There are a number of scenarios we think about as preppers where trauma supplies and skills are important. However, as preppers we tend to head straight for “worst case scenario” when thinking about traumatic injuries and large SHTF injuries, and by doing this we tend to miss the other more likely disaster scenarios.
While there are some “getting home” scenarios, and bugging out scenarios, the odds are we will be in our homes in almost every disaster situation we can think about. Because of this we not only need the trauma supplies (and skills to use them) but we also need to protect ourselves and our homes in an effort to minimize the need for them.
Treating bullet wounds is a very popular topic in the preparedness community, but the truth is, few disaster scenarios involve battle lines and trench warfare. Now before I get a bunch of hate mail, I’m not saying there aren’t other scenarios that involve getting shot at, I’m saying there are other traumatic injuries that deserve the same attention. [Read more…]