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Old 02-09-2013, 8:09 AM
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Default help with IFAK

Just made my depts swat team and I need some help with gear selection. Im looking for a small rip away IFAK that will go on my padded belt. Doesnt need to be huge and fit everything. just the basics

I was considering the HSGI bleeder kit and putting it on a rip away molle attachement.

Also considering the ATS small bag but Im hesitant cause I think its too big to wear on my belt.

suggestions anyone?
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:41 AM
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Thumbs up Bravo zulu!

Congratulations on making your department's SWAT team. Hard work and determination pays off. Bravo zulu.

Here's a good start for medical gear:

Also, this is a very handy piece of gear:

This is the pouch I use:

It will fit all of your medical gear and a lot more. Here's how you make it "tear-away":

And, if you don't want your "tear-away" pouch not to get torn away when you least expect it, these are handy as cinch straps to tie it down:

Plus, remember the rules for new SWAT personnel...
  • Wear team T-shirts (one size too small), Oakley sunglasses, and combat boots everyday.
  • Try to fit the word “breach” and “tactical” in to every conversation.
  • Have a mirror handy to check your hair…and suspects that are around the corner.
  • Never say hello to anyone who is not an operator and practice your SWAT head nod.
  • Subscribe to Soldier of Fortune, Guns and Ammo, and Muscle and Fitness magazines.
  • Learn to play golf wearing a gun, a tactical knife, and a back-up gun (just in case).

Congratulations, again. Semper Fi! --1911ShooterPhil
"A gun is a tool. No better and no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel, or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that." Shane (1953)

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Old 02-09-2013, 11:12 AM
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Those are funny. Half are true. Im on that website all the time. How did I kiss all that. Thank you
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Old 02-09-2013, 4:16 PM
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This should be about everything you would need.
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Old 02-14-2013, 8:22 PM
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Great product, not contents.
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Old 02-14-2013, 8:35 PM
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The ATS is the most efficient package I have found. Not too small, mine has quik clot, Israeli, Ornales, chest seal, medical tape, small shears, Tylenol and do yourself a favor and pick up a CAT for the arms and SOFT-W for the legs. That's all the good stuff and it fits well. The HSGI is great but super small, and doesn't feature the tear away option the ATS does. I've tried quite a few and the ATS is the perfect balance between a standard sized IFAK and a tiny blow out kit.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:25 PM
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All you really need is a couple CATs, Chest Seal and bandage. If you're on a call out, not like you're going to make entry without standby near by. No need for anything fancy.

CAT for arm and leg trauma
Chest Seal to protect Airway
Bandage control bleeding if the medics are sleeping

Response time shouldn't be too long, so you wouldn't have much time to do anything anyways
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