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New IFAK

Post by Stercutus » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:38 am

I need a new IFAK. My old one pretty much has expired contents all around. What is new in the world of IFAK? Or should I just go with a resupply kit? This one would do it:

http://www.survival-supply.com/suppleme ... googlebase

But I kind of like this one too, my current kit has no shears and I have seen shears as a useful thing:

https://www.rescue-essentials.com/emt-r ... rator-kit/
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Re: New IFAK

Post by VXMerlinXV » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:33 am

Hey,
Either of those are decent kits, and will work for penetrating trauma. To should absolutely keep shears in your kit, I always have a pair or two.
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Re: New IFAK

Post by moab » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:05 pm

I just resupplied my family FAK at Rescue Essentials this past week. Good quality items. For a fair price. I'd go with the RE one. They also sell several different types of sheers. I bought the 5.5" green and black ones. They are outstanding. Larger rivet makes me feel better about long term use. That seems to always be the fail point for me.
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Re: New IFAK

Post by Stercutus » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:54 pm

I decided to go with this one:

https://www.rescue-essentials.com/medic ... y-stocked/


It was $129 when purchased. I am very pleased with it. It is much larger than I thought it would be however I keep mine on the passenger seat back so it fits perfectly. The supplies are all dated through 2025 or later so I should be good till 2nd retirement.
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Re: New IFAK

Post by zXzGrifterzXz » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:26 pm

Sorry I’m late to this party but TacMed Solutions has some great stocked kits too. It’s worth a look, their casualty throw kits are great too.

https://www.tacmedsolutions.com/
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Re: New IFAK

Post by SteelWolf » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:29 pm

We just launched our GEN 2 IFAK, $114.95. Alternatively, we have a wide selection of components to build or augment your kit!

https://archangeldynamics.com/shop-prod ... ifak-gen-2
Contents:
PPE / Utility:
(1) Pair OD Green Nitrile Gloves.
(1) Roll 1" Medical Tape.
(1) H&H Klever Kutter.
Hemorrhage Control:
(1) Generation 7 NAR CAT Tourniquet.
(1) H&H Thin H 4" x 7.5" Flat Fold Pressure Bandage.
(1) 3" Flat Packed Elastic Wrap.
(2) H&H Primed Gauze (packing gauze).
Airway / Tension Pneumothorax:
(1) Rusch Nasopharyngeal Airway, size 28 Fr, w/Lubricant.
(1) H&H H-Vent Two Pack (Contains 2 seals to treat entrance and exit wounds).
Optional Upgrade:
(1) NAR ARS Chest Decompression Needle (3.25", 14GA).*
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Re: New IFAK

Post by MPMalloy » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:31 pm

Stercutus wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:38 am
But I kind of like this one too, my current kit has no shears and I have seen shears as a useful thing
I was a feild medic. Shears - six is one. Stock deep. :D

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Re: New IFAK

Post by zXzGrifterzXz » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:17 am

MPMalloy wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:31 pm
Stercutus wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:38 am
But I kind of like this one too, my current kit has no shears and I have seen shears as a useful thing
I was a feild medic. Shears - six is one. Stock deep. :D
Disposable shears can be convenient since they are inherently cheaper and there is less annoyance if you lose them. But I’m the spirit of “buy quality, cry once” get yourself at least one pair of Raptor Shears, they are very well made, have multiple applications, and put up with A LOT of use and abuse. I have had the pair I use for work for a little over two years. They definitely show signs of use but still work just as well as the day I got them.
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Re: New IFAK

Post by MPMalloy » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:22 am

zXzGrifterzXz wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:17 am
MPMalloy wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:31 pm
Stercutus wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:38 am
But I kind of like this one too, my current kit has no shears and I have seen shears as a useful thing
I was a feild medic. Shears - six is one. Stock deep. :D
Disposable shears can be convenient since they are inherently cheaper and there is less annoyance if you lose them. But I’m the spirit of “buy quality, cry once” get yourself at least one pair of Raptor Shears, they are very well made, have multiple applications, and put up with A LOT of use and abuse. I have had the pair I use for work for a little over two years. They definitely show signs of use but still work just as well as the day I got them.
Leatherman is a quality name, but I'm not big on foldable anything.

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Re: New IFAK

Post by zXzGrifterzXz » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:29 am

MPMalloy wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:22 am
Leatherman is a quality name, but I'm not big on foldable anything.
I can understand that but when they are unfolded they are very sturdy with no movement tolerance. Though honestly I can say I’ve only had an issue with the folding mechanism and it was when a bit of my nitrile glove got caught while folding them back up after use. It tore my glove which can be a pain in the ass but it was more my fault because I wasn’t paying attention rather than the shears fault.
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Re: New IFAK

Post by Stercutus » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:33 am

The wife got Raptor shears last year. She loves them.
From this day to the ending of the world,
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