure – 2 inch x 5 yards (Dynarex)

High-quality elastic bandage with convenient hook and loop self-closure so you can easily self apply without trying to use clips or other common systems. Made from a cotton / polyester knit construction for moderate compression treatment.

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12 reviews for The “Sweetwater” Trauma Kit – Mountain Man Medical

  1. Ron (verified owner)

    I bought this kit and the additional tourniquet to supplement a kit I assembled after taking 2 classes on controlling blood loss. On receiving it I have decided that it is the kit that will accompany me to the range and the one I put together will stay in the vehicle as the back-up. As a coach for a college shooting club and an RSO I believe that your package is better organized with the items that I hope I never need.

  2. Travis

    I was very excited to receive my sweetwater medical pouch for a Christmas gift to a family member that is in college. However, the customer support unfortunately, has been terrible. I received a package that was supposed to be the medical pouch according to the tracking number that was given to me from customer support via a text massage. The issue was that the package did not contain the medical kit but in-fact contained face cream. I have tried resolving the issue by calling, emailing, and texting both mountain man medical and the drop shipper that they appear to use. Hopefully this review will prompt some response, because I would like to give the manufacturer a second chance.

    • Admin

      Travis, I’m sorry to hear about your experience. I have no idea how you could have received face cream. We don’t sell face cream or anything approximating it. My best guess, and I know it sounds ridiculous, is that your package was opened by UPS in transit and contents were changed out. That would be more likely than us packing random face cream into a package. As to the customer service, we aren’t perfect but we try really hard. From our helpdesk software I see we have responded to every text we received from you and every email up to the email you sent us yesterday which we will certainly respond to today. We care about our customers and our brand so we’ll be doing whatever is necessary to get you taken care of.

  3. Travis

    I have received confirmation that A replacement kit will be shipped. Once I receive the package I will update my review. Thank you for reaching out.

  4. Ed King (verified owner)

    Great kit. Put on my range battle belt.

  5. Brock F. (verified owner)

    I’m definitely a novice to life saving trauma kits but feel I have a huge advantage carrying this small yet essential pack on the road in case of emergencies. Everyone should have some kind of trauma kit on standby because you just never know when you’ll need it.

  6. Brad (verified owner)

    I received the Sweetwater kit the other day, it is the second one I have bought. It is a great kit to have made a quality items.

  7. Dillon

    ASP on Youtube sent me here but the detailed explanation of everything inside the kit is what sold me. Reasonably priced and quality product. Thanks!

  8. Keith (verified owner)

    Ok kit. Should have spent the extra money and bought the better kit. Now spending more to get this kit up to the Yellowstone kit so I really did not save any money.

  9. Phil (verified owner)

    I purchased the Sweetwater Trauma Kit for our church Security Team. While a little on the abreviated side, it still holds most all essential supplies necessary for an unintended, emergency misadventure. While this kit is perfect for individual use, I think for groups like ours I would rather have purchased the larger kit.

  10. braden scott

    Im in boy scouts as a tenderfoot rank. i doubt you are familiar with the first aid merit badge and im doing the pre-requs. is this a good kit for that?

    • Jacob Paulsen

      Braden, I’m an Eagle Scout and was once a merit badge counselor for that badge. No, I don’t think it has everything you need for that badge. It focuses on major bleeding and forgoes some of the more basic first-aid things like splinting for example.

  11. Rick (verified owner)

    This kit is perfect for the car, the range, or hiking. Hopefully I’ll never have to use it but I feel better having it and everything is quality. Well worth waiting for!

  12. Jerry L (verified owner)

    It’s a perfect fit for me to carry in my vehicle. I also keep a comprehensive first aid kit in the same vehicle. I hope that I never have to use the Sweet Water kit. Having said that, it’s a comfort to have it at the ready

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