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James Steyn Endorses The Personal Trauma Pouch

We are excited to announce that the Personal Trauma Pouch (PTP) has received the endorsement of one of Africa's most experienced Field Guides, James Steyn. Currently General Manager of Senalala Luxury Safari Lodge, James has been guiding walking safaris on foot in Big 5 game rich areas for over 25 years. In his career as a field guide he has also worked for Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife in Umfolozi Game Reserve and South African National Parks guiding wilderness trails in the Kruger National Park. James holds the highest guide and tracking qualification, the Scout, that a field guide can have in South Africa. James is a Director of FGASA (Field Guides Association of South Africa) and is currently extensively involved in training and assessing field guides and trackers in Southern Africa. He was also the anchor presenter on 50/50, the oldest environmental television show in the world.


A walk in the bush in a Big 5 area is not the same as the proverbial “walk in the park”! The unpredictable nature of the environment that a guide works in means that they have to be prepared for a wide range of scenarios and foremost in a guide’s mind is the wellbeing of his guests and himself. However, should the unimaginable happen, and it unfortunately does from time to time, the Personal Trauma pouch helps to provide an immediate response to a medical incident. Lightweight and discreet, it includes the very best in proven, effective equipment. The PTP can be discreetly fitted to a belt, or it can be attached to the outside of equipment bags for added versatility. It also has a Velcro® closure and thumb loop, enabling it to be quickly opened and with a single hand.


The PTP contains the following items

  • Gloves - Personal protection
  • Face Shield - Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
  • Tourniquet – To control major haemorrhages 
  • Prometheus Nasopharyngeal Airway - Simple airway support
  • Russell Chest Seal® - To minimise lung collapse associated with this injury and to facilitate lung re-inflation
  • Prometheus Trauma Dressing – Designed to control moderate bleeding
  • ChitoGauze® XR Pro – A haemostatic gauze dressing with powerful effect, designed to control moderate to very severe haemorrhage
  • Light stick - Vision or to mark a casualty's location


Key Features

  • Lightweight
  • Velcro® closure and thumb loop, enabling it to be quickly opened and with a single hand
  • Discreet & versatile
  • Fully Molle compatible
  • Quick release Molle strap system
  • Durable all weather Cordura construction
  • Kit secured with heavy duty elastic straps