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Why are you people talking about tourniquets? I have an office job - I use a pocket knife to slice an apple in the morning; might need a flashlight when I drop my keys when I'm getting home; and maybe pepper spray might come in handy on the bus or the T. I don't need a tourniquet
....who would be waving a gun around at an accident scene?
drgrant; Reality sets in after awhile and you start carrying 500 pounds of crap and eventually dump 80% of it when you realize you'll probably never use it. Put the shit in a murse and have it nearby is the best you can do (or more than one said:Yes! The reality is you can not possibly carry everything you might need for every possible situation, especially a SHTF scenario. I always have a knife, Fenix flashlight, usually a 938, sometimes a spare mag on me but always in my car and a bunch of other stuff in my car like an IFAK, rope, spare jacket, small amount of food, etc... I'm on the road most days of the week and need to be as reasonable prepared to get my ass home if the Sh!t does indeed hit the fan
Reality sets in after awhile and you start carrying 500 pounds of crap and eventually dump 80% of it when you realize you'll probably never use it. Put the shit in a murse and have it nearby is the best you can do (or more than one, in car, at work desk, etc) everything else is too obnoxious to keep up with. If I have a jacket during the winter most extra I have is a flashlight, spare mag, maybe a can of OC.
I always carry a roll of duct tape and can of WD-40. Usually a trash bag and stapler as well. Way more useful than a tourniquet or mace.
This is everything I carry daily (minus the phone). Will add a wallet sized IFAK at some point. Figure you carry a gun, you should at least have the bare minimum medically should an accident occur.
In the end, it is not much of a task to carry it.