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Very small belt-mounted Immediate Trauma Kit?

Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by RogerStenning, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. ballistic

    ballistic Loaded Pockets

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    Another discreet option is an ankle carry trauma kit. Atlas Gen4 Achilles. You know you’re wearing it but it’s comfortable and totally unnoticeable to the untrained eye. No relation, just a customer. Their gear is quality.

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    Phokus also makes the Advanced Low Visibility First Responder Kit.
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    Finally, check out the Clutch Belt Pricey but it would carry all of the gear you mentioned as well as a Trauma Kit.
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  2. ArkansasFan30

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    So when you sit down and your pant leg raises up does it ever get hung on the top of your ankle FAK?
     
  3. charlie fox

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    Never been a problem for me in jeans, khakis or suit trousers.
     
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  4. ballistic

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    No, not a problem with appropriate inseam length jeans/pants/trousers.

    Shorts on the other hand :bounce:

    I try to keep bulk of gear towards the back so it sits under the drop of the pant leg below my calf. Much less likely to print. The band fits snugly and doesn't shift if secured properly.
     
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  5. Kevin Walker

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    I carry my trauma gear in a Ryker Nylon AFAK. I like it. And it enables me to carry a SOFT-W, 2 compact chest seals, Wound Clot hemostatic gauze, trauma shears, compact pressure dressing, and some nitrile gloves. I didn't mention it before, because this thread said belt mounted, but I'd definitely prefer this setup to a belt mounted one. Much easier to keep discreet when you wear the right pair of pants. If you're into pretty slim pants with a narrow leg opening, or having a short inseam on your pants, then ankle carry won't work very well though. I can post pics if it's helpful, but don't want to clutter the thread otherwise.

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  6. FiaOlleDog

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    If the Roger won't mind: yes please do so.
     
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  7. Kevin Walker

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    Sure thing. Here's a few pics. Works for me. I carry a second tourniquet in various ways depending on what I'm wearing as well. None of the secondary tourniquets I carry are CoTCCC recommended though. I'm fine with that, but that's everyone's decision for themselves.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  8. bmstrong

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    To bad nobody makes these AFAK's out of Cuben Fiber / Dyneema...
     
  9. diesel_jeremiah

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    I searched a long time for a simple IWB carry system for an IFAK as well. I ended up getting the Phlster Flex. The flex is very modular and customizable.

    I carry a tourniquet, QuikClot gauze, 4" Israeli bandage, and fixed blade on the flex at 12 o'clock. My conceal carry at 3 o'clock, and spare mags at 9 o'clock.

    My back has nothing, so I can sit comfortably.

    I can take and add pictures if you'd like.

    Edit : Added pictures

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  10. ArkansasFan30

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    Sounds like a good reason to bring boot cut jeans back into fashion. The flare will help conceal IFAKs, lol.
     
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  11. ArkansasFan30

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    How does it not slide down and take your sock with it?
     
  12. Swe_Nurse

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    Probably because it is snug enough to not slide.

    I've worn my NARESCUE kit for 16 hours straight without a single problem, including several long train rides with lots of sitting. I even worn it at work, in scrubs, for no other reason than to test it. No real discomfort, no significant sliding, no real printing, never noticed anyone noticing. Tourniquet (C.A.T), flatpacked ETD, the Israeli made bandage pack Kevin shows in his pictures (please note this is not the same as an "Israeli bandage") as well as gloves and a couple of aspirin carries without much trouble.

    I should also add that I usually carry the kit in my backpack/sling bag as a trauma kit (there's more in the bag) and it functions well in this role. If for some reason I don't carry the bag I can just put the ankle kit on.

    I'd love to try the other kits in the thread but paying 43 USD shipping + import taxes for a 40 USD product isn't exactly something I want to do.
     
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  13. _mg_

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    Thinking a bit outside the box, what about a cellphone holster?

    http://a.co/d/9lAVLFa 19 x 9.5 x 2cm
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    http://a.co/d/0gezKJA 7.2x 4.6x1.5 inch

    Plenty of options out there with the approximate dimensions you specified. And certainly grey-man worthy, if a bit dorky.
     
  14. Kevin Walker

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    It slides down every here and there, but not often.

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  15. ArkansasFan30

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    This is my typical pant rise when I sit and fidget about wearing slacks be they "dress slacks" or "casual" like khakis.

    How would an AFAK or ankle FAK fare?[​IMG]

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  16. ballistic

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    With those boots it will rest on top but not sure if pants will completely cover.

    Wearing mine, seated with max pant leg rise..[​IMG]


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  17. ArkansasFan30

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    Thanks.

    I think my jeans will cover adequately. They tend to be a bit longer, but when playing dress up (my usual office attire) I don't like my slacks to bunch up at the bottom when I stand. That goes back to the days when I was a cop and worked with guys that looked like crap in uniform.



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  18. Kevin Walker

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    The AFAK would show. Mine shows on occasion and either nobody has ever noticed, or nobody has ever said anything. It is more difficult wearing dressier attire. I keep my AFAK in my bag at work for this reason. I carry a more minimalist kit consisting of a SWAT tourniquet, Quick Clot sponge, duct tape, nitrile gloves, and a seat belt cutter in my pocket most days at work instead.

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  19. FiaOlleDog

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    @RogerStenning have you finalized your kit?

    I would appreciate both pictures as well as a detailed list of content - TIA!
     
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  20. RogerStenning

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    Not yet, sorry to say; other issues have been pressing, and have delayed further activity on finalising the contents of the kit. I'll update once we've had a chance to finalise it to a team-agreed standard :)
     
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