So to begin, IFAK is a military acronym that stands for “Individual First Aid Kit”. Its history goes all the way back hundreds of years when soldiers would carry bandaging cloth just in case they became wounded on the battlefield. It evolved to what is now found today with the modern soldier’s IFAK. They are impressive and can handle many injuries and issues. I decided to go on a personal mission and develop my own style for myself, and my preparedness group.
The mission of this IFAK is to assist with life-saving measures starting with traumatic limb loss, heavy laceration with arterial bleeding, gunshot wounds, and allergic reactions. It’s based on my years in the field as an EMT assisting in motor vehicle accidents, shootings, stabbings, suicides, allergic reactions, and cardiac arrest. From boo-boo’s to dismemberment!
This kit is designed to be on my body and that of my group’s members at all times when on perimeter patrol, bugging out, searching for supplies, foraging, etc during a SHTF style event. Every member has their own IFAK so that if they become injured, the contents of THEIR kit will be used on THEM. Likewise, the contents of my kit will be used on ME. Each kit is customized to the individual person to meet special demands that person may have medically. Every person in my group is also cross trained on everything in these kits.
***All supplies have been given a link to purchase so that your medical kit will be easier to assemble. Links are to bulk items where possible so that you can have resupply or build multiple***
All of this goes into the Condor Rip-Away EMT pouch. LOVE IT and also highly recommended.
1) roll of cloth medical tape
1) black Sharpie
2) glow stick
1) Epi-pen (must have prescription)
Packets of Ibuprofen, Benadryl, Asprin, Tylenol, and Imodium.
The IFAK also includes Adventure Medical Kit’s “Trauma Pak with Quickclot“
In addition to all of this, I also keep in my car a full trauma kit. This is a completely separate kit from the IFAK and is about the size of a small suitcase. Inside it are most of the same contents of the IFAK. Differences are…
1) Burn Sheet
1) CPR mask
2) Sam splints
I also have about 3 times the bandaging supplies as my IFAK in my Trauma Kit at all times.
This bag from Rothco would be perfect for your Trauma Kit. Just click on the picture to purchase.