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Rothco Military Trauma Kit

Rothco Military Trauma Kit

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There are 5 things that are absolutely essential for a trauma kit. A good quality tourniquet, a good quality compression bandage, a roll or two of gauze, a double pack of chest seals, and a decent pair of shears.
Why would anyone buy this? The most drastic injury most people on this site would get is a paper cut Buy a box of Band-Aids and peroxide and just get a regular bag instead of this
bag looks like a maxpedition falcon 2 "homage"
Is there an option to buy just the empty bag?
I dont know what folks here think of Rothco goods, but I bought a tool bag and the handles fell off on the first use. Not sure they make a quality product :((
Deltarocketscientist
They don't make quality products..
Sigh, why won't this one die? I guess someone is buying this make believe trauma kit as it wouldn't keep popping up otherwise, but the lack of an effective TQ tells you all you need to know about this mess.
Hatchetman
It’s has. Bunch of random stuff too like a damn stethoscope, but no CAT. What the hell.
Hrharrell
And that cervical collar is all sorts of silly too. If you think you need one in the event of "trauma" you are far better off holding c-spine and waiting for a backboard that trying to shove someone with suspected spinal injury into that contraption.
$80 USD shipping cost to Canada? Is this a joke?
Hams
And $71 USD to ship to Iceland. $9 cheaper for an oversea shipment rather than your landlocked neighbor.
Hams
if you want a propper IFAK or trauma kit then Israeli first aid has a lot of good stuff for a good price and the shipping is pretty good too.
Egad, this Frankendrop is still being peddled? Nothing but a glorified first aid kit here. You are better off building your own. Seeing the same piece of junk coming up over and over again sends Massdrop emails over into spam territory.
A trauma kit with no tourniquets, no clotting agents, no Israeli bandages?
Drang
I had the exact same thought. Understand leaving out suture kits for the untrained. But these omissions (and others--no irrigation syringe?) make this kit a joke.
I'm a serving infantry team medic, my advice is avoid this glorified, overpriced first aid kit.
Invest in medical and first aid training, then Build your own.
And remember the best kit don't mean shit if you're not trained to use it, alot of civvies buying 'trauma kits' after watching a YouTube video on Israeli bandages thinking it makes them a medic.
So it’s not worth $140 for a beefed up, intense, first aid kit?
I have to laugh every time I see this come up. This kit is basically garbage and is so ridiculously overpriced for the nonsense in it. You are paying mostly for the bag, the neck collar & maybe stethoscope. Rest is made for small boo boos and NOT trauma. I would in no way trust this kit to save anyone's life. I say that as someone who has over 6 years as a LEO & first responder. This post isn't an attack against Rothco, but I feel most viewing this without proper medical training may think this kit is helpful when in reality it is not. You can get MUCH better ones for $50 that actually have QuickClot homeostatic gauze, Israeli bandage, proper tourniquet, chest seals, better quality bandage wraps, etc.
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Adventure medical kits are fairly reasonable and pretty comprehensive in scope for the money, if you don't want to build your own. 59.99 for the bighorn kit on Amazon, which is the level right below their big boy, the grizzly. Has just about everything the grizzly does, minus the cervical collar. Hope this helps.
I wouldn’t trust rothco in a situation requiring a trauma kit. My advice would be to find a London Bridge Trading (or other military contractor) pack on eBay or on sale and assemble the components yourself
bwalk97
Why us that? Does Rothco have a bad rep regarding this sort of bundle?
https://www.amazon.com/Military-Tactical-Backpack-Backpacks-Rucksack/dp/B01KJMXLOK/ref=sr_1_8?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1528199393&sr=1-8&keywords=military+backpack Here's the backpack. The buy gauze, a real CAT, a bottle of hand sanitizer, a knife, some rope, alcohol wipes, a bag of sugar, a box of band-aids, rubber gloves, and tweezers. Throw all that in the backpack and you'll have a trauma kit and a "scratch and bruise" kit that isn't a toy.
Uhhh, i bought one in a past drop, it is great for minor scuffles mtn biking or outdoor accident. No its not a trauma bag but its pretty good. My dad is ex medic and has trauma bag which is huge compared to this. I have stitched myself and the tweasers are poor. good big first aide bag, I added stuff of course.
No bone saw either?
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a small cheap red cross first aid kit would do everything this does. In a trauma bag I'd expect atleast 1 sam splint, two CATs, better OPAs and NPAs. If this was actually being marketed to medically trained individuals id want a 14ga for needle decomp, 2 16s and 2 18s with a bag of saline. Thats just off the top of my head. The C collar is pointless here, if you're dealing with a cervical fracture you'll need head rolls and a spine board as well to make any kind of impact on spinal motion restriction.
Waste of your money, and pretty embarrassing that massdrop is advertising this bunk crap.
Schmuck
That's similar to my sentiment. Why would a pack contain OPAs and NPAs if it didn't also contain a BVM? It's as if the person who put this together doesn't understand what airway adjuncts are for.
No Morphine? I'm out!
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it's human nature to try to explain the unexplained even if the explanation is completely wrong!
BlueCrowned
Hence religion!
A "military trauma" kit should include equipment to deal with the primary causes of death on a military battlefield. Airway blockage, check. Massive hemorrhage, not really. Severed artery, nope. Tension pneumothorax, nada. Not MD's fault. Rothco needs to get their cheet together. Equip it right, or drop the flashy name. This is a glorified boo-boo bag with a neck brace.
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kauboy
Couldn't have put it better.
I would recommend training over a kit. At a minimum get certified at the EFR (Emergency First Responder) level.
Your training will dictate what you can safely use.
The age of shitposting on Massdrop is upon us. What a glorious day!
I have the bag (green) used it as an EDC bag. Its complete crap, started tearing from the inside out, then the seems on the corner of the bag started giving way. Then again, it was only 14.99 on amazon with prime shipping.
Is there a list of items in the kit? Then a person can see if it is a good value.
bsatow
Yes. It's just below the color options.
bsatow
I hate to say it, but it's definitely not a good value. Unless you have medical training most of the items inside are going to be absolutely worthless to you, and if you do have training they're low quality and not going to hold up.
So people were really expecting to be able to do some serious field surgery with this?
Tragique
Pair it with the current drop for the Stone Series by Yaxell 8.66" Carving Knife and you're good to go.
Tragique
was the word SURGERY used? no, the word was trauma......as in field trauma kit. learn the difference. you know, in the real world not your call of duty one.
How does this Military Trauma Kit compare to the Sennheiser HD650? Asking for a friend....
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You neglected to note that the Sennheiser's cord would make for a better tourniquet than the one provided with this kit.
Hatchetman
For real though, CAT or the highway
$145usd to ship to Australia is a bad joke.
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[moderated] When people crack it about BS massdrop shipping internationally its because it ain't their first rodeo & it has been wrong on here a number of times
Did you just ask someone in Australia to Move? Hahaha! Would you move if you were in Australia?
I was gonna pick this up as a general first aid kit. But I am from Canada and the shipping is almost $100.
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'yawn"
Deftly shut down! Thanks, this guy was giving me a headache. Peace, Brother.
Looks like a decent first aid kit, but to market this with the words "military" and " trauma" is downright laughable if not borderline deceitful.
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I guess I just like the idea that someone is bringing anything to the game. It's incomplete and it's definitely mislabeled but it's better than showing up empty-handed. This is a good opportunity for teaching.
CmdrAwesome
I hear what you're saying. We'll have to agree to disagree. I think someone not inclined to take a TCCC approved trauma course would be overwhelmed and confused by the contents if they ever got in a trauma situation. They're better off spending $30 on an approved tourniquet. That at least is fairly instinctive. If they are the type to go and get training then they will quickly realize what goes into a true trauma kit and buy or assemble one before relegating this to the medicine cabinet.
I think the issue with this kit is in its "marketing" name and what level of aid it's actually designed to cover. I would be comfortable keeping this handy as a roadside assistance or camping kit (family vacation or road trip). I would NOT use it as a stand alone kit for all contingencies. This is NOT a trauma kit by any definition. With that said, there are comparable kits out there for the same or less costs, but if you are looking to start a kit and really just want something to be on hand for the kids soccer or trips to the playground, this kit could be a good place to start. It's no a bad collection of items. The perception of any shortcomings are because some 26 year old marketing executive with no experience in the real world wanted to make it seem "tacticool" and gave it a trauma moniker.
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It's pretty close to being a viable field trauma kit. Agreed there's some fluff there and some glaring omissions. Still a great deal and $50 will make it great. Regarding that latex tourniquet...not to be confused with laxtex IV tourniquet. This appears to similar, if not, identical to a SWAT-T. They work great. A CAT is preferable IMO, but I'll take it.
BTW...sorry you had to deal with this sad troll, war CHILD.
NealP
very few are..this one would be the same as any other..a start.. me id add everything it didnt have that i would want included... some of the ones that are more " trauma" are almost cost prohibitive for many. better to get a base and then add to it.
Looking at this drop as an Army medic and certified paramedic, definitely not worth it. Not sure if they aren't allowed to add IV equipment but that's lacking alongside additional tourniquets, BVM, a portable pulsox, NCD's, Chest Seals, and a blood pressure cuff isn't listed but is shown in the picture unless I missed it. If you need a trauma bag, you're probably better off somewhere else or making your own.
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ymin1202
field trauma kits do not include ivs sutures pulsox or bp cuffs. that would be field SURGICAL kits or CLS/MES what you are issued as a medic is not a field trauma kit. there are several levels of " kits. from the IFAK , Field trauma, Combat Lifesaver Aid Bag , or General Purpose First Aid Kits . im sure as a medic you didnt carry JUST a field trauma kit ( nor was it referred to as such), not to mention they are all Mission specific..some may have certain ivs others will not, when using the general term field trauma kit, they do not have ivs or any of the things you mentioned that one is missing., ...as for this one or any other for sale online, no pre assembled rig is going to have everything one could possibly need. field gear below ALS care is made to stabilize and deal with two things...blood loss, and airway.....enough to get to more advanced life saving facilities. and everyone will fill theirs according to their perceived needs. without ALS, or intermediate/advanced medical training any of the things you listed as " missing" are worthless. i am sure the makers of this kit never intended it for anyone trained in field medicine. in fact the term trauma applies to an injury (such as a wound) to living tissue caused by an extrinsic agent . IE, paper cut to sucking chest would.... perspective......something many are lacking.
Oh, ya! There’s nothing for anal evisceration! Lol! :)
North American Rescue sells an IFAK resupply kit for about $130 that its the right stuff.