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Matbock Monday – Grave Robber Vent Pouch

Monday, April 16th, 2018

This is the new Grave Robber Vent Pouch from MATBOCK. It is designed to hold and provide a work space for the SAVe and SAVe 2 ventilator.


The pouch holds the ventilator on the front flap of the pouch which folds down via Velcro and cord. This configuration allows access to all ports and buttons. The tubing and accessories can be stored in the back of the pouch and it also provides enough room for a spare battery pack or other medical kit.


The pouch is made of MATBOCK’s ghost lite material and Tegris as a stiffener. The back of the pouch is lined with hook Velcro for attachment into a medical pack.



Go Commando Show – Episode 40: Dr Brett Haake Performing a Stem Cell Procedure on Fred Galvin

Monday, April 9th, 2018

We recently introduced you to the Go Commando Show which featured an interview with SGM Rob Trivino (USA, Ret). If you missed it, go back and listen in.

However, in this latest episode, Dr Brett Haake performs a stem cell procedure on host Fred Galvin’s knees. So many of us have bad knees after our service that I thought this would be some great information. Fred tells me the procedure was six weeks ago and feels the results have been great.

Dr Haake explains the risks and rewards of stem cell and platelet rich plasma therapy. He is an Anesthesiologist, Stem Cell Physician and former Navy Medical officer who deployed to Afghanistan and multiple countries in Asia.

For those of you who just want to listen to the podcast, visit www.gocommandoshow.com.

MATBOCK Monday || Grave Robber Drug Roll

Monday, April 2nd, 2018


This is the new Drug Roll from MATBOCK.  Made from their Ghost and Ghost Lite materials, it features 5 small pouches on the sides and 1 large main pouch in the middle.  The large main pouch has their new organizational system integrated into it for all  different sizes of medications.  Simply push the head of the bottle into the holes and rotate till the drug label can be seen clearly for quick identification during both emergency situations and inventory.  When the pouch is closed up, the outside has a few rows of elastic loops for syringes, needles, scissors, sharps containers and other medical necessities.  The back is lined with hook Velcro to attach to the inside of medical packs

For further information, visit www.matbock.com/collections/all/products/grave-robber-drug-roll.

Imminent Threat Solutions Releases Hi-Vis Red Colorway of ETA Trauma Kit Pouch

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Designed to allow fast access to medical components.

[ARLINGTON, TX, 03/16/2018] Imminent Threat Solutions is proud to introduce a new high-visibility Red colorway to our popular ETA Trauma Kit Pouch lineup. ITS ETA Trauma Kit Pouches provide fast access to our ETA Trauma Kits, whether vacuum sealed or broken down. This new Red colorway is perfect for anyone looking for a pouch with higher visibility to keep in the car or around the house. This new color is available in both our Tallboy and Fatboy versions.

With a simple pull on the handle, the ETA Trauma Kit pouch quickly filets open to provide immediate access to your medical components without delay. The addition of a small 1” section of red VELCRO® brand ONE-WRAP® fastener affixed to the color-matched webbing handle can be removed for a lower profile.

The main rear-most pocket provides space large enough to fit our Vacuum Sealed ETA Trauma Kit or a complement of other medical items. The two rear wing pockets are large enough to store Decompression Needles, NPAs, or other Airway devices.

Imminent Threat Solutions provides indispensable skill-sets and products to explore your world and prevail against all threats.

For more information on ITS Medical products, please visit store.itstactical.com/medical.html

MATBOCK Monday || IV Pouch

Monday, March 26th, 2018

This is the new IV Pouch from MATBOCK.

Designed to hold an IV bag, tubing and other accessories needed for field IV use, the pouch keeps everything neatly organized and can be hung by the strap for instant use wherever the patient might be.  There is a small pouch in the middle to hold gauze, alcohol wipes and tapes for securing the IV once placed in the patient.

Additionally, the back of the pouch is lined with hook Velcro for easy mounting into an advanced trauma/field surgical kits.


High Angle Solutions – Lifesystems Heatshield Blanket

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

UK company Lifesystems has introduced a new Heatshield Blanket to their Outdoor Survival range and with a weight of less than 100g, there’s no excuse not to carry one in your backpack when exploring the great outdoors.


Made from a heat-reflective, metalised low density polyethylene, the advanced Headshield Blankets are capable of retaining 90% of your radiated body heat. The blanket’s wind and waterproof material also helps to reduce wind-chill and can therefore play a crucial role in keeping you warm if you become injured or lost on the hill. The durable Heatshield Blankets are tear-resistant, meaning you can easily reuse them time and time again, and each blanket is supplied with a bag to keep it safe inside your rucksack.

The exterior of the Heatshield Blanket is a highly visible, safety orange that makes it easy for help to spot you during an emergency situation. For even greater practicality, the outer surface of the blanket is also radar reflective, making it much easier for emergency services to locate you when you’re far away from the beaten track. Crucial safety information is printed directly onto the outside of the blanket, helping you to take Lifesystems’ extensive survival knowledge out on your adventures with you.

Available in both single and double versions, the Heatshield Blanket is particularly useful for situations where someone has fallen and you can’t risk moving them. By tucking the Heatshield Blanket around the injured individual, you can help them retain crucial body heat, reducing the risk of hypothermia – a real, year-round threat on the British hills. Before you head out onto the trail, make sure that not only have you prepared for the unexpected with your kit, but you are also aware of the early symptoms of hypothermia so you can deal with situations before they arise.

Slurred speech and mumbling
Shallow breathing
A lack of coordination
Drowsiness or confusion

Contact tribe@brigantesconsulting.com for more information (Minimum Order Quantities apply)

High Angle Solutions is a weekly series of articles focusing on military mountaineering solutions. It’s brought to you by UK-based , in conjunction with several other brands, both here in the US and abroad.


Monday, February 26th, 2018


The MATBOCK Backdraft Medical Kit was designed for smaller units with pretty quick access to next level care.  Instead of carrying an entire med bag, the medic or corpsman can now have a more streamlines system.  The Backdraft mounts on the back of the plate carrier via MATBOCK’s Tabs and contains two separate pouches, one for airway and one for bleeding.  The bags are held in place via adjustable amounts of velcro and they have lanyards that secure near the side plates on the carrier. 

When one pouch is needed, the operator can simply select the correct lanyard and pull.  From recent combat action in Afghanistan, one medic had the following to say, “It’s an awesome system and perfect for the mission set we’re doing, much more comfortable and streamlined than a traditional aid bag.”  The system is made from MATBOCK’s Ghost and Ghost Lite materials making the bags lightweight and water resistant to protect your medical kit.



Imminent Threat Solutions Releases the TourniQuick

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Designed to rapidly deploy and store modern tourniquets.


[ARLINGTON, TX, 02/23/2018] Imminent Threat Solutions is proud to release the TourniQuick®. This patent-pending device is the first-ever system designed to rapidly access and deploy the two most common CoTCCC (committee on tactical combat casualty care) recommended tourniquets on the market. This revolutionary tourniquet deployment system reduces time from deployment to application, saving valuable seconds. Remember, seconds count when you’re bleeding out!TM


The TourniQuick® features Imminent Threat Solutions’ patent-pending, 4-Way Mounting SystemTM. The 4WMS allows a user to mount the TQ 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.

An added benefit of the inherent design in the TourniQuick® is to protect a tourniquet from exposure to the elements. Dirt, debris and UV Light can degrade the life of these life-saving devices.

Imminent Threat Solutions provides indispensable skill-sets and products to explore your world and prevail against all threats.

For more information on the TourniQuick Pouch, please visit TourniQuick.com.