“Want to see a dead person?” My translator casually asked me during my last day working at a rural medical clinic in Haiti after the quake. “How do you know he’s dead?” I asked seriously. My Haitian translator considered this question for a while, “Well… he isn’t moving much”. I booked it the half mile to the dead man with a miniature trauma kit I had made to attempt some emergency medical intervention while others at the clinic gathered more substantial gear. The man was definitely very dead by the time I got there, so I guess my translator was right. But it illustrates an important point. There are times when you need to roll light, however a medical kit is essential to any environment in which you might be in harm’s way (re: always). A micro trauma kit is a good idea, advances in materials and design have allowed us to get those micro trauma kits stupid small. Enter Blue Force Gear with their excellent Micro Trauma Kit NOW! (Micro TKN).

Blue Force Gear Micro Trauma Kit NOW! The best damned micro IFAK I've seen!

t’s been a hot minute since I’ve worked in the medical field. Putting together a good trauma kit is in my opinion best left to those medics still scrubbing blood from their cuticles. Blue Force Gear tapped some great talent in choosing precisely the equipment needed to stabilize a variety of battlefield injuries until bigger and better people and equipment arrive. The list is as follows:

1) QuickClot Combat Gauze
2) HyFin Vent Chest Seal (2 seals included)
3) Cleer Medical Trauma Bandage 4” Flat Pack
4) Decompression needle
5) Six 2” x9” Frog Tape
6) Size 28 Nasopharyngeal Airway
7) Heavy Duty Medical Gloves in tan (1 pair)