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    • #149524
      wheelsee
      Participant

        I am guilty of not wearing an ankle IFAK as I could never find one that was comfortable. Earlier this month, I attended a Medicine X class (https://www.lonestarmedics.com/medx) put on by Lone Star Medics (https://www.lonestarmedics.com) where I had an opportunity to try a variety of said IFAKs.

        What I walked away with, in this thread, was one from Wilderness (https://www.thewilderness.com/ankle-rigs/ankle-cargo-cuff-ifak/). It is comfortable and carries more than others I’ve tried. See photo.

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      • #149570
        Dark Knight
        Participant

          Looks like a really good product!

          I have become interested in the SAM XT Tourniquet. I have contacted the company to see if it will fit in the cuff.

          Thank you for the information.

        • #149575
          Civilianresponder
          Participant

            I’ve messed with those at several different trainings. I honestly think that there are much better options out there for a tourniquet. Check out the RMT from M2 inc or the SOFTT-W. the RMT fits nicely in the Darkangel AFAK ankle kit.

          • #149578
            wheelsee
            Participant

              Agree with CivilianResponder.

              Much like AR15’s, med gear is wide open with everyone having a different opinion BUT stick with what’s recommended by CoTCCC (Council on Tactical Combat Casualty Care). Use the app “DeployedMed” (free) to stay current on guidelines, education, and equipment.

              Yes, I know – your buddy recommended X. Again, just like people prefer to “do it their way” on ARs, ignoring First Sergeant, Max, and other SME, med gear is no different. Its your life (or a loved one), you figure it out. I’ll stick with national guidelines. (This is NOT directed at Dark Knight, but a general comment).

            • #149579
              wheelsee
              Participant

                The SAM XT Tourniquet is on the CoTCCC list. BUT, I know of no one using it.

                From my colleagues in the military who are medics, flight surgeons, infantry, and 18D – the 2 TQs used are the CAT and SOFTT-W, with the preference being SOFTT-W.

                Caveat – my personal experience only.

              • #149580
                wheelsee
                Participant

                  From CoTCCC. most current (8/2019)

                  Limb Tourniquets (Non-Pneumatic)

                  Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) Gen 7

                  NSN: 6515-01-521-7976

                  DLA Nomenclature: Tourniquet Nonpneumatic Combat Application One-Handed 37.5″ LG 1

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                  Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) Gen 6

                  NSN: Use of CAT Generation 6 is acceptable until life-cycle replacements to gen 7.

                  DLA Nomenclature: Tourniquet Nonpneumatic Combat Application One-Handed 37.5″ LG 1

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                  Ratcheting Medical Tourniquet -Tactical (RMT-T)

                  NSN: 6515-01-527-3841

                  DLA Nomenclature: Tourniquet, One Handed Burke Device Tactical

                  NOTE: The RMT Civilian models are not CoTCCC-recommended for military use.

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                  SAM Extremity Tourniquet (SAM-XT)

                  NSN: 6515-01-670-2240

                  DLA Nomenclature: Tourniquet Nonpneumatic 25S

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                  SOF Tactical Tourniquet – Wide (SOFTT-W)

                  NSN: 6515-01-587-9943

                  DLA Nomenclature: Tourniquet Nonpneumatic Nylon Strap 1.5” Wide Nylon Strap for BR

                  NOTE: The original 1” SOFTT is removed from the CoTCCC Recommendations.

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                  Tactical Mechanical Tourniquet (TMT)

                  NSN: 6515-01-656-6191

                  DLA Nomenclature: Tourniquet Nonpneumatic Tactical Mechanical Tourniquet

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                  TX2” Tourniquet (TX2)

                  NSN: 6515-01-667-6027

                  DLA Nomenclature: Tourniquet Nonpneumatic TX2 Ratcheting One-Hand Coyote

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                  TX3” Tourniquet (TX3)

                  NSN: 6515-01-667-6208

                  DLA Nomenclature: Tourniquet Nonpneumatic TX2 Ratcheting OD Green

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                • #149582
                  Dark Knight
                  Participant

                    I was exposed to the SAM XT a local “stop the Bleed” training. Apparently several of the Fire/Rescue Departments in the Northern VA area are including it in the kits used my Rescue Task Force members.

                    I do not currently have any of the SAM XT’s. All of my current TQs are CAT’s.

                  • #149583
                    wheelsee
                    Participant

                      I was exposed to the SAM XT a local “stop the Bleed” training. Apparently several of the Fire/Rescue Departments in the Northern VA area are including it in the kits used my Rescue Task Force members.

                      Highlights the difference in practice of regions. I’m in TX.

                    • #149584
                      Jake
                      Participant

                        Good to know Dark Knight.

                        In Missouri, the ambulance will replace your tourniquet/medical gear used on a patient. I’m not sure if this is common practice everywhere… but it might be beneficial to use what your locals are using.

                        That being said. I’ve got CATs and SOFTWs. I prefer CATs for arms and SOFTW for legs. But either that is on hand in a situation is the preferred one.

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