Ready, or Not? Here Fate Comes… Got Trauma Kit?

By John Farnam

Echosigma Emergency Systems - Trauma Kit
Echosigma Emergency Systems – Trauma Kit
Defense Training International, Inc
Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO –-( Preparation is the key!

This from a friend and student:

“I got to use my DTI Trauma Kit yesterday!

A neighbor’s seven-year-old son accidentally put a deep, two-inch gash in his leg near his knee, as he was clearing brush with a small hatchet.

The cut was deep, with lots of blood, but it was not possible to tell if an artery was compromised or not. In any event, I ran to my car and retrieved my Trauma Kit. I quickly wrapped-up the wound with an IBD.

Bleeding stopped immediately, and we subsequently got him to a local ER.

The wound required ten stitches, but he is otherwise okay.

Attending to this wound was the last thing I thought I’d have to do that day! As you’re fond of reminding us:

‘When it’s least expected, you’re elected!’

I have a DTI Trauma Kit in my range bag, car, home, and at work. I am always prepared!”


We don’t get to make “appointments” for emergencies! You’re prepared, or you’re not. It’s a “come as you are” War!

“At a point in nearly everyone’s life, Fate walks up behind you, taps you on the shoulder, and points to a great and noble challenge, awaiting your touch… your destiny! What a pity, when she finds you unprepared, then sullenly withdraws, never to touch you again.” ~ Winston Churchill


About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit: