U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- I think most of the people that read AmmoLand News are like me. In fact, I think most Americans are. I work 10-14 hrs./day, and the few free hours that I have free I like to hunt & fish and get away from it all. But by the same token, a fight is being brought to your front doorstep. BLM, Antifa & the current leadership of the Democratic party are of the same mindset as any hate group. They hate America and everything that she stands for.
I never thought that I’d be writing a Product Review on gear to help you out in case you ran into anarchists in America. Sure, if you were raised in Texas during the Cuban Missile crisis it was a scary time. But that was a foreign enemy. Not an enemy embedded in our own country.
Right now, if you live in a liberal run city, you stand a good chance of being stopped on a freeway or any road and pulled out of your car and beaten to death. If you aren’t looking ahead and have a game plan then you need to recalibrate your MO. It’s your duty to protect your helpless family. Unbelievably you now can’t count on police protection as they have been neutered and handcuffed by anarchist/liberal mayors. If you’re going to survive, it will be by the Grace of God and because you’re on the ball.
So with that said, I never thought that I’d have to write a Product Review on gear to survive a mob lynching on the streets of America. When I first got the Galco Ankle Trauma Medical Kit I planned on writing about the benefits of using it while outdoors. Patching up wounds when you flipped your four-wheeler over on top of you, getting thrown from a horse, patching up a cut/slice you got while gutting and boning out your deer/elk in the backcountry. And yes, it is good for these tasks but unfortunately in the current political environment, and a lot of you will be buying one for in-town use.
I’ve had basic 1st aid training a number of times but am by no means qualified to instruct you on how to deal with medical emergencies. I haven’t been trained nor do I have the necessary experience. So take what I say with a bag of salt, not a grain.
An instructor once gave me this insight that brought me comfort. Whether you’re in the backcountry, in town giving CPR, or helping someone in a city park, you are not a Doctor. You are a first responder. All you can do is what you have been trained to do. Your job is not to perform open-heart surgery. Your job is to keep the person alive until the professionals arrive.
When an accident occurs, you never have enough gear and when you don’t need it, anything more than a band-aid is too much to carry. So what I’m saying is, due to me being a skinny little lightweight, I don’t carry a bulky medical kit while in the backcountry. But I think it’s prudent to have the bare essentials. I use Adventure Medical Kits gear. It’s the best I’ve found.
When you buy a Galco Ankle Trauma Medical Kit make a list of the medical dangers you may encounter and what supplies you might need to survive them. Here’s a list of what I plan to stock mine up with and why. You need to make your own list.
- AMK Trauma Kit. If someone is bleeding profusely, you have to stop it fast. They can die or go into shock.
- Adhesive wrap. You can wrap sprains, broken arms or cover wounds and stop the bleeding.
- Mupirocin-a prescribed antibiotic cream unlike Neosporin (Which is pretty much a placebo). I always carry this in the backcountry. I’ve had blood poisoning 3-4 times. Not fun.
- Sting-Kill for Wasp/bee bites.
- An extra magazine for in town emergencies
- Bear spray
You get my drift. Your gear will vary from mine. I think it’d probably be smart to have two Galco Ankle Trauma Medical Kits. One for the town and one for the backcountry. Otherwise, when repacking for your next event, you’ll invariably forget to throw in a few key items.
The MSRP on the Galco Ankle Trauma Medical Kit is $73.00 and as is usual, we will close with the specs:
- Galco’s ATM-KIT (Ankle Trauma Medical Kit) equipment carrier is designed for a convenient everyday carry of medical tools and equipment for first responders, gun carriers, or anyone who wishes to be prepared in an increasingly dangerous world.
- The ATM-KIT’s high-grade neoprene band offers secure hook-and-loop closure and five neoprene pockets of various widths, each with a retention strap for security. It accommodates tools and equipment like tourniquets, strap cutters, knives, multitools, bandages, clotting agents or other emergency rescue and first-aid gear.
- The ATM-KIT fits ankle/boot circumferences up to 16″. For those who wear boots or have larger legs, a Boot Extender is available which increases circumference up to 5″. The ATM-KIT does not include tools or supplies, only the pocketed ankle cuff and retention straps.
- The ATM-KIT is ambidextrous and available in black.
- Neoprene construction
- Five neoprene pockets
NOTE: This is the CARRIER only. Medical and rescue supplies are not included, check out our friends at MyMedic for top-notch medic supplies.
About Tom Claycomb
Tom Claycomb has been an avid hunter/fisherman throughout his life as well as an outdoors writer with outdoor columns in the magazine Hunt Alaska, Bass Pro Shops, Bowhunter.net, and freelances for numerous magazines and newspapers. “To properly skin your animal, you will need a sharp knife. I have an e-article on Amazon Kindle titled Knife Sharpening for $.99 if you’re having trouble.”