There’s an old saying, “failing to plan, is planning to fail.” Sometimes the failure is nothing more than not having had a reason to think about it until it’s too late.
It can happen to the best of us, I’m a former Paramedic, and Trauma nurse and I should know better. I have two first aid kits in my vehicle and one in my home, but it never occurred to me to have one in my gun bag. Stupid, right?
I’m fortunate enough to have a target range on my property, which luckily is not far from the house. While practicing high-speed draw and shoot, my left thumb met the slide, and needless to say, it wasn’t pleasant. It was after splitting my thumb open and only having masking tape to close the wound, I realized, I should have a first aid kit with my gun bag.
So, my search ensued. To say there are a lot of first aid or trauma bags available would be akin to there’s a lot of sand at the beach. You can purchase bags for every situation, as well as either empty or pre-packed.
Being that every individual and the use of their kit is different; I opted to get just the trauma bag so I could stock it the way I felt would best fit my needs.