EDC Trauma Kit Now Available for your Back Pocket

by February 1, 2012 02/1/12
EDC Trauma Kit

We’re excited to release our Every Day Carry Trauma Kit today and feel it’s truly something you’ll never leave home without. No longer will you have the excuse of not being able to carry lifesaving equipment with you wherever you go!

We wanted to design a minimum bare-bones trauma kit, smaller than our ETA Trauma Kits, that would not only be comfortable enough to throw in a back pocket, but also be capable of treating the number one preventable cause of death in the field according to the TCCC; extremity hemorrhage AKA bleeding out.

The EDC Trauma Kit is literally the size of an average wallet and even smaller in some instances, especially if you carry a Costanza. It can be stuffed in a back pocket and only weights 6 ounces with the included pouch!

EDC Trauma Kit

The EDC Trauma Kit contains (1) Combat Gauze LE, (1) SWAT-T Tourniquet / Pressure Bandage, (1) Pair of Purple Nitrile Gloves and your choice of a Coyote Brown or Black EDC Trauma Kit Pouch. The kit is also vacuum sealed and completely latex-free. Our EDC Trauma Kit Pouch is nothing more than a lightweight slip cover to protect your EDC Kit against damage and puncturing the vacuum seal while being carried in your pocket or bag.

ITS EDC Trauma Kit

Included with every EDC Trauma Kit is our insert card which lists the contents on the front and includes the directions for using the SWAT-T on the reverse. These directions come directly from the manufacturer and are also printed on the bag that we’ve left on each SWAT-T we seal in a kit. We’ve also taken the time to cut a large slit on the bottom of each wrapped SWAT-T we use so that it’s easier to open when seconds count!

Please keep in mind that while the SWAT-T is described as a Tourniquet and Pressure Bandage, we’ve found its use better for a pressure dressing to wrap over a packed wound then for a dedicated tourniquet. Can it be used as a field expedient TQ? Absolutely, but if you have the option to carry a dedicated tourniquet like the SOFTT-W, we highly recommend it. The purpose of this kit is every day carry and the components in the EDC Trauma Kit are certainly suited for that.

ITS EDC Trauma Kit

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Manufacturing

The pouches for our EDC Trauma Kits are sewn in Chicago by Zulu Nylon Gear, making them completely made in the USA. The EDC Trauma Kits are hand assembled by ITS Tactical in Fort Worth, TX using nearly all made in the USA components.

ITS EDC Trauma Kit
ITS EDC Trauma Kit

The Combat Gauze, SWAT-T, glove wraps, vacuum seal bags and insert cards are all made in the USA. The gloves are the only component made overseas, which we’re working to change.

ITS EDC Trauma Kit

Pick up your EDC Trauma Kit today and don’t let the excuse of not having the room to carry life-saving equipment ever happen again!


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kineticmedic
kineticmedic

The combat gauze allows for proper wound cavity packing which is the important aspect to control the bleeding, this is an advantage over the sponge which requires a large wound opening and will also require packing over it to apply adequate pressure. More emphasis should be placed on doing the basics well especially if cost is a concern, a well packed wound cavity with standard Z fold gauze or kerlix and pressure dressing over the top will provide greater life saving bleeding control than any 'magic potion' with poor dressing.

ChrisB
ChrisB

Can someone explain the difference (or the different uses) of this combat gauze vs the cheapter quickclot clotting sponges?

Eric S.
Eric S.

Here is a great example of the kit in use by our friend Brannon LeBouef (you have to have a keen eye to spot it). He also talks about the mindset of personal protection. http://youtu.be/oA_hpVCP7D8

Patrick Muphy
Patrick Muphy

I was just curious, why does the Quickclot Combat Gauze LE say on the package that it's for external use only? Is there a different meaning to "external" for the combat gauze as opposed to Quickclot Sport?

Crooks
Crooks

I love your product! I have been wanting a smaller version of your ETA Kit for quite some time now and am syked to see this as a realty. Another thing I like is the fact that it is an easier acquirable form of the now Discontinued (I think, I can't find them anywhere) Combat Medical Systems Micro O-BOK, with no compromise in performance. I have been EDC'eing this Kit for the past 2 weeks or so, and it has ridden equally well in my Cargo Pants as well as my North Face. Before this Kit came along I was carrying a pack of Combat Gauze (Z-Fold) with (Sometimes) a 6-inch Israeli and/or a CAT (SOF-T too Rigid).Luckily, I haven't had to use this superb piece of equipment, yet, but if I had to I have no doubt in its capabilities. Sometimes in my "heavy" EDC I carry both the ETA and EDC for good measure. The one thing I will critique on this phenomenal lifesaving kit, is the pouch. First of all let me start off by saying I am impressed with the workmanship, where it's made (USA!), its quality from a renowned manufacturer (Zulu Nylon Gear), its "cuteness" for EDC and its compactness. Now the bad, while I do believe the pouch is great, and have since used it for other EDC items, I have trouble getting the Blow-Out Kit in the Pouch and more importantly, OUT. I f I needed this kit in a PHTLS/TCCC Scenario, I'd want it fast! Something not easily accomplished with this pouch. Overall, this kit is fantastically designed by the great guys (and gals) at ITS with the best, minimal supplies on the market for a great price! In the end even the tight-fitting pouch worked well (I'm not bashing the pouch, it just didn't fit its intended purpose). I can see this Kit being used by Firefighters/EMTs/Paramedics/First Responders, LE as a BOK if their department doesn't issue them (Which they probably don't), Outdoors Activists as a Trauma Module in a Medical Kit, Civilian Sheepdogs and Concealed Carry Permit Holders and lastly, as an E&E/SERE Trauma Kit for Warfighters, easily stocked in a HSGI Snipers Waist Pack, Tactical Tailor Pouch 1v and most other similarly purposed pouches. Thank you ITS Tactical for a great kit, phenomenal other merchandise, Reviews, DIY and Skill-Set information. Keep Up the Good Work! Thank You ITS Tactical!

P.S. You guys should make a version with a 4-Inch Israeli in it and/or a Benchmade Rescue 5 Hook Cutter (J-Hook), and so on.

Crooks
Crooks

I love your product! I have been wanting a smaller version of your ETA Kit for quite some time now and am syked to see this as a realty. Another thing I like is the fact that it is an easier acquirable form of the now Discontinued (I think, I can't find them anywhere) Combat Medical Systems Micro O-BOK, with no compromise in performance. I have been EDC'eing this Kit for the past 2 weeks or so, and it has ridden equally well in my Cargo Pants as well as my North Face. Before this Kit came along I was carrying a pack of Combat Gauze (Z-Fold) with (Sometimes) a 6-inch Israeli and/or a CAT (SOF-T too Rigid).Luckily, I haven't had to use this superb piece of equipment, yet, but if I had to I have no doubt in its capabilities. Sometimes in my "heavy" EDC I carry both the ETA and EDC for good measure. The one thing I will critique on this phenomenal lifesaving kit, is the pouch. First of all let me start off by saying I am impressed with the workmanship, where it's made (USA!), its quality from a renowned manufacturer (Zulu Nylon Gear), its "cuteness" for EDC and its compactness. Now the bad, while I do believe the pouch is great, and have since used it for other EDC items, I have trouble getting the Blow-Out Kit in the Pouch and more importantly, OUT. I f I needed this kit in a PHTLS/TCCC Scenario, I'd want it fast! Something not easily accomplished with this pouch. Overall, this kit is fantastically designed by the great guys (and gals) at ITS with the best, minimal supplies on the market for a great price! In the end even the tight-fitting pouch worked well (I'm not bashing the pouch, it just didn't fit its intended purpose). I can see this Kit being used by Firefighters/EMTs/Paramedics/First Responders, LE as a BOK if their department doesn't issue them (Which they probably don't), Outdoors Activists as a Trauma Module in a Medical Kit, Civilian Sheepdogs and Concealed Carry Permit Holders and lastly, as an E&E/SERE Trauma Kit for Warfighters, easily stocked in a HSGI Snipers Waist Pack, Tactical Tailor Pouch 1v and most other similarly purposed pouches. Thank you ITS Tactical for a great kit, phenomenal other merchandise, Reviews, DIY and Skill-Set information. Keep Up the Good Work! Thank You ITS Tactical! P.S. You guys should make a version with a 4-Inch Israeli in it and/or a Benchmade Rescue 5 Hook Cutter (J-Hook), and so on.

knight907
knight907

If you need to use this kit, you're going to need it in a hurry, and if you're carrying it in a daypack or purse (especially at night), digging for it could take time you don't have. Instead of a black or brown pouch, why not something like high-viz orange with reflective tape stripes?

VOODOOMEDIC
VOODOOMEDIC

Agian You hit the ball out of the park!

The use of the SWAT-T is Barking Briliant!

The next eveolution of EDC Kits you might want to think about is one for geared more for Civilian Emergency Medical Needs.

I would recomend two possiblities:

First would be a EDC Boo-boo kit, something for thous everyday inuries that we all tend to have: cuts, splinters, sun burn ect.

The Second is a kit for walk up medical emergencies. While having a EDC pocket size blow out kit is great your chances of walking up on a serious medical emergency is greater. A kit including basic airways, pocket face sheilds and SOAP/CPR/Stroke cards could really help make a difference in the Pre-hospital setting.

We tend to forget being more action orentated that PT/event Info is just as or more important the actually managing the PT's ABC. Information about event and PT provide the EMS Responder with critical information that if not obtainted early can delay proper care and transport.

As a full time First Responder and Paramedic I have spend a couple of years now try to narow down the most common pice of kit I use in the Pre- Hospital setting. Maybe the following can lead to insperation!

Flash light (even during the day in a deseret you PT will be found in a poor light enviorment)

Gloves PPE

NPA alway my first line airway

2x military kravates can manages most splinting needs do to their size and can also be use to help dress truam wounds to torso and head. Not to mention soft restraint.

5x9 dressing

3" Kling

Tactical Medical Solutins 4x6 and Blast dressing. I have uses both of these with great success in the field. I like the velcro feature which stops the dressing from unroling if it slips out of your hands. I also like the fact that it has a couple of feet of gause wrap and a plastic sheet in the dressing. If have used both to dress big truama wounds in the feild. It is great not to have to serch around for these materials when your working in the dark. One dressing contain it all. Not a big fan of the IFAK dressing use it a couple of time.

Well the above iteams are my most commonly used iteams list. I would also like to state that I use suction more the ventilation aids, but bother go hand and hand and they tend to be large for EDC. With new CPR standards placing less on ventilation and more on compressions might seme to reduce the needs for suction and ventilation aid. I can tell I had one instance were a pocket mask could have really made a differents in a PT outcome.

Well just some thoughts Keep up the great work.

VOODOOMEDIC
VOODOOMEDIC

Agian You hit the ball out of the park! The use of the SWAT-T is Barking Briliant! The next eveolution of EDC Kits you might want to think about is one for geared more for Civilian Emergency Medical Needs. I would recomend two possiblities: First would be a EDC Boo-boo kit, something for thous everyday inuries that we all tend to have: cuts, splinters, sun burn ect. The Second is a kit for walk up medical emergencies. While having a EDC pocket size blow out kit is great your chances of walking up on a serious medical emergency is greater. A kit including basic airways, pocket face sheilds and SOAP/CPR/Stroke cards could really help make a difference in the Pre-hospital setting. We tend to forget being more action orentated that PT/event Info is just as or more important the actually managing the PT's ABC. Information about event and PT provide the EMS Responder with critical information that if not obtainted early can delay proper care and transport. As a full time First Responder and Paramedic I have spend a couple of years now try to narow down the most common pice of kit I use in the Pre- Hospital setting. Maybe the following can lead to insperation! Flash light (even during the day in a deseret you PT will be found in a poor light enviorment) Gloves PPE NPA alway my first line airway 2x military kravates can manages most splinting needs do to their size and can also be use to help dress truam wounds to torso and head. Not to mention soft restraint. 5x9 dressing 3" Kling Tactical Medical Solutins 4x6 and Blast dressing. I have uses both of these with great success in the field. I like the velcro feature which stops the dressing from unroling if it slips out of your hands. I also like the fact that it has a couple of feet of gause wrap and a plastic sheet in the dressing. If have used both to dress big truama wounds in the feild. It is great not to have to serch around for these materials when your working in the dark. One dressing contain it all. Not a big fan of the IFAK dressing use it a couple of time. Well the above iteams are my most commonly used iteams list. I would also like to state that I use suction more the ventilation aids, but bother go hand and hand and they tend to be large for EDC. With new CPR standards placing less on ventilation and more on compressions might seme to reduce the needs for suction and ventilation aid. I can tell I had one instance were a pocket mask could have really made a differents in a PT outcome. Well just some thoughts Keep up the great work.

Bryan Black
Bryan Black

Sorry Roger, you have your pricing wrong for the QuickClot. Retail is $44.80 USD for just the gauze. Not to mention the pouch, vacuum sealing and labor. It's not overpriced at all, if you can put one together for cheaper than please do. I'd rather see someone carry something rather than nothing. Also, our members save 15% everyday, which brings the EDC Trauma Kit to $59.50. Thanks for your comment.

Roger Green
Roger Green

Good Concept, Extremely Over priced. This should be no more then 40USD not nearly 70USD. The SWATT is 10USD, Gloves: less then 1USD, Quick Clot 15-20USD

Josh
Josh

A little pricey for my taste, but it's a good concept to build a custom edc first aid kit around. This made me think of a concept I've heard from a few others, which is that "first aid" is improperly named; it should be called "last aid". These are items that should be used in cases where failing to use them could be very dangerous. Things like anti-itch creams and tiny band-aids quickly balloon a last-aid kit into an unmanageably huge first-aid kit. Of course, there's nothing wrong with having that kind of stuff... it just doesn't carry the importance that many people put on it.

chris
chris

Its too bad you guys don't have an international version. Perhaps with an Israeli bandage instead of quick clot, not as good but will still help keep the blood on the inside.

D. Hide
D. Hide

Been thinking about something along these lines lately. I'll need to save my pennies for this one. Finally, a good use for my normally unused back pockets - And it'll leave the cargo pockets clear for all the other junk I keep in there. Just one of the things not to leave home without.

-DH

D. Hide
D. Hide

Been thinking about something along these lines lately. I'll need to save my pennies for this one. Finally, a good use for my normally unused back pockets - And it'll leave the cargo pockets clear for all the other junk I keep in there. Just one of the things not to leave home without. -DH

Bryan Black
Bryan Black

$69.99 is the price in our store before the discount if you're a member.

Bryan Black
Bryan Black

Sure thing Lief, please shoot us an email through our contact form and someone will be in touch with you shortly.

Lief
Lief

Do you have department/bulk pricing if we place an order of 30-50?

robert
robert

whats the price of this item

Bryan Black
Bryan Black

Thanks for the suggestion. We'll definitely keep that in mind!

lpreyman
lpreyman

Definitely vouch for ITS on the cost after spending several thousand dollars on equipment for my department. If you want something cheaper you'll have to do without the Quickclot. Even then, you aren't going to buy these gloves for less than $1...you're going to have to buy a whole box to get the 1 pair that you need for your kit. Then, as Bryan says, you'll still have to seal it and get a comparable pouch. You're probably looking at spending $25 just for the contents. $35-50 to make the whole kit on the "cheap."

Bryan Black
Bryan Black

Sure thing Lief, please shoot us an email through our contact form and someone will be in touch with you shortly.

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