An IFAK is an "Individual First Aid Kit"
Think of it as the first aid box that teacher brings out when Jimmy scrapes his knee, except this is for big boy booboos like getting shot in the chest with an AKM.
When you're outside shooting things, it's generally regarded as best practice to have one IFAK on your person. That one is to save your life.
Warehouse Ivan's fanny sack daily carry
With that in mind, it's always a good idea to have a spare floating around outside of your kit for other people you care about. Some people keep a spare IFAK in the car, some keep one close at hand in their backpack or range bag. What you do is up to you, but it's a good idea to be prepared. Statistically speaking you're more likely to treat a traumatic injury than cause one...
The March IFAK Resupply Kit is the perfect start to your combat first aid kit. It has everything you need to render lifesaving aid to gunshot wounds, blast injuries, and other trauma.Just empty the MARCH IFAK into your pouch, bag, or cargo pocket and get some training.
What do I get in this kit?
Contents are Color Coded by Owie Area
- TMT™ Tourniquet
- Celox® RAPID
- Sentinel Chest Seal
HEAD & HYPOTHERMIA
- Polycarbonate Eye Shield w/ Garter
- Pre-Lubricated Nasal Airway
- Battle Bandage
- Battle Wrap
- Rolled Gauze
ADMIN / MISC
- Gloves (pair)
- TCCC Card DD-1380
- Quick Start Guide (read before need)
Knowing Is Half The Battle
If you are put in a situation that calls for the use of any of this, you likely won't have enough time to read the quick start guide before it's too late. Conveniently, Combat Medical has a whole page dedicated to training.
If you are going to carry an IFAK, we strongly encourage you to commit and review the basics for each component you plan to use. It is also a good idea to familiarize yourself with the most current Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Guidelines.