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Blue Force Gear | Micro Trauma Kit Now!

At SHOT Show 2017 Blue Force Gear has introduced the latest addition to their line of trauma/medical pouches. The Micro Trauma Kit Now! was developed for all applications in which a lower profile is a necessity while still carrying essential lifesaving supplies.

Like the bigger version (Urban Survivor Blog, review of the Trauma Kit Now!), the Micro Trauma Kit Now! consists of two components: the outer pouch and the removable inner supply carriage.

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The Micro TKN was designed as an EDC trauma kit for law enforcement professionals, prepared citizens, or hunters.  Deployment of critical first aid supplies can be done with one hand or a single finger from either the left or right side by pulling the BLIP featured pull tabs.  The Micro TKN consists of two main components – the outer MOLLE or Belt mounted pouch utilizing the Ten-Speed technology, and a removable insert that keeps medical supplies organized.

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The front outer pouch features a laser cut cross with several signal indicators – black insert, red, or highly reflective glow-in-the-dark insert.  The end user can decide which indicator works best for their use or leave all the inserts out for a pattern matched front for maximum concealability.

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The Micro Trauma Kit NOW!™ is available in several variations with or without medical supplies.

 

Blue Force Gear Trauma Kit Now! Product Review

Blue Force Gear Trauma Kit NOW! Multicam MedKit Review

The Blue Force Gear Trauma Kit NOW! is an emergency access medical kit that can be quickly deployed. It is designed to hold the medical contents of the Armed Forces IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) but it can also be customized by the user to be suited for every environment.

The medical pouch is one of the most important pieces of equipment that an operator can carry. It has to withstand hostile environments, be rugged and easily accessible so high-quality is the first priority.

Blue Force Gear Trauma Kit NOW! Multicam MedKit Review

For many years there have been different types of medical kits on the market but most of them are not, in our opinion, suited for emergency situations. Most of these kits are organized kits designed to be attached to the webbing of backpacks or vests.

The biggest issue with internally organized medical pouches attached with PALS webbing is the difficulty with the application and the handling of the medical components. Usually, when attached on a full kit, the medical pouch tends to be mounted at the 6 o’clock position on the battle belt or on the sides of the plate carrier; sometimes in this position it is hard to look and access directly the content under the stress of an emergency.

The alternative for a long time has been to carry a standard pouch with all the medical content loose inside, which does not ensure success in finding what needed.

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This new philosophy of use applied to medical kits seems to have caught the eye of both military personnel and civilians.

Blue Force Gear has decided to utilize the “blowout” system for their Trauma Kit. What sets this product apart from others similar on the market is the ruggedness and the lightweight of the pouch. After the release of a version made of standard 500 denier fabric they have decided to apply their patented Helium Whisper material.  The inner supply carriage has been redesigned and constructed out of laser cut ULTRAcomp to reduce the thickness of the fabric while maintaining shape and strength.
One though shared throughout the military and firearms community is that the medical kit should be the first to put on and the last to take off. It is obvious that with this mindset the light weight and the comfort for prolonged use is ideal.

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The kit can be quickly and easily deployed with the external pull tab, which contains a small weight. The medical sign color can be changed from red to black within seconds to ensure the perfect requirement for every situation or environment. It is extremely important that the content is secured to the pouch during the deployment, to ensure this Blue Force Gear has applied a very robust high quality elastic keeper.

Blue Force Gear Trauma Kit NOW! Multicam MedKit Review

In the assortment of the medical content we took in consideration both the needs of the standard IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) and those of a Combat Trauma Kit. This specific pouch can be also utilized as an extensive and enhanced EDC medical kit. The internal blowout kit can be closed on itself without using the external MOLLE pouch, making it even more compact and lightweight. In the middle section is applied a panel of loop Velcro, in which we have attached the SWAT-T Tourniquet with a small piece of hook Velcro and some glue.

Blue Force Gear Trauma Kit NOW! Multicam MedKit Review

(1) SWAT-T Tourniquet

(1) Fox Chest Seal

(1) Quick Clot Hemostatic gauze

(30) Band-Aids (4 Sizes)

(10) Band-Aids Backup (Vacuum Sealed)

(25) Vacuum Sealed Gauze Pads

(1) Combat Elastic Bandage

(3) 3M SteriStrips

(2) Pairs of Nitrile Surgical Gloves

(1) 3M Medical Tape

(1) Aluderm Aluminum Gauze Pad (20cmx20cm)

(2) Aluderm Aluminum Gauze Pad (10x 10 cm)

(3) Burn Gel

(2) Antibacterial wipes

(1) Emergency blanket

(1) aLokSak 3″x7″ waterproof bag

(1) Hi intensity 30′ Red ChemLight

(1) Fine Point Surgical Tweezers

Medical Substances

(2) Ketoprofene

(10) Ioperamide

(2) Paracetamole

(2) Amoxilline (Antibiotics)

(2) Antihistamine

(2) Antidiarrheal

(4) Electrolytes

(4) Aspirin

(4) Ibuprofen

The Blue Force Gear Trauma Kit NOW! Is available in Multicam, Tan, Black, Wolf Grey and OD Green.