The Well Armed Woman First Aid Kits – Introduction


Hi, I’m Carrie Lightfoot of The Well Armed Woman, and I am so excited that today We’re going to be announcing the addition of a whole new product line And you know being a well armed woman is about so much more than the gun It’s about being prepared and situationally aware, and I think we all carry Because we care about people we care about ourselves and our loved ones and other people so what we’re introducing today And I have my special Guests Glenn Stillson here I’ll do a little more introduction with him in a minute is we’re introducing a full line of first aid gear because We always want to be ready We never know what’s going to happen, so I’m really blessed to have Glenn Stillson here with me today who is the owner and lead instructor for Independence Training also the co-host on the Arms Room and a former Army thank you for your service and we’re going to have him share with us kind of a little bit about each of the kits because we as you can see we have four different kits that we’re going to be releasing here and so Glen tell us a little bit first about you and your team’s maybe some of the medical background that you guys have because You’re working with us and putting these kids together Absolutely yeah, so we’ve got a big team of instructors and for us It’s all about our team You know we don’t just focus anything We do on just one person’s experience because that’s that’s too narrow so our experience comes from Battlefield medicine it comes from Civilian fire and EMS comes from search and rescue wilderness first response and emergency room technicians so we have this great team of people we’ve been doing medical training for almost a decade now and We’re super happy to to be a part of this program because we really want to see more people have These kinds of tools and more importantly the training to go with these kinds of tools and their life right and there is we’re going To work on some training videos to get into more depth into each of these kits but the primary focus today is just to just to announce their release and tell you a little bit about each one and Again, it’s so important for us to be prepared. You know so many things happen. Just through daily life Not always at the range that’s correct. So this isn’t just about you know a gaping sucking chest wound it’s about dealing with perhaps everyday occurrences Or you know our desire to want to help other people if we see someone struggling her who’s injured You know at any at any point during the day For us to be prepared and have the tools and the knowledge and the training is so important And that’s really what makes a well armed woman And it makes a well-armed human right? So Glenn tell us a little bit about , I dont even know where to start, little too big? let’s start little and go big, okay sure okay? Let’s do that. So on the on the right hand side here We have the booboo kit. Now the booboo kit is Kind of a fun thing for us to put together because it is important to keep in mind that not every wound or injury you have is going to be this traumatic bleeding wound right sometimes you just Need to cover up a wound to maintain comfort or to you know eliminate infection possibilities and its got some medications and some creams and some really basic everyday use stuff But it really doesn’t have to be very big you know most of the time people have these giant giant first aid kits you just don’t need that for your everyday occurances So this is just a real basic and as we call it a boo-boo kit. Just for boo-boos so that’s it Okay, it perfect and what about this one here now This is the PFAK or the pouch first aid kit and what it’s designed to do is do stop bleeding and Start breathing for traumatic injuries and as you said we’re not just talking about gunshot wounds on the range here We’re also talking about vehicle accident hiking accidents hunting accidents even day-to-day Accidents it may happen inside your home whether it’s you know taking a fall off a ladder and cutting yourself whether it’s doing Lawn work or maybe even in the kitchen or something like that sure now This kit’s a little bit different because it it allows for kind of an upgrade potential and we’ll talk about that a bit later But to be able to hold a light source of some kind in this case We have a glow stick, but it could be a flashlight and then also a Larger tourniquet depending on how you’re going to use this kit a kit like this would be great for putting in a range bag Carrying on a belt while you’re out hiking sitting in a backpack Putting in a purse or a daily carry bag or something like that and has the loops there for that as well You know and part of our goal was we wanted the best highest quality absolutely Components in this kit and so part of that was this is the tourniquet that we wanted so we designed the pack to be able To carry it on the side and still keep it kind of small, so this is an awesome kit And I hope everybody out there gets one and then what’s this one now This is our ankle kit the the ankle First-Aid kit And the ankle Kit is specifically designed To be able to be worn around the ankle now Even if you’re in a situation where maybe you can’t wear it around your ankle you can still compress this and like the the pouch First aid kit, or the PFAK you can take this and you can put it in a bag and put in a range bag Slide it into a vehicle compartment somewhere But most importantly it’s designed for wearing around the ankle and you’d be surprised how Comfortable this can be you know I wear one every single day. I’ve been wearing for a long time They’re incredibly comfortable and it keeps tools very easily accessible to you yeah and again these are very high quality components But there are a minimum amount of components that you would actually need in a traumatic. So this is kind of this kit in Ankle form you basically yeah, yeah so it’s almost the exact same components as the PFAK but in an ankle carry capability Okay, good in the next video We’re going to be going through each of these and we’ll go through all of the components of them So that everybody can see this is just kind of our intro video to the whole concept of this new product line definitely What about this one here? So this is the IFak and the IFAK is the individual first aid kit is always kind of been the pinnacle of trauma first aid kits for the last you know decade or so it is a military term that is kind of where the concept comes from but certainly that’s Not its only application now the important thing about the “i” in IFAK and the important thing about all these kits is to remember that These kits are really designed for taking care of you first so often in emergency situations We just think about taking care of someone else like you’ve mentioned but keep in mind We are sometimes our own patient ok so the IFAK is all the components that are in the smaller kits, but bigger There’s more of them. They’re a little bit better as far as larger they’re easier to Handle more traumatic wounds just because you’ve got more size to actually carry it around with so and what was you said We’ll go through the individual components in another video, but that’s kind of how these kits break down very good So we’re very excited very excited to kind of have a nice offering of different kits that will be Really useful to all of you in your everyday life again The training is really important, so this video was really just an introduction And thank you for spending the time with us You can visit thwellarmedwoman.com website And we will have information on all the products and make sure you tune in to the next video where we’re going to go through Each kit take it apart and show you everything that’s inside. Glenn, thank you So much we’re excited to be launching this product line with you absolutely. We’re very excited about as well very good take care.