Supplement your tourniquet carry with essential bleeding control (BCON) capability.
The Pocket Emergency Wallet (PEW) is an elastic sleeve sewn with three compartments: two for medical items and one narrow pocket for gloves, protecting your sealed gauze and bandages from abrasion and keeping them compressed and compact for pocket carry, while allowing for single handed access and deployment of the contents.
Measuring 4×5 inches, the PEW fits most back pockets, cargo pockets, and jacket pockets. With the proper selection of contents, the kit can be as slim as 1.25 inches. Fully loaded from us, the PEW weighs in at svelt 5.5 ounces.
The PEW includes one pair of nitrile gloves, an H&H Mini Compression Bandage, an H&H Flat Compressed Gauze, and your choice of hemostatic gauze. With our typical focus on efficient minimalism and affordability, we designed this kit to provide emergency bleeding control within a context where EMS, backup, or rapid exfiltration to a hospital are available. As is the case with a tourniquet, having these items on your person is vastly superior to having them elsewhere. We designed the PEW around the premise that it will serve as a low profile/convenient EDC toolkit to reach a higher level of care by addressing the kind of massive hemorrhage which can be lethal within an expected response time. Rather than paring down or miniaturizing a military IFAK to fit this role, we started with a blank slate and asked, “What are the barest essentials to save a life from massive hemorrhage in a functioning urban or suburban setting?” We asked medics, first responders, and tac-med instructors, “If you could only carry two items beyond your tourniquet, what would they be?” With these strict criteria, we were able to build a solution to fit your pocket, both in terms of size profile and budget, the two biggest obstacles to individual medical EDC.
The PEW is universal and user-configurable, as well. You aren’t married to our choice of components. Empty PEW sleeves are available, if you prefer to stock your own kit. The PEW fits Celox Rapid gauze, Quick Clot Combat Gauze, Fox chest seals, NAR HyFin compact chest seals, SWATT tourniquets, and many other items (although, the size and shape of the PEW may change depending on the contents and how they’re folded and stowed). Additionally, unlike a vacuum sealed plastic pouch, the PEW is reusable, allowing you to train and practice with the carrier.