Let’s get started with a couple of combat medicine axioms that form the basis of all combat medicine dogma. Combat Medicine Axiom #1 “Sometimes, the best medicine is fire superiority.” Combat Medicine Axiom #2 “Good medicine at the wrong time is bad medicine.” Since the Loadout Room is organized around first line, second line and […]
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Surviving a gunshot: SWAT officer’s review of the Gray Man Training IFAK
I got linked up with Gray Man Training through a mutual friend and was sent this IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) to see what I thought. The short answer is, “I’m a fan.” But for those who want some more details, keep reading. What I like most about the Gray Man IFAK is it is […]
How a Special Forces Medic sets up his IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit)
In this video we cover what I keep in the IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit), on the back of my Gun Belt. IFAK stands for Individual First Aid Kit. Well, honestly probably because the Army didn’t want to call it a FAK. Just like they didn’t want to call the HMMWV a “Hummer” because it […]
The Blackhawk STRIKE Medical Pouch – An IFAK for all
The Individual First Aid Kit, aka the IFAK, is a concept that exploded during the Global War on terror. No longer was Doc the only guy carrying trauma gear. Every Marine and Soldier is equipped with an IFAk and if their leadership isn’t a failure they’ll know how to use it. An IFAK is a […]
Where is your IFAK?
So where is yours? ” Right here and always ready” is the only right answer here. I’ve seen a trend in the last few years of people actually using an Individual First Aid Kit more as a fashion accessory rather than a means of saving theirs or someone else’s life. Time and time again I see […]
Blue Force Gear Micro Trauma Kit NOW! The best damned micro IFAK I’ve seen!
“Want to see a dead person?” My translator casually asked me during my last day working at a rural medical clinic in Haiti after the quake. “How do you know he’s dead?” I asked seriously. My Haitian translator considered this question for a while, “Well… he isn’t moving much”. I booked it the half mile […]
The Modern IFAK – Blue Force Gear TKN Pouch
The modern IFAK is a must have for police and military members. However, there are dozens of civilian applications for the platform as well. Anyone who likes adventuring, from rock climbing to hunting, an IFAK can be handy. Let’s not forget the average, everyday citizen who simply likes being prepared. Having an IFAK is the […]
VSSL Gear – A VeSSeL for Your Camping and Survival Essentials
Being outdoors is awesome. Nature is purely amazing, and it never gets old. Except when Mother Nature is pissed, like with a hurricane, earthquakes, huge fires, or something like that. Other than that, it’s always incredible and awe-inspiring. Hopefully, one good thing to have come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, is that people were able […]
What Is the Best Battle Belt Setup?
Today’s tactical gear conversation: battle belts. What is a battle belt, some of you might ask and why do you need one? In this article, we will go over how to optimize your battle belt, and some preferred ways to set one up. Sometimes they are also known as war belts. For our purposes, we […]
The Rush24 2.0 From 5.11 Tactical
The 5.11 Rush series have been around for almost 15 years now. This year we see the first update in the form of the Rush 2.0 series. We got our greedy mitts on the Rush24 2.0 and have been putting it through its paces. What’s New With The Rush24 2.0 First, they added a concealed […]