Police Officers and the IFAK


Good morning,

I’m posting this link for 2 reasons. Nick Miller has a clearly written article that can explain some terms to the private citizen prepper.  For example, he tells what that Israeli “bandage” is. He tells of the windlass tourniquet and it’s benefit. The other reason is that at the end of article, at absolute bottom of link, is info on the EMT website.  It can be valuable to surf around some of the topics for exposure purposes.

Ref the article, it’s a little depressing not to be saturated with other articles about LEOs not working alone. Recreational SCUBA divers are told never to dive alone. These is a principle involved.

Somewhere at TP.com had read it’s not critical for private citizen preppers to have IFAKs stocked with the more elaborate medical products such as hemostatic gause.  Completely understand. Here, my purpose to just to expose newcomers to terms and concepts.

I do not know how much discovery was required to determine that a US ammo pouch was bulky compared to other pouches also around.

Over the years I’ve met some EMTs and Paramedics who performed medical aspects not too different than physicans out in the sticks, thorns and coastlines.


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