The modern IFAK is a must have for police and military members. However, there are dozens of civilian applications for the platform as well. Anyone who likes adventuring, from rock climbing to hunting, an IFAK can be handy. Let’s not forget the average, everyday citizen who simply likes being prepared. Having an IFAK is the perfect kit to address a violent situation, a car accident, or nearly any of those situations that seemingly come out of nowhere. The IFAK of old was a big pouch that you stacked medical gear in. It worked, but was far from perfect, as I covered in our first look of the Blue Force Gear TKN pouch. This model is a little different, for the specs check out our first look here.
The Modern IFAK
The TKN is an ingenious design, that is superbly simple to use. Through a variety of simulated medical situations, we found the kit to be outstanding. The internal carriage holds a wide variety of gear, and can easily be customized to the user’s needs. Once pulled from the pouch the carriage acts as like an open table. You have immediate access to everything you need at the same time.
This cuts time significant time from having to dig through an IFAK to find just the right gear. It also prevents you from losing gear trying to find that one particular piece. This is incredibly handy in low light situations. The elastic straps hold the gear nice and tight. I packed this bad boy over a month ago and left it packed. The straps haven’t lost their taught nature at all. It’s the most rapid system available that allows full access to the kit’s content.