The IFAK was issued to every deploying Soldier via the Rapid Fielding Initiative. Weighing one pound, the IFAK consists of the following expendable medical. Portable Individual First Aid Kits (IFAK) that have the gear to keep the blood in the Casualty, Get air into them and treat shock, either whilst waiting for the. When it comes to IFAK, the simpler the contents, the faster and they can be accessed and effectively applied. With that in mind, there is almost certainly a short.

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Ifk can buy military IFAK kits online at a lot of stores. Unlike the CAT, it must be kept inside the package to keep it clean.

As such, focus is on equipment one should need if there is no other help available, and one has to also get out of the woods. I believe in empowering people with the knowledge to prepare and survive in the modern world. They are used when gauze and bandages cannot effectively stop a would from bleeding, or when ifsk wound is clearly bleeding profusely.

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What Soldiers Have in their IFAK Individual First Aid Kits

August 2, at 9: TX is totally correct! You should not use this information as self-diagnosis or for treating a health problem or disease.

When applied, a tourniquet should be wrapped and cinched down proximal to the wound, or in other words, between the wound and the center of the body. An IFAK should be placed somewhere it can be accessed quickly. While pressure bandages are bandages too, having a normal one irak hand allows you to save the specialized one, if you just need it for utility. The chest seal prevents air from getting into the chest cavity and collapsing the lung, while allowing air to go out.

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Israeli Pressure Bandage Gauze Bandage: Gauze bandage is used to congents wounds in the field. Compare with similar items. In this picture, and of the British soldier above, you can see how large these pouches are. The IFAK II contains the same contents as the Improved FAK, with the addition of a second tourniquet, a tactical combat casualty card to note what kind of first aid was applied to a wounded soldiera mini-Sharpie marker, an eye shield, a rubber seal with a valve for sucking chest wounds, and a strap cutter.

It consists of a pouch with two openings on either side, into which an insert is placed. It is elastic, which means that it applies pressure and acts like a tourniquet over the wound site.

An IFAK is not cotents to treat a boo boo.

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We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock. The contents of this kit were specifically chosen with military first aid applications in mind. The entire IFAK contents with the bag weights 1. Things can get messy quickly.

With the invasion and occupation of Iraq, beginning inthe US military quickly fielded the first Individual First Aid Kit, which was comprised of the following cpntents.

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Removing the plastic allows for quicker access and gives Soldiers the chance to practice slipping on the tourniquet.

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. While this may not be of great interest to the average civilian, any one who uses firearms on a regular basis such as hunters should make note of these kits and their contents, for emergencies such as accidental shootings or discharges of firearms. Please try again later. English Choose a language for shopping. I can, with enough product, tape it in a pinch but these two products are useful enough to more than justify their weight and packing space.

These can be life savers when you need them most.

A Guide to Setting Up Your Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)

With the grid down, the masses are left without a way to resupply their food, no running water, and in a state of panic. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The US military also issued a field dressing that was carried in its own small pouch, also ocntents the shoulder strap of their web gear.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Like the J-tube, the NPA is inserted to keep the airway open.