By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Gunpowder Readers love shooting sports, and we exercise our Second Amendment rights daily.

But with the shooting sports comes added responsibility. You must be prepared to act when bad things happen! Whether it’s a negligent discharge at the range, an armed robbery, or an active shooter situation, you must be ready to provide aid.

To that extent, I’ve attended training in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), and I’m a Florida Department of Law Enforcement Certified First Aid Instructor. If you carry a gun for any reason, a recent post I saw on social media that reads, “Thou must train to treat bullet holes as well as give them” is spot on!

Crime is out of control in Democrat-run cities. Antifa and BLM are burning, looting, and murdering, and police are standing by watching it happen. The situation is going to get much worse, and you must be ready and able to render aid to yourself and family!

Gunpowder readers are familiar with my book review of Joe Dolio’s Tactical Wisdom Training Manuals. One thing stressed in Joe’s books is the need to be able to administer first aid/trauma care. Depending on the situation, someone may or may not be coming to the rescue!

Dolio’s Tactical Wisdom Blog, mentions a company called Kilo 5 Supply Co. that supplies Trauma/Individual First Aid Kits (IFAK) kits. After reading their material, I ordered an Aries Kit, as well as a Libra kit for EveryDay Carry (EDC) to go along with other first aid equipment I’ve acquired. The kit was shipped out immediately, and it’s definitely high quality. Kilo 5 is headquartered in Prineville, Oregon, and the company is run by highly trained EMTs and paramedics. These people know their business!

The mission at Kilo5 is simple:

“To provide tactical oriented medical supplies at a price that’s affordable, using experience-based enhanced knowledge to help you bring about a positive outcome.”

“Let’s make it simpler: No Gimmicks! No B.S! No Excuses!”

Starting with the Libra Kit and working up to the Aries kit, Kilo5 has created trauma kits for different situations. They’ve recently added the Pisces module, and you can also purchase individual pieces to replenish a kit that has been used.

Pisces Module: A compact, sealed module that you can add into your pre-existing medical bag or your Aries Kit to enhance your capabilities:

Contents Include:

(5) Tylenol – Individually Packaged – 200mg
(5) Advil – Individually Packaged – 200mg
(5) Benadryl – Individually Packaged – 100mg
(5) Biofreeze – Individually Packaged – 2g
(5) Hydrocortisone Cream – Individually Packaged – 0.9g
(5) Triple Anti-biotic Ointment – Individually Packaged – 0.9g
(5) 1in x 3in Band-aids
(5) 2in x 4in Band-aids

Libra Kit: This kit is small enough to fit in a cargo pants pocket and is the minimum kit you should be carrying. It’s immediate trauma care in a vacuum-sealed container so that it’s compact, unobtrusive, and inconspicuous. It’s perfect for politicians or business-types who wear a suit jacket. It’s great if you’re LE and want something for your off-duty cargo pocket.

Contents include:

(1) Pair of Large Nitrile Gloves
(1) HyFin Twin-Pak – Chest Seals
(1) SWAT-T Combination Tourniquet / Pressure Dressing
(1) ChitoSAM 100 Hemostatic 4×4 Dressing
(1) 3″ Roller Gauze

Sagittarius Kit: The perfect compressed trauma kit. Works great in a bag, in your glove box or in your cargo pants.

Contents include:

(1) Pair of Large Nitrile Gloves
(1) HyFin Twin-Pak Chest Seals
(1) SWAT-T Combination Tourniquet / Pressure Dressing
(2) Sterile 4×4 Gauze Pads
(2) Sterile 5×9 Combination Pads
(2) ChitoSAM 100 Hemostatic 4×4 Dressings
(1) Roll of Combat Medic Reinforcement Tape
(2) 3″ Roller Gauze

Aries kit: It can help you treat your immediate life-threatening conditions. Remember your ABCs? Airway, Breathing, Circulation. That’s what matters. It’s what kills people the fastest. So that’s what we produced this kit for. So, we can try and keep you alive and pumping the red stuff around and around. The Aries Kit comes with the below listed items and you can choose between a Black, Multi-Cam, OD Green or Coyote Brown MOLLE Kit -or- the MOLLE Kit by itself with NO supplies.

(2) Pairs of Large Nitrile Gloves
(1) HyFin Twin-Pak – Chest Seals
(1) SWAT-T Combination Tourniquet / Pressure Dressing
(1) Sterile 4×4 Gauze Pad
(1) Sterile 5×9 Combination Pad
(1) ChitoSAM 100 3″ x 4″ Z-Fold Hemostatic Dressing
(1) Roll of 2″ x 100″ Combat Medic Reinforcement Tape
(1) 3″ Roller Gauze
(1) 28F Nasal Airway Trumpet
(1) Pair of 5.5″ Trauma Shears
(1) Black Permanent Marker
(1) 0.9g Water-Soluble Lubricant Packet

In summary, Kilo5 Supply Co is a great source for lifesaving supplies. Quality kit, great prices, run by experienced, knowledgeable people. You notice I said quality kit! I’ve seen tourniquets on the web selling @$12.99 for 3! I don’t want to risk my life or that of a loved one to save a few bucks on Chinese junk! When the defecation hits the oscillation, have quality kit with you! Check out their website at As we’ve witnessed, the Biden administration is not concerned with your safety. Please get your kit in order folks, time is short!

That’s all for now folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s be careful out there.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, First Aid, Active Shooter Response, and Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations in Florida. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at