The Guardian Trauma Kit
Announcing the commercial debut of The Guardian, a portable trauma kit designed to deal with gunshot wounds and other penetrating injuries requiring immediate treatment not possible with standard first aid kits. This is not a general purpose first aid kit. It contains specialized supplies and tools to deal with severe trauma in field and combat situations. Everything you need is in one MOLLE-compatible bag, designed to be worn, not left behind. In addition to a fully stocked kit, The Guardian also includes an 80 minute DVD detailing the use of the kit, and a set of laminated Quik-Ref field cards with step-by-step instructions on use of major kit components.
Here is the bag - approximately 7x7x4""
Here is a pic of the primary contents:
The Guardian was designed by an active duty Marine field medic who saw a need for a personally-carried kit of supplies for everyone going into harms way. Seconds count when a serious injury is sustained, and having a casualty wearing the supplies needed to keep him viable until medivac comes can be the difference. We were proud to be asked to help get these into the hands of deployed and deploying troops and will continue to do that when possible.
As we worked with The Guardian, we saw a lot of commercial applications. Law enforcement officers, departments, and other agencies are now using these kits and more inquiries come in every day. Range managers, gun club officials, and safety officers all see the benefit of planning for accidents, while doing everything they already do to avoid them. And individuals, avid shooters who spend time on a range, in the field, anywhere guns are carried and used, all see the need to have a little "insurance" on hand.
The Guardian retails for $279.95, and we are offering them on AR15.com for an introductory price of $249.95 delivered. This is a limited time offer, and will expire on May 31st. We are also offering the training DVD separately for $29.95 + S&H for those who have already assembled a full kit and would like to have the benefit of some organized guidance on their use.
Pricing for departmental and agency purchases available on request.
Dealer inquiries welcome.
Looks like a good kit. Are you including a C.A.T. tourniquet with the kit?
The tourniquet in the kit is the SOF Tactical Tourniquet. Function is similar to the CAT. I have been told that some like the SOF better because the release lock is more positive and is not affected by mud, dirt and debris which can disable the velcor used in the CAT. Both have NSN #'s and are similarly priced.
Content list and were are they available?
just curious what an active duty marine field medic actually is... since I am active duty and we dont have medics in the Marine Corps. We have Navy Corpsmen. So who was the kit actually designed by?
It does look like a good kit though.
More kits will be available to ship within a week or so. Just waiting on the bags. I can email a brochure with a component list to you, just email me.
Holy crap, that's overpriced!
A blowout kit should NOT cost that much unless part of that price is training on how to use it.
You can put together a kit with ALL of the components of that kit, including a quality pouch to hold it, for far less. I don't usually shit on people's advertisements (let's call this thread what it really is), but since it's here and not in the Equipment Exchange, it's fair game.
You DO NOT put boo-boo stuff in your blowout kit. You DO NOT access your blowout kit unless someone is dying. If you need a bandaid or superglue, no one is dying. That stuff shouldn't even BE in this kit.
Lastly, if you need reference cards on how to use the components of a BOK, you need to spend less on the kit and more on training until you do not need cards to know when, how, why, and WHY NOT to use your kit.
For the price of this kit, you could buy a two-day class and a better kit than this, and still come out ahead as far as knowledge and tools. No 80-minute DVD can possibly be worth its cost compared to an actual hands-on class. Think about it-you couldn't even buy a spare kit to open and practice with because it costs to damn much. You can watch a video about how to use it, but you wouldn't actually be able to use it without wasting the money you spent on the kit. I guess that's why you need the cards, eh? Since the purchaser can't afford to train with the kit, they can't remember how to use it.
<======NOT A MEDIC, or CORPSMAN, and I didnt stay at Holiday Inn Express, BUT
I am a rescue diver and have been trained in basic first aid and I have to agree that seems pretty steep for something that is basically disposable (except for the pouch/ shears. YMMV
Footrat were would I get the training and supplies? You can get a CPR class from the local YMCA. Were do you go to train for gunshot wounds? The supplies?
I'll send you a PM. I'll say what's wrong with the product, but I'm not going to be so mean as to mention another product in this thread.