Every Day Carry (EDC) refers to the equipment we carry on a daily basis. Our concealed carry weapon, knife, reload mag, tactical pen, cell phone, flashlight, etc. What people often overlook is that along with our gear we need to carry knowledge. That knowledge needs to include not only the ability to defend ourselves, but also to evaluate and treat trauma injuries that would be fatal without timely application of aid.
Trauma injuries may result from the slip of an axe while splitting wood, an amputation caused by farm equipment, or even severe lacerations caused by your child wrecking their bicycle. In the world of personal defense, trauma could just as likely be caused by a stabbing or gunshot. In any case, carrying the knowledge of how to apply timely treatment can make the difference between life and death.
EDC-T topics include but are not limited to:
Causes of traumatic injury deaths
Both improvised and commercially available equipment
Proper treatment of both moderate bleeding and massive hemorrhaging, airway obstructions, pneumothorax, and more.