first aid gear


I’m in the process of setting up a new vest/plate carrier and part of it includes assembling a “blow out” or first aid kit. One of the first components I have received is an “Israeli Bandage”.

Developed by a former IDF combat medic named Bernard Nar-Natan, and brought to the market in 1998, these bandages are a leap from the old fabric bandages the Army issued to soldiers back when I went through basic training.

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2 thoughts on “first aid gear”

  1. Your kit should reflect what you’re trained to do. If you haven’t had gunshot trauma treatment training recently, you should sign up for a class. The TCCC guidelines have been evolving.

    The military’s IFAK is a good kit that you can get on eBay for less than $40 if you shop around. North American Rescue has excellent kits with more stuff, but they’re more expensive. A good list of things to have in your kit can be had from http://www.narescue.com/Supplemental_IFAK_Resupply_Kit_-CNBA177E63417D.html?BC=3C7457EA9AFA, click on specifications to see what they have.

    I have no affiliation with eBay or NA Rescue other than as a customer.

    1. My training is primarily founded on 1990’s military schooling and my LE academy training. My intent with this kit is simply to have a bandage and some quickclot on my person for when I am executing warrants as an anti-murphy measure.

      We typically have an ambulance staged nearby and a number of our officers are firemen or paramedic volunteers as well as cops. Some of them pack their aid bags in their cars. But life being as it is, it’s good insurance to be prepared to take care of yourself.

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