From the now redone dirttime.com
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Your Scare Kit is to help you escape or survive “People” and the chaotic events in which they cause– A small portable bag with just enough elements in it to give you just a second or two of advantage to escape and make it to a safer location.
What would you do if you were suddenly caught off guard…. away from your home and gear?
The get home bag, holding the gear to get you home and not mark you as a crazy person or target, should also be functional during daily life. Honestly, if you are not functional during daily life then you need to talk to someone about it. I will focus on getting home from work since most of us spend the majority of our waking time there. This can still work for other situations, the point is to critically and tactically think about the situation and the location. Hopefully this will help you get started on that path.
This mini-kit is made for the day user. Short trips, within urban or well traveled areas. By adding a supplemental kit to it, it's capabilities can be expanded.
Which one should be used and why from a users perspective.
Quick-Clot (US Based) made by Z-Medica uses Kaolinite which is a kind of clay and cannot be broken down by the body. When I have seen it used, it has burned on contact and needed to be cleaned out of the wound later. DoD users have reported difficulty in gaining formulaic documentation from the manufacturer.
Celox (UK Based) made by Celox Medical uses Chitosan, a natural polysaccharide, and is broken down by Lysozyme (found in human tears, saliva and mucus) into glucosamine (a natural sugar). It does not set off a clotting cascade, but clots the red blood cells it comes in contact with. From what I have seen it does not burn on contact and does not need to be cleaned out of the wound. I have no DoD information, but it is mandatory medical kit for the U.K. Military.
Personally - I'll take Celox over Quick-Clot.