Thursday, April 24, 2014

Combat Medic Equipment

A combat medic will typically carry a backpack styled bag known as a "Unit One Pack". Aid bags are available from many different manufacturers, in many different styles. Depending on the unit and their standard operating procedures, the medic may have to follow a strict packing list, or may have the liberty of choosing their kit depending on the mission at hand. A typical aid bag will include:
Fluid Resuscitation
  • IV fluids and tubing. The amount will depend on the length of mission. Normal Saline/Sodium Chloride, Hetastarch/Hextend, and Lactated Ringers(LR) are usually carried.
  • 18, 16, and 14 gauge IV catheters.
  • FAST 1 intra-osseous fluid administration kit. The FAST 1 is a quick way to administer fluids when peripheral and external jugular venous access is unavailable due to massive blood loss, burns, or loss of limbs.
Hemorrhage (blood loss) Control
  • CAT, SOFT-T or improvised tourniquets. Tourniquets are used for the care under fire phase of tactical combat casualty care, to stop massive life threatening hemorrhage.
  • Emergency Trauma Bandages, a newer version of the first aid pressure dressing.
  • Kerlix gauze, for stopping hemorrhage, or creating a bulky dressing.
  • Hemostatic agents, such as Celox, Hemcon bandages, and others. Some hemostatic agents are controversial due to their thermodynamic nature, which causes collateral damage if the user is not properly trained.
Airway Management
  • 14 gauge catheter, at least 3.25 inches long, for needle chest decompression.
  • Asherman chest seal, Bolin chest seal or Hyfin chest seal, as an occlusive dressing for sucking chest wounds.
  • Nasopharyngeal Airway (NPA)w/surgilube or "nasal trumpet." This flexible tube secures a nasal airway when the casualty does not have, or may lose their ability to keep their own airway open. Contraindicated by signs of skull fracture.
  • Oropharyngeal Airway, a hard "J" shaped plastic device that secures an oral airway, and can also be used to keep the teeth open for a more permanent airway device.
  • King LTD, a simple tube airway with an inflatable cuff to create a sealed airway.
  • Combitube, like a King LTD, but designed to be able to function almost no matter how the tube is placed due to the dual lumen tube design.
  • Surgical Cricothyrotomy kit. Many different styles and kits exist, the choice is up to the individual medic's supply or preference. The most simple is a scalpel to open an airway, and to use an NPA to keep the airway patent.

Assorted Equipment
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Alcohol or Providine/Iodine swabs
  • Cravats (muslin bandages)
  • Assorted gauze bandages
  • Band-Aids
  • Assorted sizes of tape
  • Coban, a stretchy, self clinging wrap
  • Ace Bandages
  • Assorted hypodermic needles and syringes
  • Combat Casualty Card
  • SAM Splint -- a flexible, reusable splint with a metal core covered in closed cell foam.
  • Water Jel burn dressing
  • Small sharps shuttle
  • Trauma Shears
  • Safety pins

European Entrenching Tools / Folding Shovels

Norway - Sweden - Finland - Denmark 





France , Belgium , Netherlands 




Estonia - Latvia - Lithuania - Belarus

Poland - Czech Republic - Slovakia - Hungary 

Ireland - United Kindom

Andorra , San marino, Vaticano , Liechtenstein , Luxembourg , Monaco

Germany , Switzerland , Austria*

Italy - Spain - Portugal*

Slovenia - Croatia - Bosnia Herzegovina - Serbia

Albania - Macedonia - Greece - Montenegro

MPL-50 Small Infantry Shovel - Saperka

Sirhind Entrenching Tool
Polish Infantry Shovel 1939

Bundeswehr Folding Shovel 1956-59 Type


Tactical Field Message Notebooks

Australian Military Small Green Clipboard Folder
Rite in the Rain Tactical Pocket Notebooks
US Military Issued Memoranda Pocket Notebook
USMC Rite in the Rain Field Book and Case
Nyrex Army Document Holder
Australian Army (ADF) VEWEE TEWEE
Australian Army (ADF) Field Message Notebook

Eagle Industries FSBE COY Admin Pouch

Administrative Storage Pouch with Flashlight Pocket

Admin Pouch , W/ Light , Placard 

The lightweight yet durable MOLLE Style Admin Pouch with Light Pouch is designed to carry small items like maps or pens and also holds a flashlight, folding knife or spare mag.

AP-W/L-MS-OD   Olive Drab
AP-W/L-MS   Black
AP-W/L-SS-MS-COY   Coyote
AP-W/L-PMF-MS-5KH   Khaki

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Military Duffel Bags - Kit Bags

WB January 2014

US Army New Duffel Bag

A duffel bag (duffle bag, kit bag or gym bag) is a large cylindrical bag made of cloth (or other fabric) with a drawstring closure at the top.
The name comes from Duffel, a town in Belgium where the thick cloth used to make the bag originated. More recently, a duffel bag typically refers to the specific style of bag, though the phrase may also be used to refer to any large generic holdall or a bag made of thick fabric.
Duffel bags are also often used by military personnel. When used by sailors or marines they are sometimes called seabags or ditty bags.

European Duffel Bag - Kit Bags

    US Army 


    South African 


    British Army KIT BAG / BAG,DUFFEL
    Kit Bag-Ex Royal Navy Issue
    French Army Duggle Bag Mod 45 - Sac paco (de Paquetage) Armée Francaise
    US Army Barrack Bag
    Brazilian Army CANVAS Duffel Bag
    Brazilian Army Nylon Duffel Bag
    Lithuanian Army Duffel Bag - Kelioninis krepšys
    Hungarian Army Duffel Bag - Katonai Hátizsák málhazsák
    Austrian Army Duffel Bag - Bundesheer Seesack
    Spanish Army Expandable Bag - Duffle Bag
    NEW Style Military Issue Duffle Bags
    Danish Army Duffel Bag - Køjesæk, DK
    Belgian Army Nylon Duffel Bag - Sac de paquetage de l'armée belge en nylon.
    Belgian Army Duffel Bag 60s - Sac Paquetage Armee Belge 1960
    Yugoslav People's Army JNA Hold All / Kit Bag type II - Vojna transportna torba model II
    Italian Army Cotton canvas Kit Bag 60s
    Yugoslav Army Transport Bag
    Czech Republic Army Kit Bag type 95 - taška AČR přepravní vz.95
    Czechoslovak People's Army Kit Bag type 85 - Taška ČSLA - vz. 85
    Persedelpåsen Video
    Swedish Army Carring Bag 2000 - Bärsäck 2000
    Swedish Army Duffel Bag M1969 - Persedelpåse Svenska Armén m/1969
    Us Army Duffel Bag Type 2
    Chilean Army Duffel Bag - Mochila Militar – Saco de Avión
    IDF Israel Army Kit Bag Carry All HAGOR
    Israel Army IDF Kit Bag Carry All
    IDF Israel Army LARGE 120L Kit Bag
    Israel Defense Forces Combat Field Carry All Duffle Bag.
    Israel Defense Forces Idf -Zahal Kitbag
    IDF Israel Defense Forces Duffel Bag - קיטבג
    Danish Army Duffel Bag
    IDF Israel Defense Forces Kit Bag - צ'ימידן א'
    Spanish Army Duffel Bag - Petate militar de ejercito de tierra
    Dutch Army DPM Bivi Cover Case - BIVAKZAK ENKELBOOGS
    Polish Army Duffel Bag WZ 89 - MARYNARSKI ARMII POLSKIEJ WZ.89 PUMA
    Swedish Army Duffel Bag M-1939 - Persedelpåse m/1939
    Swedish Army Sea Sack M1905 - Persedelsäck m/1905
    German Army duffel bag with zip - BW Seesack mit Reißverschluss
    German Army Duffel Bag 120 L - BUNDESWEHR SEESACK 120 L
    French Army Duffel Bag - SAC A PAQUETAGE ou SAC MARIN Armée Française
    South Korean Army Duffel Bag - 육군 더플 백
    Dutch Army Duffel Bag - KL Leger Plunje Zak - leger plunjezak
    WWII Veteran gets Duffel Bag back after nearly 70 years
    US Army New Duffel Bag

    Plastic One Quart Canteen - M1961

    Plastic One Quart Canteen - M1961

    After considerable experimentation, a one-quart canteen made of olive drab polyethylene was designated to become the M-1961 Army standard in September of 1962, replacing the aluminum and stainless steel canteens which continued in use as secondary standard until the early 1970s.

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    Danish Army / Defence Sleeping Bag M98

    Militær sovepose
    HMAK Sovepose M98

    The bag is designed in Hollow fibers and suitable down to minus 20C. Olive green in color and with strong zipper - all in super high quality developed for the defense of the Army Matriel Command. The predecessor to this sleeping bag was used for 53 years - it may say little about the quality.

    Weight 2,400 grams
    64 g/m2 nylon
    66 rip-stop fabric
    Hollow fiber 400 g/m2
    Down to-20C
    2-way zipper
    Measure digested widest 160 cm - Height 210 cm

    Photo Credit : Here