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NSN MARCH IFAK + TQ/Glove Upgrade Kit
NSN MARCH IFAK + TQ/Glove Upgrade Kit

The NSN MARCH IFAK is a near perfect IFAK Resupply Kit. You would be hard pressed to find a better packaged kit. Each component is vacuum sealed with not an ounce of bulk among them. When using a belt mounted pouch or fanny pack, this space efficiency makes a noticeable difference. However, after practicing with our own kits, we found two glaring issues the kept it from being a perfect IFAK Kit.

The black nitrile gloves the kit comes with, in no uncertain terms, are garbage. We had multiple people time how long it took to put on the gloves. The average was 40-70 seconds. Do you know how much blood a person can leak in a minute? More than they would prefer, that's how much.


The other big problem we had was with the TMT tourniquet. Everyone here is a firm believer of the "you can never have too many tourniquets" rule, but that implies you are talking about a good tourniquet. If you have ever practiced using a tourniquet or had one on yourself, than you know it's pretty clear when it is working. It applies a lot of pressure, and most noticeably, it f*cking hurts. Both amateurs and experts alike had trouble applying this glorified ranger band correctly. When compared to the NAR CAT Gen 7 (the gold standard of TQs) the TMT took longer to apply, didn't exert nearly as much pressure, and the windlass felt like it would snap.

Both of these were so upsetting to us that we have decided to put together an IFAK upgrade kit. We suggest throwing out the MARCH black nitrite gloves and giving the TMT tourniquet to your local auto-erotic asphyxiation enthusiast. (That's a joke by the way, they'd probably die or end up brain dead. The only difference at that point is whether you can donate the organs.) In their place we are providing two pairs of Nitrile light blue 4mil exam gloves by AMMEX, ideally you should have three to four pairs but two is a good start. We'll even pre-roll them for you, the way God intended. And to replace the TMT TQ, you will get that gold standard we mentioned earlier, the NAR CAT Gen7 Tourniquet. The CAT doesn't suffer from any of the problems the TMT has, and everyone at the warehouse can tell you from first hand experience, it will apply pressure, and it will f*ucking hurt!

Aside from the standard MARCH IFAK this bundle includes (2) pairs of AMMEX APFN Exam Gloves in easy-to-see blue and an NAR CAT7 Tourniquet. We suggest throwing out the MARCH black nitrite gloves and giving the TMT tourniquet to your local auto-erotic asphyxiation enthusiast. (That's a joke by the way, they'd probably die or end up brain dead. The only difference at that point is whether you can donate the organs.)

Our military surplus MARCH IFAKs come in original factory packaging, with 2022 or 2023 expiration dates. Designed to resupply a standard US military IFAK, every sterile component in is individually sealed---the entire kit is then re-bagged in a plastic outer liner for shipping and handling.

When you receive your IFAK we recommend opening this sacrificial outer liner and familiarizing yourself with the contents. An IFAK is a great thing to have, but it is absolutely useless unless you can identify and correctly use its contents. Don't worry, breaking the vacuum seal on the outer bag doesn't effect shelf life. These resupply kits are designed to be opened and distributed into your gear as necessary---

And it bears repeating, you really should take the time to familiarize yourself with every component in the IFAK. It is an amazing tool for gunshot wounds and bleeding injuries, but only if properly used. While a tourniquet is essential for completing your GarandThumb airsoft cosplay---it is even more essential when you have under a minute of usable consciousness to apply one to your femoral artery.

TL;DR Don't be a fool, unwrap (and learn) your tools.

From the manufacturer

The MARCH™ IFAK Resupply bundle is intended to be used as resupply for the US Army standard IFAK or similar commercial applications. Using the combat-proven practice of kit organization and standardization, the MARCH™ IFAK Resupply is designed to be used under the most adverse conditions. It uses MARCH™ medical gear in a color-coded trauma treatment system to treat the five leading causes of preventable death on the battlefield. It comes with quick reference cards to complete the system.

For information on how to use and train with each component, check out the helpful guides provided by the manufacturer as well as familiarizing yourself with the most recent Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Guidelines for Medical Personnel.

Contents

  • TMT™ Tourniquet 1 ea
  • Celox® RAPID 1 ea
  • Pre-Lubricated Nasal Airway 1 ea
  • Sentinel Chest Seal 1 ea
  • Dart 1 ea
  • Battle Bandage 1 ea
  • Battle Wrap 1 ea
  • Rolled Gauze 1 ea
  • Eye Shield w/ Garter – Polycarbonate 1 ea
  • Gloves (pair) 1 ea
  • TCCC Card DD-1380 1 ea
  • Mini-Sharpie 1 ea
  • Quick Start Guide 1 ea

Attributes

  • Color-coded trauma treatment system
  • Easy identification of critical components
  • Treats 5 preventable causes of traumatic death

Use Tips

  • Take the tourniquet and gloves out of the plastic. Re-roll the gloves so they can be unwrapped in a split second instead of spending time unwrapping plastic. Nothing is worse than dying while trying to open plastic with bloody fingers... Or one hand.
  • Read the Quick Start Guide and familiarize yourself with the actions. It takes up a lot of valuable space in an IFAK bag that could be used for more important things.
  • Don't pre-fill out the TCCC Card. Putting your name and info on your card can lead to confusion if you end up having to use it for someone else.
  • Consider adding a second tourniquet to your kit. Always consider having one for yourself, and a spare for people around you.
  • Keeping a tourniquet ready and in an easy to reach area means you don't have fumble with zippers.
  • Practice, practice, practice! Having the tools won't help you if you don't know how to use them. Combat Medical provides great guides and videos on the use of each component.

Note: The components of the MARCH IFAK are more space efficient than comparable IFAKs from other manufacturers. This gives MARCH a key advantage over the popular NAR IFAK which has significantly more bulk. That said, we recommend you replace the included TMT tourniquet with a NAR Combat Application Tourniquet. Although it is military certified, we found the TMT tourniquet to be inferior to the CAT. Similarly, the included heat sealed black gloves are uncomfortable, difficult to don, and hide blood and body fluids during exams. We recommend replacing them with high quality blue or brown nitrite gloves such as the NAR Bear Claw.

We intend to offer a bundle including a CAT and two (2) pairs of quality medical gloves in the near future.

 

Specifications

  • Up to 5 years shelf-life
  • PN: 81-303-01
  • CAGE Code: 515E6
  • FDA Listed
  • Up to 5 year shelf life
  • Package: 12”W x 10”H x 2.0”D
  • Unit Weight: 1 lb
  • Not made with natural rubber latex
  • 100% TAA Compliant
  • Made in USA

NAR C.A.T. Specifications

    • Buckle has one contoured slit
    • Can only be routed singly
    • Wide windlass diameter with convex grip rings
    • Rounded leading edge with thick plate
    • Thick windlass clip with buttressed sides
    • Red tip technology
    • Fully weather resistant

    AMMEX APFN Specifications

      • Nitrile material
      • 4mm thickness
      • Easy-To-See blue
      • Powder free
      • Long cuff

      NSN MARCH IFAK + TQ/Glove Upgrade Kit

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      The NSN MARCH IFAK is a near perfect IFAK Resupply Kit. You would be hard pressed to find a better packaged kit. Each component is vacuum sealed with not an ounce of bulk among them. When using a belt mounted pouch or fanny pack, this space efficiency makes a noticeable difference. However, after practicing with our own kits, we found two glaring issues the kept it from being a perfect IFAK Kit.

      The black nitrile gloves the kit comes with, in no uncertain terms, are garbage. We had multiple people time how long it took to put on the gloves. The average was 40-70 seconds. Do you know how much blood a person can leak in a minute? More than they would prefer, that's how much.


      The other big problem we had was with the TMT tourniquet. Everyone here is a firm believer of the "you can never have too many tourniquets" rule, but that implies you are talking about a good tourniquet. If you have ever practiced using a tourniquet or had one on yourself, than you know it's pretty clear when it is working. It applies a lot of pressure, and most noticeably, it f*cking hurts. Both amateurs and experts alike had trouble applying this glorified ranger band correctly. When compared to the NAR CAT Gen 7 (the gold standard of TQs) the TMT took longer to apply, didn't exert nearly as much pressure, and the windlass felt like it would snap.

      Both of these were so upsetting to us that we have decided to put together an IFAK upgrade kit. We suggest throwing out the MARCH black nitrite gloves and giving the TMT tourniquet to your local auto-erotic asphyxiation enthusiast. (That's a joke by the way, they'd probably die or end up brain dead. The only difference at that point is whether you can donate the organs.) In their place we are providing two pairs of Nitrile light blue 4mil exam gloves by AMMEX, ideally you should have three to four pairs but two is a good start. We'll even pre-roll them for you, the way God intended. And to replace the TMT TQ, you will get that gold standard we mentioned earlier, the NAR CAT Gen7 Tourniquet. The CAT doesn't suffer from any of the problems the TMT has, and everyone at the warehouse can tell you from first hand experience, it will apply pressure, and it will f*ucking hurt!

      Aside from the standard MARCH IFAK this bundle includes (2) pairs of AMMEX APFN Exam Gloves in easy-to-see blue and an NAR CAT7 Tourniquet. We suggest throwing out the MARCH black nitrite gloves and giving the TMT tourniquet to your local auto-erotic asphyxiation enthusiast. (That's a joke by the way, they'd probably die or end up brain dead. The only difference at that point is whether you can donate the organs.)

      Our military surplus MARCH IFAKs come in original factory packaging, with 2022 or 2023 expiration dates. Designed to resupply a standard US military IFAK, every sterile component in is individually sealed---the entire kit is then re-bagged in a plastic outer liner for shipping and handling.

      When you receive your IFAK we recommend opening this sacrificial outer liner and familiarizing yourself with the contents. An IFAK is a great thing to have, but it is absolutely useless unless you can identify and correctly use its contents. Don't worry, breaking the vacuum seal on the outer bag doesn't effect shelf life. These resupply kits are designed to be opened and distributed into your gear as necessary---

      And it bears repeating, you really should take the time to familiarize yourself with every component in the IFAK. It is an amazing tool for gunshot wounds and bleeding injuries, but only if properly used. While a tourniquet is essential for completing your GarandThumb airsoft cosplay---it is even more essential when you have under a minute of usable consciousness to apply one to your femoral artery.

      TL;DR Don't be a fool, unwrap (and learn) your tools.

      From the manufacturer

      The MARCH™ IFAK Resupply bundle is intended to be used as resupply for the US Army standard IFAK or similar commercial applications. Using the combat-proven practice of kit organization and standardization, the MARCH™ IFAK Resupply is designed to be used under the most adverse conditions. It uses MARCH™ medical gear in a color-coded trauma treatment system to treat the five leading causes of preventable death on the battlefield. It comes with quick reference cards to complete the system.

      For information on how to use and train with each component, check out the helpful guides provided by the manufacturer as well as familiarizing yourself with the most recent Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Guidelines for Medical Personnel.

      Contents

      • TMT™ Tourniquet 1 ea
      • Celox® RAPID 1 ea
      • Pre-Lubricated Nasal Airway 1 ea
      • Sentinel Chest Seal 1 ea
      • Dart 1 ea
      • Battle Bandage 1 ea
      • Battle Wrap 1 ea
      • Rolled Gauze 1 ea
      • Eye Shield w/ Garter – Polycarbonate 1 ea
      • Gloves (pair) 1 ea
      • TCCC Card DD-1380 1 ea
      • Mini-Sharpie 1 ea
      • Quick Start Guide 1 ea

      Attributes

      • Color-coded trauma treatment system
      • Easy identification of critical components
      • Treats 5 preventable causes of traumatic death

      Use Tips

      • Take the tourniquet and gloves out of the plastic. Re-roll the gloves so they can be unwrapped in a split second instead of spending time unwrapping plastic. Nothing is worse than dying while trying to open plastic with bloody fingers... Or one hand.
      • Read the Quick Start Guide and familiarize yourself with the actions. It takes up a lot of valuable space in an IFAK bag that could be used for more important things.
      • Don't pre-fill out the TCCC Card. Putting your name and info on your card can lead to confusion if you end up having to use it for someone else.
      • Consider adding a second tourniquet to your kit. Always consider having one for yourself, and a spare for people around you.
      • Keeping a tourniquet ready and in an easy to reach area means you don't have fumble with zippers.
      • Practice, practice, practice! Having the tools won't help you if you don't know how to use them. Combat Medical provides great guides and videos on the use of each component.

      Note: The components of the MARCH IFAK are more space efficient than comparable IFAKs from other manufacturers. This gives MARCH a key advantage over the popular NAR IFAK which has significantly more bulk. That said, we recommend you replace the included TMT tourniquet with a NAR Combat Application Tourniquet. Although it is military certified, we found the TMT tourniquet to be inferior to the CAT. Similarly, the included heat sealed black gloves are uncomfortable, difficult to don, and hide blood and body fluids during exams. We recommend replacing them with high quality blue or brown nitrite gloves such as the NAR Bear Claw.

      We intend to offer a bundle including a CAT and two (2) pairs of quality medical gloves in the near future.

       

      Specifications

      • Up to 5 years shelf-life
      • PN: 81-303-01
      • CAGE Code: 515E6
      • FDA Listed
      • Up to 5 year shelf life
      • Package: 12”W x 10”H x 2.0”D
      • Unit Weight: 1 lb
      • Not made with natural rubber latex
      • 100% TAA Compliant
      • Made in USA

      NAR C.A.T. Specifications

        • Buckle has one contoured slit
        • Can only be routed singly
        • Wide windlass diameter with convex grip rings
        • Rounded leading edge with thick plate
        • Thick windlass clip with buttressed sides
        • Red tip technology
        • Fully weather resistant

        AMMEX APFN Specifications

          • Nitrile material
          • 4mm thickness
          • Easy-To-See blue
          • Powder free
          • Long cuff