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SHOT Show 22 – 18 Series Bag Company

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

During one of the pre-SHOT Show range events I ran into a new Veteran owned company named 18 Series Bag Company.

Founded by retired Special Forces Soldiers, they set out to create mission specific bags and packs for the various functions on an Operational Detachment – Alpha.

Take for instance the Delta Bag which is a modular medical bag.

In addition to the large, lay flat main bag, it includes a zip-off Assault Bag and removable Fanny Pack. At the interior, there are six color-coded transparent pouches to organize your gear.

Plus, it’s rigged for jumping. While it was built for medical use, it can be configured for a variety of applications such as sUAS or EOD.

The bags are all Berry complaint.


TacMed Tuesday – The Tourniquet Task Trainer Arm

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

The Tourniquet Task Trainer Arm is a rugged, hyper-realistic hemorrhage control training solution designed for teaching proper tourniquet application both in the classroom and in field scenarios. Its unmatched lifelike design looks identical to human tissue, and the arm is durable with self-healing properties to withstand repeated use.

Its features include:

1. Lifelike Detail

From a distance and close-up, the hyper-realistic arm looks exactly like a real human extremity – from its skin texture to the lines in the palm to how the structure reacts during tourniquet application.

2. Full Arm Design

The full-length arm trainer is modeled off a 6’2” male for optimal hands-on training to develop muscle memory.

3. Integrated Wound

The gunshot entry wound site can bleed using the integrated vessel system for increased realism and demonstrating proper tourniquet application to stem severe bleeding in upper extremities.

4. Self-Healing Skin

In addition to its high-strength materials, the device’s skin features self-healing properties to increase the product’s life for repeated use by trainees in numerous courses.

If you are interested in learning more about this training tool and how you can improve your tourniquet application skills with it, go to tacmedsolutions.com/products/tourniquet-task-trainer-arm

SOTECH Celebrates 25 years Presenting New Products and a New Look at SHOT Show 2022

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Recently SOTECH started to bring back some of its most impactful products in new camos and enhanced designs distributing them in weekly drops. Sensing an interest our history of gear innovation, SOTECH is using this vehicle to develop homage pieces and modernizations from the early days of our 25 year history.

Always evolving with input from the field, SOTECH is expanding the Cobra Pack line by adding the Mini Cobra, Micro Cobra and Sustainment Pack Cobras.  The micro and mini are a medical dangler and a butt pack that can both top open and splay open like the larger 3 Cobra Packs. Working with Special Forces Medics and members of the Army Airborne community, we added two sustainment side packs to give the medic extended range and duration of operation.

SOTECH is also displaying its medical micro pack in a Dyneema variant with carbon fiber inserts. The Micro came from a request 5 years ago from a Ranger medic named Mac who wanted to split the flat med pack into a micro pack and either a MARCH belt or fanny pack.

Respecting the calls for us to reintroduce our h-harnesses and belts, we wanted to honor our beginnings by doing a reboot of an ALICE Pack predecessor – the ARVN Ranger Pack, a favorite of MACV-SOG and other SOF units. At a base level, this is a hat tip to our early days modifying ALICE packs, but its much more significant than that.  SOTECH started in a time when we were issued the same tired designs that barely evolved from World War Two through Korea and Vietnam and into the Cold War of the 80’s. There was a creativity born from lessons from the field, and a handful of innovators started companies to modify and then create alternatives.  In this vein, we took the day pack version of what would become the ALICE and modernized and modified the design with Tegris and improved cuts (the pack was designed for small-framed Vietnamese soldiers). The result is an EDC pack that takes you back to your days in BDUs every time you cinch that ribbed web through those metal tabler buckles.

The Special Forces Association will be meeting in SOTECH’s booth (20059) at SHOT Show. If you are an SFA member or are Army Special Forces Qualified or have made a significant contribution to the Special Forces Regiment, stop by booth 20059 and meet SFA President Kevin Harry and his SFA leadership team on Wednesday and Thursday from noon until 1pm. SFA members walking the show are welcome to drop by booth 20059 for waters and munchies and a rest stop.

In the new SHOT Show floor layout, SOTECH came out on top! Our booth is located at the first entrance door on the hallway coming in from the Venetian Casino. Take the first right you see when you come in, walk through that door and you are staring at Booth 20059.
See you at SHOT!

SURVIVOR FILTER Introduces New Active All Terrain Filtration Bottle

Friday, January 14th, 2022

TORONTO – January 12, 2022 – America’s favorite bottle meets survival with the all new Survivor Filter Active All Terrain Filtration bottle. Through a partnership with Nalgene®, Survivor Filter was able to further improve on proven technology seen in its predecessor, the original Active bottle, to produce this lightweight, take it anywhere squeeze bottle built for both performance and convenience. The Active All Terrain bottle will soon be available for sale at survivorfilter.com and in store from Dunham’s Sports by Spring of this year.

“This is a really exciting new product, and we are thrilled to bring this bottle to market,” SURVIVOR FILTER Owner Mark Zakaib said. “Survivor Filter fans and customers know the original Active Bottle has been a huge hit and is one of our most popular options. We listened to everything they had to say about that bottle, took a hard look at basics and were able to deliver this new and improved design that seriously stands out from the crowd.”

The made in the USA, Active All Terrain filtration bottle has been independently tested in accredited labs to meet NSF 42 and 53 Water Drinking Standards that matches and exceeds most in-home filter systems. It removes 99.99999% of Bacteria, and 99.99% Parasites, lead, chlorine, VOC’s, toxic chemicals, and heavy metals to deliver safe, clean and odor free water use after use. The bottle is made from BPA-free Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) that leaves no aftertaste or intake of any leaching toxin, no transfer of taste or smell, and is virtually indestructible. Additionally, the packaging for the bottle is 100% recyclable and Made in the USA with 100% recycled materials and soy-based, biodegradable ink. MSRP $45.

The bottle comes with a neoprene, water repellent carrying case that delivers convenience and exceptional ease of use. The sturdy design features an integrated handle for easy squeezing and the slide in opening makes it easy to access the water bottle, while the pockets fits things like car keys or phones, up to the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Each bottle comes with two strap sizes, a three-foot and seven-foot option to fit any user and support a variety of applications.

To learn more about the SURVIVOR FILTER™ Active All Terrain Filtration Bottle and purchase, please visit survivorfilter.com


Easily Access Medical Equipment with the Tasmanian Tiger Medic Hip Bag

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Ergonomically designed with intelligent interior partitions and internal variable fixation points to store medical equipment.

Knoxville, Tenn. (January 2022) – Tasmanian Tiger®, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the US market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., announces the TT Medic Hip Bag is now available. Ergonomically designed, the TT Medic Hip Bag has intelligent interior partitions and internal variable fixation points to store medical equipment. The lid opens upward for easy access and includes a scissors pouch. It features a large zipped pocket and MOLLE hook on the exterior for modular expansion.

The side pockets of the TT Medic Hip Bag are equipped with MOLLE hook and loop strips. The hip belt can be removed so a medic may carry it as a shoulder bag, or, the shoulder strap may be detached to wear it freely as a hip bag. Designed to be attachable for vests, hip bags, etc., it can also be attached to a plate carrier using special adapters.

With a volume of nine liters (183 cubic inches), the TT Medic Hip Bag weighs in at 30 oz. (549g.). Made from Cordura® 700 den (Multicam 500 den), it measures 12.5 x 6 x 6.5 in. (32 x 16 x 17 cm). Available in Black, Olive, Coyote, and Multicam. MSRP for Black, Olive, and Coyote $139.00; Multicam $149.00.

TacMed Tuesday – What is the BLAST Bandage?

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

The BLAST® Bandage from TacMed™ Solutions was designed out of necessity to provide the ability to quickly package traumatic amputations, burns, and large pattern wounds with minimal use of supplies and effort.  

It provides a 20″ X 20″ treatment area, but packs to about the size of a 4” combat bandage and provides a large non-adherent wound pad that can be easily wrapped around limbs and secured with the attached elastic wrap. The covering area of the BLAST® Bandage is large enough to cover the entire back or chest of most casualties.

The BLAST® Bandage also offers a removable multipurpose occlusive layer that can cover a 19″x 19″ area or be used to cover abdominal contents minimizing the loss of heat and moisture.  

As with other TacMed Solutions bandages, the “brakes” on the bandage help prevent accidental unrolling of the elastic wrap during high-stress application. These brakes are especially helpful during the dressing of amputations. By providing multiple points of adhesion, the brakes prevent slippage of the elastic during the wrapping process creating a more secure, effective bandage and decreases the chance of the wound being exposed during movement.  

If you are interested in learning more about the BLAST® Bandage from TacMed™ Solutions, check it out at: tacmedsolutions.com/products/blast-bandage

TacMed Tuesday – The Essentials: The TacMed Solutions Operator IFAK

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

The TacMed™ Solutions Operator IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) is a compact and streamlined combat trauma kit with an optimized interior layout and full-zip opening for rapid easy access to all its components. The IFAK contents allow for the effective treatment of injuries commonly associated with combat trauma without taking up excess space using multipurpose items like the included OLAES® Modular Bandage features a plastic occlusive sheet in the dressing pocket which can eliminate the need for a stand-alone chest seal.

The TacMed™ Solutions Operator IFAK has gripper elastic on the bottom of the pouch that can provide an extra place to store quick-access equipment such as a tourniquet. The IFAK medical kit includes Velcro on the front provides a place to adhere to an ID patch for easy identification if being aided by a partner.

While the Operator IFAK was designed to improve survivability on the battlefield, many law enforcement agencies also utilize it to keep their officers prepared for any situation.

If you are interested in learning more about the Operator IFAK and its kit components, check it out at: tacmedsolutions.com/products/tacmed-solutions-operator-ifak

TacMed Tuesday – Putting the “Solutions” in TacMed Solutions

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

A key part of TacMed Solutions™ mission is providing customers with a complete solution to equip, train and protect. This means that they try to consider all aspects of potential injuries or events and work to create a complete solution. The team strives to solve problems for both military and civilian missions.

The innovative problem-solving process often stems from a real-life injury or situation and begins by asking if the solutions available, or ones not available, were effective. From this initial insight, the team begins looking for ways to either create a solution or improve an existing one.

Historically, TacMed™ takes on problems that are both industry-wide and problems that are specifically brought to them.

For example, the Tramedic® public access line was a solution created out of industry need. At the time of inception, there was nothing else like it on the market. In a variety of situations, it has been extremely effective in creating a complete solution. In schools, Tramedic® is not just a solution for point of injury care for school shootings. It also prepares the customer prior so that they have an increased chance of success with Tramedic® Training and maintain the equipment through expiration tracking. In addition, there are aspects of the kits that ensure that they integrate with first responders and benefit them. Conversely, the Foxtrot® Litter was designed stemming from a problem brought to them by an end-user.

The solutions provided by TacMed™ all come from vast industry knowledge, understanding the customers’ situations, and even from their own experience.

If you are interested in learning more about TacMed Solutions™, check them out at: tacmedsolutions.com