The “Sweetwater” Trauma Kit – Mountain Man Medical


*Please note due to the impacts of COVID-19 The Yellowstone will ship with only 1 pair of gloves instead of the usual 2 pairs as noted in the below product description. In addition, glove color may vary based on our ability to source gloves. Gloves have become increasingly difficult to source and our cost on them when we are able to source them is up about 600%. When this challenge dissipates we will remove this notice and once again this kit with the number of gloves indicated below.


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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.

Contents Include:

Black “Falcon” Pouch with First Aid Patch

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

SWAT-T Tourniquet (H&H Medical)

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.

*Optionally add the C-A-T tourniquet to this kit when adding to cart. Note, adding the C-A-T will NOT remove the SWAT-T from your kit. You will have 2 tourniquets. The C-A-T is TCCC approved for combat use and has been the industry standard for tourniquets for decades (adopted by the US Military in 2005). Easy to self-apply and fast and quick to slack with windlass.

Mini Emergency Trauma Bandage (North American Rescue)

Perfect for use in all situations, especially on children and elderly with thin limbs, the NAR Mini Responder ETD is a compact compression bandage designed to provide an effective pressure bandage when reduced packaging size is required. The small, compact packaging with easy-open Red-Tip Technology® tear notches allows the Mini Responder ETD to be stored on the person in pant pockets, shirt pocket, trauma plate pouches, etc.

It is flat folded and less than an inch thick. The Mini Responder ETD has a 4 x 6-inch non-adherent pad with a 42 in. elastic bandage. It has both hook & loop as well as a sturdy C-Clip closure to hold the dressing in place. The bandage is sterile unless opened or damaged.

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.

1 Gauze Roll Bandage – 2 inch x 4 yards (Dynarex)

Hold dressings in place with conforming gauze that won't cling to hair or skin. Soft and absorbent, the gauze can hold dressing on wounds, yet provide flexibility for movement if needed. Each roll contains approximately 4 yards of conforming gauze and the 2″ width helps cover wounds quickly.

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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