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squeeky25  [Member]
1/31/2012 4:51:39 PM EST
Do you keep you IFAK/Med kit on your war belt or you PC and why?

Thanks,
S
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albatrossarmament  [Member]
1/31/2012 5:41:52 PM EST
Chest rig... I don't always wear a PC.
TR0N_0010  [Member]
1/31/2012 5:42:35 PM EST
I keep my full IFAK and tourniquet on my belt in a position accessible with both hands. The idea being that I will never wear my plate carrier without the belt, but I could (and often do) wear the belt without the plate carrier.

I also keep an abbreviated IFAK for traumatic bleeding and tourniquet on my chest rig since I use it by itself, but prefer it to be lower profile.
CAsoldier  [Member]
1/31/2012 5:46:05 PM EST
it should by conventional thinking go on your lowest level gear ie 1st 2nd 3rd thinking. i dont use or like a war belt so its on my PC on the right hand side next to the mag pouches so i can reach it with both hands

BruceLeroy  [Member]
1/31/2012 5:52:14 PM EST
You guys are so much smarter than the Army. My unit wants us to be dress right dress so we wear it it far over on the left side so that an injured Soldiers could not possilby reach it with their right hand.
Blacktide  [Team Member]
1/31/2012 6:02:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By BruceLeroy:
You guys are so much smarter than the Army. My unit wants us to be dress right dress so we wear it it far over on the left side so that an injured Soldiers could not possilby reach it with their right hand.


Left side is fine.
USMCBuckWild  [Team Member]
1/31/2012 6:05:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By BruceLeroy:
You guys are so much smarter than the Army. My unit wants us to be dress right dress so we wear it it far over on the left side so that an injured Soldiers could not possilby reach it with their right hand.


This is a common practice actually. Its to ensure that anyone administering aid to you doesn't have to search for your IFAK if ever one carries it in the same place.
KILLERB6  [Team Member]
1/31/2012 6:27:26 PM EST
Far right for righties, left for lefties; ammo goes on your strong side...the idea is to use ammo to prevent being wounded and to stay in the fight as long as you can if wounded.
NUCdt04  [Team Member]
1/31/2012 6:44:04 PM EST
now?

truck unless it's on my gear



in country?

left side - little behind "center" - partially SOP, partially it's where it worked best for me - far enough to the side that I could wear my pack over it without a problem
preditor556  [Team Member]
1/31/2012 6:54:57 PM EST
IFAK: PC 7:30
Tourniquet: PC 10:00
Tourniquet: warbelt 10:00

Reasoning: if your injured bad enough that you can't use the tourniquet and continue to fight... Someone else will have to work on you. Go ahead and get rid o. The idea that your going patch yourself up using fine motor skills while losing blood and going in to shock.
The_Evil_One  [Team Member]
1/31/2012 7:12:42 PM EST
Right side for me so I can use my support hand to get stuff out and continue returning fire.
huntingbuddy  [Member]
2/4/2012 5:03:15 PM EST
It looks like the Army has a new IFAK on the way, just read this: http://blog.predatorbdu.com/2012/02/naticks-new-ifak.html
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