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Blue Force Gear – Tourniquet Now! Pouch

Monday, August 13th, 2018

SAVANNAH, GA-June 27, 2018- Blue Force Gear® announced the debut of the Tourniquet Now!™ Pouch to its growing line of medical accessories, each designed with focus on mission-critical essentials, including IFAK carriers and medical item storage, all while remaining versatile and lightweight.


“While working with some of the top tier medical professionals,” said Stephen Hilliard, Director of Product Development, “we found that they are dialed in on the effects of UV degradation on tourniquets. We wanted to make a quick access TQ pouch that offers more environmental protection than our standard TNS Strap

Performance and Usability

The Tourniquet Now!™ Pouch is the perfect balance between speed and protection in a platform that allows you to add a tourniquet to your everyday carry. The Tourniquet Now!™ Pouch gives you superior protection yet quick access to your tourniquets. In line with our other medical equipment such as the Trauma Kit NOW!™ and the Micro TKN™ – the Tourniquet Now!™ Pouch can be accessed with one hand – simply pull the tab down and remove the tourniquet.

Previously you had to decide between overbuilt flapped or zippered pouches, hard ‘open top’ pouches, or having your tourniquet exposed with rubber bands. The first option can become too complicated or time consuming searching for a zipper pull – time that cannot be afforded when seconds is the difference in survival. Exposed tourniquets will experience faster degradation from UV rays, water, and sand and debris – not to mention the possible failure of the rubber bands holding the tourniquet.


The Tourniquet Now!™ Pouch was designed around the CAT tourniquet but can fit the SOF, RATS, TK4, SWAT-T, or other similar sized tourniquets and serves as a great all-around rapid deploy pouch. The tourniquet fits inside an elastic keeper attached to the lid that is then folded up and secured on the top with a hook and loop field. Lastly a BLIP™ – or Ball Loaded Index Point makes for the perfect ‘pull’ with gloved, wet, or bloody hands. . The ball doesn’t rely on friction; the bones in your fingers positively engage it. BLIP’s form is both easy to pull and impossible to miss. . As with all Blue Force Gear equipment, it is made with excellence in the USA and carries a limited lifetime warranty.

Technical and Colors


The Tourniquet Now!™ Pouch starts with the Helium Whisper® MOLLE attachment system made of ULTRAcomp® – a battle proven, high performance laminate. This creates a small and light yet secure MOLLE attachment for the pouch on any MOLLE war-belt, plate carrier, pack, or any other platform.


The Belt Mounted Tourniquet Now!™ Pouch allows you to carry a tourniquet on your belt – easily the most effective life saving device. Whether a trip to the mall, the office, or through the woods – a tourniquet should always be with you. The pouch fits on any pants belt or duty belts up to 2” wide.

Dimensions – 2” x 2” x 7”
Weight – 41 grams empty
Colors – Black, Coyote Brown and MultiCam.

Pricing and Availability

The Tourniquet Now!™ Pouch is available now at

Pricing ranges from $29 to $39 per pouch.

CRO Medic System Preview

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

The CRO Medic System is a scalable system designed as a supplement to your issue kit. We checked it out last month at Warrior East and wanted to give an overview of the system.

It is comprised of seven items:

1x Gunfighter Belt – The base of the system, inner outer gun belt with horizontal and vertical laser cut PALS attachments.

1x Slim Bleeder Kit – Offers appendix carry for MAR. Designed to fit Combat Gauze, ACE Wrap, Cx Seals, NPA. Clamshell pouch opens halfway like an accordion so your gear is retained.

1x Hybrid IFAK – True lumbar carry, rides high over the gun belt. Spin it to the front and it acts as a dangler pouch. Ditch it to the back when it’s not needed. Laser cut PALS wings designed for our TQ covers/ perfect balance when running. Doesn’t move. You’ll forget you have an assault med bag on you.

2x TQ Covers – Offers great retention as well as protection from UV/Dirt. Fast access when you need it. Works with CAT or SOFTT-W.

1x Ankle IFAK *new concept* scalable. Wear on outside of your pants for fast access to a full IFAK. Features 4-finger laser cut handle for easy ditching. Give IFAK to someone to treat out of or use to plus up your own gear. Pull your suit pant over for concealed IFAK carry. Designed for a CAT Gen 7 to ride up the Achilles. Tuck tab if you want to use another type of TQ.

1x Medic Case (most popular item) set up for NARC carry, surgical, airway, any fast combo. Designed for your cargo pocket. Makes a great bag organizer.

Look for additional details on all of these items as well as others, soon.

ORSM 18 – SOG Knives Parashear

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

This is a sneak peek of the new Parashear, coming late this year from SOG Knives.

They worked with emergency medics to develop this lightweight, folding shear.

It integrates a glass breaker, tweezer, seat belt hook, serrated blade, awl, Phillips screwdriver and standard screwdriver/bottle opener.

It comes with a sheath which allows ready to use or stored carry of the Parashears.

Rockwell Training Group Launches Line Of Medical Kits

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Kits Are Designed to Stop the Bleeding Whenever and Wherever an Emergency Takes Place

Hershey, PAJuly 13, 2018Rockwell Tactical Group (RTG) introduces the new RTG Med Kits, a line of compact first-aid kits prepared by medical professionals to give everyone the ability to stop bleeding whenever or wherever a medical emergency takes place.

The RTG Med Kit line offers three product options: the RTG Everyday Carry Kit, RTG Basic Individual First-Aid Kits (IFAK), and the RTG Advanced IFAK.

Everyday Carry Kit. The RTG EDC Kit provides everything needed to treat a wide range of trauma injuries. The kit can be stored as is or broken down and organized to fit a pouch to work with a duty kit. Kit materials come in a resealable bag which can double as an improvised occlusive dressing. Kits include one pair of blue Nitrile gloves, one SWAT-T tourniquet, and one Celox Rapid 5’ Hemostatic gauze. Learn more.


Basic IFAK. RTG Basic IFAK kits come sealed in sterilized bags which double as improvised occlusive dressings. Contents of the Basic IFAK include one pair of blue Nitrile gloves, one SWAT-T Tourniquet, one Celox Rapid 5’ Hemostatic gauze, one H&H DualSeal, one H&H compressed gauze, 5.5 shears, flat duct tape and a 28fr NPA w/lube. Learn more.


Advanced IFAK. The RTG Advanced IFAK kit includes everything within the Basic IFAK kit, plus a Wide SOFT-T Tourniquet, two TPAK Needles and replacement of the compressed gauze with a Thin H standard dressing. Learn more.


“We never know when and where a life-threatening emergency will take place. Each RTG med kit, coupled with a knowledge of the MARCH protocol, can help save lives,” said Jared Ross, owner, Rockwell Tactical Group. “We encourage everyone to seek first-aid training and carry a first-aid kit with them everywhere, so the tools needed to potentially save a life are always nearby.”

This year Rockwell Tactical added medical training courses to is roster; each created and taught by a Special Operations Combat Medic and a former Greenside Navy Corpsman, now New York City Paramedic. Courses teach basic trauma management using the MARCH Protocol, different than standard EMS, are hands-on and concludes by giving each student a practical exercise. Information on upcoming RTG Med Courses and course descriptions can be found at

SOF Select 18 – MATBOCK Introduces New Material for J-LIFT and R-LIFT Litters

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Last week, I stopped by MATBOCK’s shop in Virginia Beach to check out their new Ghost Heavy material. It boasts 750 lbs sq in tensile strength and over 400 lbs tear strength.


Previously, the J-LIFT was made from Trelleborg material, weighing 36 oz.
Now, it’s made from MATBOCK’s new Ghost Heavy material and weighs just 12.4 oz. You can also see how small the litter folds up, fitting in this pouch.


So far, they haven’t been able to get the material to absorb anything, meaning it can be deconned over and over. It also features all Kevlar stitching.

The panels are big enough for wrist carry and it accepts poles.

The material is also now on the R-LIFT l, bringing the weight down to 5.5 lbs with the backpack.

This is an inline change for both systems; same part number, same price.

Imminent Threat Solutions Releases Updated TourniQuick™ Pouch in Four Colors

Sunday, May 20th, 2018


[ARLINGTON, TX, 03/16/2018] Imminent Threat Solutions is proud to announce the popular TourniQuick™ Pouch is now available in four colors, including Black, Coyote, MultiCam and Ranger Green! In addition, the previously embroidered TQ logo on the front has been replaced with a loop field and each pouch now includes a PVC Tourniquet Identifier Patch.

The TourniQuick™ is the first-ever tourniquet pouch designed as a system to rapidly access and deploy the two most common CoTCCC (committee on tactical combat casualty care) recommended tourniquets on the market. The TourniQuick™ Pouch reduces time from deployment to application, saving valuable seconds. Remember, seconds count when you’re bleeding out!™ Additionally, the TourniQuick™ features our patent-pending, 4-Way Mounting System™. The 4WMS allows you to mount the tourniquet pouch vertically on a duty belt, vertically to MOLLE (PALS webbing), horizontally on a belt, or even vertically on a backpack strap. The mounting possibilities are truly unlimited.


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Pelican BioThermal Celebrates 15 Years of Life-Saving Technology with the Original Golden Hour Container

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Leader in temperature controlled packaging marks anniversary of product developed to provide blood to critically wounded soldiers
MINNEAPOLIS–Pelican BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging, is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its award-winning Original Golden Hour™ container. The company’s flagship product, which was recognized in 2003 as part of the U.S. Army’s Greatest Inventions program, has gone on to shape future product development, influencing the full range of Pelican BioThermal reusable and single-use products.

“Today, the technology behind this product allows us to provide reliable temperature control not only for blood on the battlefield, but also for life-saving civilian applications, including the transport of biologics and temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals for clinical trials and commercial distribution.”

We developed the Original Golden Hour to address a critical need facing our military personnel — how to make blood available to treat the critically wounded within the crucial first hour after injury,” explained Kevin Lawler, Pelican BioThermal VP of sales. “Today, the technology behind this product allows us to provide reliable temperature control not only for blood on the battlefield, but also for life-saving civilian applications, including the transport of biologics and temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals for clinical trials and commercial distribution.”

In 2003, Pelican BioThermal responded to a U.S. Army request for proposal seeking a way to store blood and platelets to aid emergency medics saving lives on the battlefield. The answer, the Original Golden Hour container, was subsequently included as part of the 2003 U.S. Army’s Greatest Inventions program by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Public Affairs office.

“If you can make sure that someone doesn’t bleed out by giving a resupply of blood right there, you’ve exponentially impacted the ability to save that soldier’s life,” said sixteenth chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, retired U.S. Marine general, Peter Pace, who also serves as chairman of the board for Pelican Products. “It truly makes a difference on the battlefield. And that’s as true today as it was 15 years ago.”

Patented Golden Hour™ Technology provides superior thermal protection for high value temperature-sensitive payloads between 2 and 1686 liters, from -50ºC to 25°C for up to seven days (168 hours). Today, Golden Hour Technology is integral to all of the company’s products, including reusable products like the Cr?do Cube™ shipper and the Cr?do™ ProMed series, as well as the Chronos™ range of single-use shippers.

In recognition of this milestone, Original Golden Hour will be on display during two events taking place this month: Special Operations and Medical Association Scientific Assembly (SOMSA), taking place May 13-16 in Charlotte, NC and Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), taking place May 21-24 in Tampa, FL. Champions of the product will also be on hand during the events to discuss its evolution and new applications.

To learn about Pelican BioThermal, as well as the 15th anniversary and evolution of the company’s Original Golden Hour container, visit

Pelican BioThermal is a division of Pelican Products, Inc., which is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.

The Windrose Group – Qwick-AID Sterile Trauma Bandages

Saturday, May 12th, 2018


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