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Speaker 1: Hey everybody another Paracordstore.com video. I want to talk a little about one of our products that we think is actually one of the most important things that we offer and that are first aid kits. We offer several. We will probably do a few more videos, but I wanted to start off with this one. I want to talk a little bit about a story and this goes back a few years ago when I was living and working in North Carolina and now I’m up in Pennsylvania, but anyways. I was following a truck very early in the morning, a small pickup truck, and to make a long story short, he got off the road a little bit, hit a few bumps and driveways kind of that came out to the road and got into a gully, overcorrected, wound up flipping his truck several times landing in the ditch on the opposite side of the road. Of course I stopped, got him and the passenger out of the vehicle and I was extremely glad that I had a reasonably good first aid kit in my vehicle and I do have just a very small amount of first aide training. By no means am I an expert or my EMT, but certainly in that moment and in moments it happened since, I’ve been very, very glad that I was somewhat prepared.
You’re really not going to be prepared for something like that most likely if you buy one of the cheaper imported first aid kits that you might buy at a large retail store, the kind that come in a yellow plastic box, they have a few Band-Aids and some antiseptic wipes in them, maybe some plastic tweezers that you are supposed to do something with. That’s why we offer this at Paracordstore.com, because we do offer more than Paracord and we offer several preparedness products, so I want to walk you through our technical trauma kit number one and this comes in three different colors, we have them in black, we have them in coyote brown, and we have them in my personal favorite, because it looks like the med kits in Left For Dead, the video game. We happen to have them in red and I’ll open one of these here up, so you can see what we have inside. It’s more than just again bandages or Band-Aids I should say, it has what you need to cope with a larger situation, whether it be a stranger, or heaven forbid a family member, or one of your children gets hurt, it can even be if you’re at the playground and a kid takes a tumble, winds up with a big gash or something. At least you’ll have something beyond Band-Aids and plastic tweezers.
Let’s take a look what we have here; it comes of course with a nice case. I’m just going to start pulling things out, in no particular order, sterile absorbent pad, a package of burn ointments, some ammonia inhalants, some Band-Aids, ibuprofen, a little bit of gauze tape and safety pins and a set of metal tweezers, basic first aid instructions, how to position a person, airway, choking, cardiac arrest, bleeding, shock, poisoning, burns, fractures, heat exhaustion, cold exposure, seizure, and diabetes. It gives a few paragraphs on each, I guess enough to make it dangerous, but enough to at least help you out with coping with a situation. I really do think it is everybody’s responsibility to get at least a little bit of formal first aide training, but in lieu of that, even if you’ve had it, where you’ve had first aid training years ago, it is a good to have a little flyer or what have you to give you some reminders on what to do in certain situations. So onward, right towards the top a couple of latex gloves to protect yourself especially if you are coming to the aid of a stranger, a what I want to call this an ace bandage, it’s not the ace brand, it’s a Dynerex brand, manufactured in the united states, and certainly if we have any EMTs watching this video they’ll recognize these kind of scissors, these are the kinds of scissors for cutting off clothing relatively quickly with a guard so that you are not going to injure the person that you are working on.
What else that goes on, triangular bandages, the safety pins to go with them, three dressings, topper dressing sponges, 4x4 and you get three of those. I believe this is the last thing in the kit, the bleed stop bandage which is a multipurpose wound and trauma dressing. Again you are getting the basics and it wouldn’t take long to have to refill this, if you came across some sort of an emergency, but it is packaged in a nice small container. Again if you respond or have a need to use this it doesn’t come with 20 of these, it only comes with three, it only comes with one of these, but it will give you enough so you can at least respond to an immediate situation and go ahead and restock your kit. The case itself, you can attach this to your webbing gear, you can attach it to your backpack. I have one thrown in the back of each of my family’s vehicles. If you have any questions certainly let us know, Paracordstore.com. We have these in stock in all three colors and I hope you have a great day, take care everybody.