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Range Trauma Kit or IFAK

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by EMT40SW, Jul 20, 2018.

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  1. EMT40SW

    EMT40SW Member

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    So I am researching trauma kits for my range. I have settled on packing supplies into yellow Pelican cases to protect them from the elements (mostly dust). My problem is how balance having these kits available on a 24/7 unattended range for emergencies but not have them walk off ie get stolen. I’m open to suggestions.
     
  2. Bwana John

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    A good ammo can lagged with security headed screws from the inside out into something solid at the range using neoprene washers to keep it waterproof.

    Paint the ammo can white with a large red cross and list with paint its purpose and contents on exterior of the box.

    Use a crushed split-shot lead sinker and light wire on the lid latch to make an easily opened "seal" that can can be broken with very little effort but discourages looky loos. Also a way to make sure the contents are still intact with just a quick visual check .

    A well painted ammo box is much less expensive, is easier to secure, and will last much longer than plastic in most southwest environments. I have seen commercial Colorado river runners use the same 50 cal ammo/medical box for 25+ years, averaging 150 days per year on the river and still going strong.
     
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  3. Bwana John

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    Just like the consideration of expense with a Pelican vs 50 cal box being stolen, (or shot full of holes) what about everyday inexpensive items for contents instead of medical specific ones.

    What do you plan to include?

    Sanitary napkins, shoelace, alum, plastic bag & vasolene, duct tape? ( ie battle compress, tourniquet, quick clot, sucking chest wound.... and everything else)

    Instructions for use?

    How about telephone number for closest emergency services, gps quardinates and exact address of the rural(?) range for EMT/life-flight helo response?

    I think a talking defibulator would be the best medical addition to our local range when the average age and fittness of the users is considered.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2018
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