Here is my take on the blowout kit. I put it together after taking FBMG's Emergency Preparedness course. I took the class and material very seriously, and made very few changes from the listed items in the course material, and even then after careful research, and conferring with some local trauma nurses.
The first picture shows how it all fits on my rig. This is a Tactical Tailor MAV with X Harness. It is light and handy, to grab and go. I have the blowout kit just off center, for easy access with either hand. I've included this picture to show that the entire contents fit within the pouch snugly, but without binding the zipper.
(Figure One, the pouch on the MAV)
The second picture shows some of the contents:
1.) One ratchet-strap tourniquet
2.) 4.5 inch x 4 yard (stretched) Kerlix gauze roll
3.) One pair nitrile gloves, size large
4.) One Mylar emergency blanket
5.) One elastic bandage
6.) One pair EMT shears
(Figure Two, contents)
Figure three shows more of the contents of the pouch:
1.) Two Israeli Battle Dressings
2.) Two sixteen gauge Angiocaths
3.) One nasopharyngeal airway, size medium
(Figure Three, contents)
The last picture shows the last of the contents:
1.) Two 4 inch x 4 inch pieces of Moleskin.
2.) One Quik Clot Advanced Clotting Sponge
3.) One Medi-Burn trauma burn dressing.
(Figure Four, the last of the contents)
I think these items represent the basics for initially treating common trauma (bleeding, airway, shock, burns). The purpose is not to give the kind of medical care necessary to heal a wound, but to keep one alive until evacuation is secured.
This is the kit that each carries to either treat themselves, or to allow a buddy to treat. Each should carry their own. That is to say, it is for you
, or others, to treat you
. You'll treat your buddy out of his own kit. Thus, it is of a necessity for each to carry, and maintain, his own kit.