No one likes to think of it, but it’s a situation best prepared for. Like most bad things, it sneaks up when least expected. Fortunately, with the advancement of combat medicine, most injuries when treated quickly and effectively will take someone out of the fight, but not forever.
The Trauma Kit NOW!™ can supplement or replace a typical Individual First Aid Kit. Serving as an essential traumatic first aid kit for the modern warrior that, reminiscent of old warrior movies, screams “It’s only a flesh wound!” Due to endless unit or personal needs, the Trauma Kit NOW!™ is offered in two sizes – medium or large. The TKN consists of two main components – the outer MOLLE attachable shell featuring our lightweight, durable Helium Whisper backing and the removable inner supply chassis.
The outer pouch is made of durable 500d Cordura® with side flaps on the sides to protect the contents on the inside. The pouch is slightly tapered to make for easy removal, despite how full or empty the inner chassis may be. Loop fastener is on the front to secure the top flap attached to the inner chassis. A single column of MOLLE can hold a Helium Whisper pistol pouch for an emergency mag, flashlight, or multi-tool, or our Tourniquet NOW!™ Strap, keeping all of your medical essentials in one place.
The inner chassis is deployed by pulling the reinforced tab up and out of the outer pouch, unfolding itself making the secured contents easily visible and accessible. A flap on the outer pouch has been eliminated to reduce the possibility of snags when seconds can mean life and death. Six rows of various sized heavy duty elastic neatly hold the Trauma Kit Refill Kit or user determined medical equipment secure to a stiffened back and front sides. Once out of the outer pocket, the top flap of the chassis can be closed and secured with hook and loop points to keep unit closed to pass off or even throw to a teammate in need.
As with all Blue Force Gear, it is made with excellence in the USA and carries a limited lifetime warranty.
***Medical supplies or TNS not included***
Posted by J. P. on 12th Jun 2011
I bought this item the first part of May 2011 and currently have it attached to my battle belt. This kit has great quality and is constructed with the ease of the end user in mind. It is a tight fit with my decompression kit, tourniquet, and everything in between. I ended up removing the tourniquet and placing it in a Tourniquet now strap (also by Blue Force Gear).
The only complaint I have is the molle straps could be more sturdy and attach with something other than velcro (ie. snaps). With the current attachment system, I have found the kit has a tendancy to sag a little due to the limber straps.
Everything else about this product is great as it has definately performed.