Bleed Kits on a Budget

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  1. Jtallen83

    Jtallen83 Member

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    Had an opportunity to buy some Celox gauze packages at a reasonable price so I decided to put together some kits for serious bleed events. I have been giving these to co-workers and family as I put them together. I have about $10-$11 in each kit, cheap compared to what many on the market go for. The Celox is over half the expense. The RAT tourniquets are chinese made versions but I figured including a cheap version was better than not including one at all. I also wanted them to be compact enough that I could actually get people to carry them in there computer bags, book bags, or just keep one in their glove box. I try to give a quick rundown on how to use the stuff when I hand one out, more often than not they look at me like I'm a nut and maybe I am.

    Contents are 2 ea. 4x4 Celox gauze pads, RAT tourniquet, 2 ea. large surgical gauze pads, surgical gloves, emergency blanket, and 7-8 foot of duct tape. I have a couple dozen cheap medical shears coming, if they work I will include them. Any ideas for something I should add would be great, trying to stay inside the quart size ziplock bag.
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    99.9999% of the bleed kits are WAY overpriced!!!!! esp the TQ's , celox / quickclot and dressings.

    a CAT TQ has 5 cents of velcro (even cheaper bought in bulk), 1 cent of plastic........yet it costs over $40-60 for one.........i can buy a 20 man industrial fak for that much (ands thats retail $)

    a bleed kit should cost less than $5.

    like your kit!
     

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