So, you’ve decided to carry a tourniquet. You’ve taken a trauma class, or a Stop the Bleed course, or TCCC/TECC, or PHTLS, or wilderness medicine, or some similarly skill-based education in the arena of traumatic injuries, because of course you know that training outweighs gear in terms of importance and you don’t want to look like a T Rex trying to scratch his own back as you’re fumbling around with your brand new TQ as someone’s life’s blood is leaking onto the floor around you. You’ve decided that you’re going to be an asset; you’re going to be the one to help when someone’s injured instead of the one standing by, mouth-breathing and looking on in consternation as a real human actually dies in front of you. Time to gear up, right?

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