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TYR Tactical Introduces Family of Cutaway IFAK Pouches

Monday, November 7th, 2016

TYR Tactical® has just introduced a new family of Cutaway IFAK Pouches. The pouch platforms attach vertically or horizontally to your carrier via PALS webbing and offer ample room for a range of medical items for both self and buddy aid. The Pouch can be removed from the MOLLE platform which allows the medic/operator immediate access without having to remove entire pouch system from the carrier. Interior includes multiple elastic retention straps and pockets.

Small Cutaway IFAK Pouch – Horizontal (TYR-MD008-H)

The TYR Tactical® Small Cutaway IFAK Pouch – Horizontal (TYR-MD008-H) attaches horizontally with MOLLE and carries a range of medical items for self aid. Pouch can be removed from the MOLLE platform which allows the medic/operator immediate access without having to remove entire pouch system from the carrier. Interior includes multiple elastic retention straps and pockets.

Features:
• Outer Front Pocket with Velcro Closure
• Platform features PALS Webbing for MOLLE Attachment
• 500d Cordura
• Pull Handle
• Pouch Platform attaches horizontally with MOLLE

Wt. 8 oz.
Dim. 5”H x 5.25”W x 2.75”D

Small Cutaway IFAK Pouch – Vertical (TYR-MD008)

The TYR Tactical® Small Cutaway IFAK Pouch – Vertical (TYR-MD008) attaches upright with MOLLE and carries a range of medical items for self aid. Pouch can be removed from the MOLLE platform which allows the medic/operator immediate access without having to remove entire pouch system from the carrier. Interior includes multiple elastic retention straps and pockets.

Features:
• Outer Front Pocket with Velcro Closure
• Platform features PALS Webbing for MOLLE Attachment
• 500d Cordura
• Pull Handle
• Pouch Platform attaches upright with MOLLE

Wt. 7.2 oz.
Dim. 5.25”H x 5”W x 2.75”D

Medium Cutaway IFAK Pouch – Horizontal (TYR-MD007-H)

The TYR Tactical® Medium Cutaway IFAK Pouch – Horizontal (TYR-MD007-H) attaches horizontally with MOLLE and carries a range of medical items for both self and buddy aid. Pouch can be removed from the MOLLE platform which allows the medic/operator immediate access without having to remove entire pouch system from the carrier. Interior includes multiple elastic retention straps and pockets.

Features:
• PALS Webbing for MOLLE Attachment
• 500d Cordura
• Velcro loop for patch/placard attachment.
• Ambidextrous Pull Handle and Buckle Cutaway
• Pouch Platform attaches horizontally with MOLLE
• High strength and abrasion resistant 4-way stretch Tweave is used on the gusset of the pouch which allow it to expand when needed.

Wt. 10.4 oz.
Dim. 5.5”H x 7”W x 3.25”D

Medium Cutaway IFAK Pouch – Vertical (TYR-MD007)

The TYR Tactical® Medium Cutaway IFAK Pouch – Vertical (TYR-MD007) attaches upright with MOLLE and carries a range of medical items for both self and buddy aid. Pouch can be removed from the MOLLE platform which allows the medic/operator immediate access without having to remove entire pouch system from the carrier. Interior includes multiple elastic retention straps and pockets.

Features:
• PALS Webbing for MOLLE Attachment
• 500d Cordura
• Velcro loop for patch/placard attachment.
• Pull Handle
• Pouch Platform attaches upright with MOLLE
• High strength and abrasion resistant 4-way stretch Tweave is used on the gusset of the pouch which allow it to expand when needed.

Wt. 8.8 oz.
Dim. 7”H x 5.5”W x 3.25”D

Look for these and more American made load carrying gear, packs and clothing at www.tyrtactical.com.

Pine Belt Processing, Inc New Product Gains EPA Approval

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

STONEWALL, MS – Pine Belt Processing, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of its new product, PERIMETER ETO INSECT GUARD, which was recently awarded approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With the rise of insect?transmitted illnesses, Mississippi?based Pine Belt Processing, Inc. realized a new product was needed to better protect service members serving in Zika?ridden environments.

PERIMETER ETO INSECT GUARD provides the user maximum bite protection through a highly?effective insecticide called Etofenprox. Textile fibers are treated with Etofenprox, providing the most effective protection available. PERIMETER ETO INSECT GUARD garments provide safety from bites at a consistent protection rate of 90% or higher and the reliability lasts for up to 75 washes.

PERIMETER ETO INSECT GUARD can be used to treat uniforms for pregnant service members, whereas current Permethrin insecticides are not used in maternity uniforms because of safety concerns. Etofenprox insecticide is registered in more than 50 countries for both agricultural and public health use. Textiles treated with PERIMETER ETO INSECT GUARD will provide the most effective protection available against insect?borne illnesses with unparalleled safety and with the lowest environmental impact.

PERIMETER ETO INSECT GUARD will be applied at the Pine Belt Processing facility in Stonewall, Miss. The recent EPA approval provides Pine Belt Processing the green light to treat military clothing and to further distribute its product – a fact that could potentially grow the company in the coming months.

“We are in the business of protecting our Armed Forces from insect?borne diseases – a job that is of utmost importance, especially with the rise of the Zika Virus,” said Ron Lack, General Manager of Pine Belt Processing. “A better solution to outdoor protective clothing was required, and our new product is the answer to protect those who protect us.” Lack also expressed appreciation to members of the Mississippi congressional delegation for assisting the company in its application to the EPA.

For more information about the new www.perimeterinsectguard.com/eto.

MDM – Name This “Accessible Under Armor Trauma Kit” Contest from Phokus Research Group

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Phokus Research Group developed this Dual Zipper Under Armor Deployment version of the Sons Traima Kit for those units who need to be able to access the components of their medical items. In addition to the ability to maintain the kits when items expire, the dual zipper also allows units to update their components with new items. It still fits in the late pocket of the Armor Vest so they’ve also introduced a split seam so the items stay in place.

It’s a great product, but the name is a mouthful and more of a nomenclature than a cool name. I suggested Phokus allow the SSD readers to name it. So here’s your shot to be a marketing genius. Phokus will reward the best name, judged by them, two fully loaded versions of this kit as well as two Shield kits.

To enter, follow these rules:
1. In the comments section of THIS, and only THIS, article on SSD, share your proposed name. Only entries here are eligible to win. Of more than ine person submits a name, the first use gets credit for it.

2. Comments are open from now until 1600 Zulu on 30 September 2016 (that’s this Friday at High Noon Eastern Daylight Time).

3. Use any alias you want to post but be sure to use a valid email address since that’s how we’ll contact the winner.

4. Phokus Research Group will select the name from the comments we receive.

5. One entry per email address. We will delete entries that violate this policy.

6. Must be 18 to enter. Void where prohibited.

By the way, Phokus products are available for unit and agency purchase from ADS Inc.

MATBOCK Monday || Shield IFAK Pouch

Monday, September 19th, 2016

This is MATBOCK’s Shield IFAK Pouch. Designed for the Phokus Research Shield kit or any similarly sized IFAK, it features a single tab pull system that will extract the kit halfway from the pouch for easy access for the operator without fear of having the kit fall out of the pouch. Made from MATBOCK’s Ghost Lite material, it is extremely lightweight and features a drain hole at the bottom to ensure zero weight gain when exposed to wet environments.

The pictures are of pre-production prototyoes and show 1 inch webbing used for MOLLE and belt attachments, but these have been switched to 3/4″ webbing so that the pouch will fit on just 2 rows of MOLLE.


Available in MultiCam (shipping in 2 weeks) while Tan and Black colors are expected in the near future.

Buy now at www.matbock.com/products/shield-single-pull-pouch.

MATBOCK Monday – LIFT System

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The MATBOCK LIFT System has been out for a few years now, but as units look to spend their EOY funds, MATBOCK wanted to highlight the fact that this comprehensive system not only saves money, but also a lot of weight.

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In the below PDF, you will see uses of the system and the description of each product. Yes, litters, ladders and bags have been around for a very longtime, but nothing has ever been put together like this. The Combat Carbon Poles are the backbone because they can be used throughout the entire system.

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Click to view .pdf

So, let’s say you have a 21 man platoon, well the LIFT System can be spread-loaded across multiple people to make it very effective and versatile kit. For example: Each shooting pair would carry 1 x S-LIFT, while recce (or climbing team) would carry the LIFT Ladder with Combat Carbon Poles. Additionally, this team could also carry the LIFT Coupler to give them the ability to quickly turn their two 7.5ft combat carbon poles into a 15ft extension pole. This leaves the medic deciding if the mission requires them to carry the R-LIFT with another set of poles or just carry the R-LIFT bed, since recce has at least 1 set of poles on the operation.

It’s hard to fully understand the versatility of this system unit you see it in person or use it, but this video helps showcase a few ways to employ the entire system.

www.matbock.com/collections/medical

RB1 SOIFAK Package

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

RedBack One has a resupply on their SOFIFAK which is specially packed by North American Rescue with contents selected specifically by Jason Falla, former Special Operations Assaulter, Team Medic and TCCC Instructor an LBT 9022B-T pouch.

redbackone.com

The Leaf- Chronical Presents – VETERANS: Parachutists have special evidence for claims

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Normally, I wouldn’t link to an article from a site owned by Gannett, but this op-ed is some good advice for US military Veterans who are seeking VA compensation for injuries arising from parachute duties. I served on jump status in both the Army and Air Force and the AF took it much more seriously from a medical viewpoint because parachutist duties were considered flight status. Consequently, parachutist were more likely to hide or at least downplay medical conditions in order to remain in status. After a career, they take their toll. If you’re in the same boat, this article by Sandy Britt For The Leaf-Chronicle is worth the read.

Many veterans who were on jump status avoided going to sick call while on active duty so as not to be taken off of jump status, or because it was frowned upon by their command….For example, veterans who were on jump status and earned one of the parachutist badges have concrete evidence of the number of jumps they completed. It’s a known medical fact that parachuting puts abnormal, traumatic pressure on joints, especially knees, feet, ankles, hips and spine, and as a result, chronic joint disabilities usually follow….read the rest at www.theleafchronicle.com/story/news/2016/07/16/veterans-parachutists-special-evidence-claims.

Para’kito Misquito Repellent

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

We checked out Para’kito misquito repellent at the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City.

While they offer several products, we were particularly interested in their DEET-free bands. Rather than the chemicals we are used to seeing, Para’kito relies on essential oils whixh gibe off a slight smell of lemon, kind of like a cintronella candle.

It’s a good alternative for those of you who don’t want to use DEET and the refillable inserts for the bands are intended to last 14 days each. Also offered as a clip which can be hung from your gear, either way, they offer a spehere of protection that doesn’t extend much beyond your personal space.

us.parakito.com/buy-mosquito-repellent-products/bands-clips/jungle-band

ADS Presents – Active Shooter Impact on Law Enforcement Response Training and Preparedness

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Law Enforcement across the country have focused on planning for, and reacting to, Active Shooter events. ADS Inc has shared this blog entry with us to briefly discuss the scenario and to show some material solutions. 

WHAT DEFINES AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION?

As it relates to law enforcement, an “active shooter” situation is described as one in which a shooting is in progress and typical law enforcement protocols may be affected in terms of methods used for responding to the incident. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the “active” aspect of the term implies both law enforcement and the bystander have the potential to affect the outcome based on their responses. (Federal Bureau of Investigation 2013) According to a study released by the FBI in 2013, Law enforcement and an active shooter exchanged gunfire upon their arrival to the scene in 45 out of the 160 active shooter situations throughout 2000 – 2013.

Nearly half of the shooter involved officer deaths in this study were due to being under fire in open spaces and having little training or knowledge of how to respond or protect themselves. According to Greg Ellifritz, President of Active Response Training (Follow his blog), this study revealed the importance for law enforcement to undergo additional training similar to that of military tactics such as “bounding overwatch.” (Ellifritz 2014)

The new FBI study of 2014 and 2015 active shooter incidents was released just three days after the Orlando nightclub shooting (omitting the statistics from this incident). There were a reported 40 active shooter incidents throughout the 2014 to 2015 time period.

Of the 40 incidents, more than half (26) ended with law enforcement at the scene; 14 incidents ended in both gunfire exchange with law enforcement and the shooter being killed, while 12 others resulted in the shooter being apprehended. This is a dramatic difference from the FBI’s 2000 – 2013 study that revealed more than half (90) of the 160 active shooter situations ended on the shooter’s initiative with the shooter committing suicide, ceasing to shoot or fleeing the scene. (Federal Bureau of Investigation 2016)

Although these frightening statistics (see Diagram A) are hard to comprehend, they show a strong trend towards improving the way our law enforcement are educated and protected in responding to active shooter situations.

ADS’s INVOLVEMENT:
PROTECTING YOU SO YOU CAN PROTECT OTHERS

In response to the growing number of ballistic threats to Law Enforcement, and the government’s effort to create awareness around active shooter situations, ADS has worked with reliable tactical & body armor manufacturers, LBT and Custom Armor Group (CAG), to develop a custom packaged solution.

ADS is proud to offer affordable ballistic protective equipment for law enforcement officers that is light weight, NIJ06 certified and available to ship immediately. ADS’s easy and affordable solution is the ballistic protection your department needs at a fraction of the cost.

ACTIVE SHOOTER BALLISTIC RESPONSE KIT

situation. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared for one. Our Active Shooter Ballistic Response Kits are designed to provide you with the utility and protection you need to effectively respond to an active shooter situation without breaking the bank or dealing with long lead-times.

Starting at just $295, each kit comes with your choice of a black Standard or Advanced Plate Carrier Vest from LBT, a set of Level III or Level IV rated ballistic armor plates from CAG, and a matching “POLICE” hook and loop patch.

Click here for a spec sheet.

Visit adsinc.com/active-shooter-response for more information.

Pelican BioThermal Launches Combat-mobile Critical Care Blood Transport Container

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Provider of temperature-controlled packaging solutions unveils Golden Hour™ Medic, a small-scale thermal container for military personnel

August 16, 2016 02:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pelican BioThermal, a global leader providing the broadest and most innovative range of temperature-controlled packaging solutions serving the life sciences industry, today launches the Golden Hour™ Medic, a critical care transport container. This packaging solution allows military personnel to carry life-saving whole blood with them onto the battlefield, which vehicles may not be able to easily reach in the critical first hour after a soldier sustains a life-threatening injury.

“The Golden Hour Medic is the result of our long-standing effort to identify and develop solutions for military field personnel; it supports the need to transport whole blood units far distances while still successfully maintaining blood at the critical temperature around 4 °C,” said Pelican BioThermal Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Kevin Lawler. “We are proud to officially launch the Golden Hour Medic and look forward to playing a pivotal role in the effort to save the lives of troops.”

Utilizing the same innovative technology as their award-winning Golden Hour™ Mobile container, the Golden Hour Medic is a reusable, portable container designed specifically for combat medics to transport blood and other lifesaving materials. The Medic can keep whole blood supplies at the required temperature for 24 hours in harsh conditions and up to three days in standard environments.

Maintaining critical blood supplies is an integral part of Pelican BioThermal’s historical product history. The company’s award-winning Golden Hour™ Technology was developed to protect the lives of military personnel on the frontlines by providing smaller-scale thermal containers for blood supplies. Later came the Golden Hour Mobile Container. It was developed shortly after 9/11 to protect military troops’ lives in the battlefield in the harshest of environments and climates. In 2004 the original container was the winner of the ‘Army’s Greatest Invention Award.’

Today, Pelican BioThermal provides a full range of single-use and reusable temperature-controlled packaging options that ensure the integrity of mobile blood supplies and inventories for blood banks, hospitals, EMT personnel, and first responders alike. Its parent company, Pelican Products, Inc., is celebrating 40 years of supplying a variety of protective case solutions to the modern warfighter, from weapons cases to server rack-mount cases to field hospital storage cases.

Visit PelicanBioThermal.com to learn more about Pelican BioThermal™ products, partners, and industry alliances.

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.