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Super Glue, A band-aid replacement?

Super Glue, A band-aid replacement?

I hate band-aids – they’re pesky, get in the way and finding one that allows you to continue complete dexterity while wearing it is next to impossible.  They need to be replaced what seems like every 4 or 5 hours, they don’t stay in one place, you can’t get your hands dirty while wearing them. […]

What Do You Really Need in Your Trauma Kit?

IFAK – What do you really need?

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 […]

North American Rescue (NAR) Bleeding Control Kit with Audio Instruction

Mass shootings, cars plowing into crowds, bombings, knife attacks, vehicle accidents. Tragic events happen daily in the world around us. There is no escaping its reach. Every one of you reading this has experienced tragedy in some form or another, whether it was physically, something you saw on social media, read it in the paper, or […]

Tactical Tailor Intermediate Threat Bag: Best medical bag I have used

Tactical Tailor Intermediate Treatment Bag: Best medical bag I have used

I’ve never used any Tactical Tailor products, so I was very eager to try out their new intermediate threat bag. I have had buddies tell me that they have trusted Tactical Tailor products during multiple tours overseas, however, I had never had experience with any of their products until now. The Intermediate Treatment Bag is […]

Magpul Daka pouch is now part of my medical loadout

Magpul Daka pouch is now part of my medical loadout

It seems like I’m never done ‘dialing in’ my gear. I’m always looking for better-streamlined ways of setting up my gear so that I can access it quickly when needed. Most importantly my medical gear. When it comes to medical emergencies, seconds count when first responders are minutes away. That’s why we, the capable citizens, […]

Ankle first aid kit for protectors

Ankle first aid kit for protectors

Once we put together everything we want to carry, space and weight come into play – space on our belts, in our pockets, and in our bags is limited and the total weight of all of our kit is a limitation on us. How can we solve the problem? Enter the AFAK (Ankle First Aid […]

When lives are on the line: Combat medicine and how it can be improved

When lives are on the line: Combat medicine and how it can be improved

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rose Gudex Throughout history, combat has been a brutal and destructive experience that leaves visible and invisible wounds on anyone who engages in the fighting. Although modern technology has done marvels in making warfare more “humane,” war-fighters are still facing catastrophic injuries in their muscles, bones, skin, and […]

JTactical Tuckable Tourniquet Pouch for law enforcement and military

JTactical Tuckable Tourniquet Pouch for law enforcement and military

The real test of a newly designed piece of gear, in my mind, is a two-part question of its function. Is there currently a problem? Does this piece of gear solve that problem? JTACtical identified a problem through his experience as a Law Enforcement Officer and his experiences in the military. The problem was that […]

Basics of individual First Aid Kits and boo-boo kits

Basics of individual First Aid Kits and boo-boo kits

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve worked in the medical field. Putting together a good trauma kit is in my opinion best left to those medics still scrubbing blood from their cuticles. Blue Force Gear tapped some great talent in choosing precisely the equipment needed to stabilize a variety of battlefield injuries until bigger and better […]