Your medical kit should be well organized, with your most urgent gear right on top. And you’ll be better served if you have some kind of gear every place you go. Consider your average campout: The first thing you might do when you get to a new camp is to drop your pack, set up a shelter, start a fire, and then head to the creek for water. Maybe that creek is a half-mile downhill, and maybe that's where slip on a mossy stone and slice your arm open on a bit of broken glass (this exact situation happened to one of my best friends). Now you’re bleeding quickly and you’re still a half-mile away from your medical supplies. There are plenty of ways to carry a tourniquet, some combat gauze, an Israeli bandage, and a space blanket, including in your jacket pockets, an ankle strap pouch, and/or a belt pouches.