My range bag has a tourniquet, Israeli bandage, QuikClot, nitrile gloves and horse tranquilizers for RF. What don’t I have? A handy, little bag to hold all these things. The Well Armed Woman checks all those boxes with their new first aid kit. Press release:

The Well Armed Woman Introduces 4 First Aid Kits 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – April 20, 2017 – The Well Armed Woman (TWAW) recently released a new product line of first aid kits. Carrie Lightfoot, CEO of TWAW, worked with Glen Stilson, of Independence Training, to design 4 first aid kits that range from boo boos to battlefield wounds. Stilson relied upon his team of instructors and their combined knowledge of battlefield medicine, wilderness first response, search/rescue, civilian fire and emergency medical services and matched it with the highest quality, field tested products to create a broad range of kits.

“Being a well-armed woman is about so much more than a gun. It’s about being prepared and situationally aware and being ready to act in any situation. We carry a firearm because we care about ourselves, our loved ones and others, so we wanted to introduce a full-line of first aid gear so that we can be ready for anything,” said Lightfoot.

– The Boo Boo Kit contains Band-Aids, medications and creams in a small case that fits easily in a tote bag or large purse. Stilson believes it is essential to keep your basic first aid kit supplies separate from a trauma kit. MSRP: $13.99

– The PFAK (pouch first aid kit) comes with straps on the back so it can be mounted to a belt or equipment. It also includes two front straps for a light source and extra tourniquet. The main kit includes components to stop bleeding and to start breathing. MSRP: $109.99

– The AFAK (ankle first aid kit) can be strapped to an ankle or arm. Like the PFAK, it includes the necessary components to stop bleeding and start breathing. MSRP: $119.99

– The IFAK (individual first aid kit) is a trauma kit packed into a high-visibility, waterproof SeaHorse hard case. Contents include a Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT), two emergency bandages, rolled gauze, hemostatic blood clotting gauze, trauma shears, medical utility tape, set of occlusive seals, emergency blanket and nitrile gloves. MSRP:  $149.99

All kits are offered at TWAW’s website, http://thewellarmedwoman.com/range-supplies/first-aid-kits.

Stilson and Lightfoot strongly recommend first-aid training to learn to use the various components of trauma kits and are compiling a diverse offering of articles and videos to support first aid education. The first of which is this introductory video:

During the month of April, all proceeds of sales of the first aid kits will be donated to TWAW Shooting Chapters, a 501(c)3 non-profit to supply each of the 350 chapters across the US with an IFAK trauma kit.

About The Well Armed Woman: The Well-Armed Woman, LLC, is the largest and most trusted women’s resource in the shooting world, committed to bringing innovative products, training and information to women gun owners everywhere. Carrie Lightfoot is the founder and Chairwoman of the Board of TWAW Shooting Chapters Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with 349 chapters in 49 states and a membership of almost 12,000+.

The mission of TWAW Shooting Chapters, Inc., is to educate, equip, and empower women bout firearms, encouraging them to become self-protectors.

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16 Responses to New From The Well Armed Woman: First Aid Kits

  1. “My range bag has a tourniquet, Israeli bandage, QuikClot, nitrile gloves and horse tranquilizers for RF.”

    Jeremy, apologize to RF for speaking that way about his single-barrel Bourbon. 😉

  2. Too expensive. I can put together a nice kit for about $20. ($40. if you insist on quick clot or Israeli bandages) in just a few moments. No need for a fancy case or bag. But whatever…

      • There are literally thousands of options, all available individually. The key is to identify what YOU would actually need in an emergency, and to carry those things you personally know how to use. Just as with a defensive gun use, actual need for a large, complex first aid collection is probably very low unless you go regularly into a war zone of some kind. Any gun range should have a decent kit available, of course.

        I retired ten years ago from a 30 year career as an RN. I spent 20 years on the road as a home visiting nurse and hospice nurse. In all that time, driving through the most dangerous areas of So. Calif., I never had use for the large and expensive first aid kit I carried. Never used the tourniquets, the CPR mask, the big wound dressings or much of any of the rest of it. OF COURSE you might run into the exception, but Murphy’s law pretty much makes that the time you don’t have anything to work with. Ask me how I know. 🙂

        I carried a nice kit when I did horseback trail riding, and always take a comprehensive kit to the gun range, when camping, or on a long car trip. The things I’ve used most, however, are bandaids in various sizes. You can buy a lot of bandaids for $20. 🙂

        Take a first aid class, ride along with some firemen, learn how to assess injuries and use the basic supplies effectively. “Good Samaritans” with fancy kits, but no training, can wind up doing more harm than good.

  3. Dark Angel Medical has great kits for all lev ladies and fantasies in training. Highly recommend them. Signed, a happy student and customer.

  4. As much as I like pouches and stuff I find most of the ones I see too expensive for what they are.

    I have a bunch of different ways of going about this, but my main “carry” IFAK goes into a LifeLine zippered shell. The shell itself holds up pretty darn well and Dick’s sells the size I use and recommend for $9-$12.

    After that order your stuff off Amazon and you can make a very versitile kit for 1/2 the price or less.

    • I’d exercise caution on Amazon. I am a Prime user to the max but there are a lot of counterfeit tourniquets and such on Amazon. I personally had a counterfeit one snap when I used the windlass. For something I’m counting on to save my life or the life of a loved one, I’ll spend the extra dollars for one that is sure to function when needed.

      • You have to pay attention to who is selling the item.

        Low, low prices usually signal a knockoff. I personally only buy North American Rescue CAT’s and I only buy them from NAR (they sell their stuff on Amazon as a verified seller).

        Costs a bit more but you’ll never get a knockoff.

  5. Just did a quick calculation. The $109.99 PFAK contents can be bought for about $40. So you are basically paying $69.99 for the pouch. As is true of most of these prepackaged IFAKs, you can put it together for much less cost. Plus, unless you add a real TQ (for an additional cost of $38.99 – which is $9.00 more than you can buy it at numerous suppliers), you are relying on the TK-4 for a TQ. The TK-4 suffered catastrophic failure when tested by NAMRU and is no longer authorized for military use.

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