Got a new bag for work a couple weeks ago. I work as an EMT/Firefighter for two fire departments here in Michigan. Ive been using a LBT 1562B but wanted something a little more modular and have always been interested in Mystery Ranch so I decided to bite the bullet and got a RATS pack in Multicam. Wish they had it in Black or OD but Im not a huge fan of CB or Foliage and the Red seemed too bright for my taste.
Right Pouch (Front):
Right Pouch (Front Contents):
Left Pouch (Front):
Bottom Pouch (Front):
Contents - Front of Bag: Elastic Loops - x2 CAT Tourniquets Right Pouch - BP Cuff, Glucometer with Oral Glucose/Lancets, and Gloves Left Pouch - OPA's and CPR Mask Bottom Pouch - x4 5x9 ABD Pads, x20 4x4 Gauze Pads, x4 Compressed Gauze Rollers, and x2 Kerlix Rolls.
Contents - Tear Out Pouches (Red, Yellow and Green): x2 6 Inch NARP Emergency Trauma Dressings x3 NARP Compressed Gauze x1 Hyfin Vent Chest Seal x1 Tourniquet (x2 SOFT - Wide, x1 CAT Orange). x1 Kerlix Roll *Contents above in each pouch
Contents - Tear Out Pouch (Blue Handle/AIRWAY): x1 Set OPAs, x1 Non Rebreather Mask, x1 Nasal Cannula, x1 Hyfin Vent
Contents - IV Pouches (Splinting Pouches) x1 SAM Splint, x2 Triangle Bandages, x1 ACE Wrap, x2 Compressed Gauze Rollers.
My thinking behind the lay out is for a mass casualty incident. Each pouch is set up the same and can be handed out if need be. Still need to get a couple more tourniquets and chest seals but for the most part its loaded the way that I would like. Also need a couple NPAs and possibly a pocket BVM. Advantage for me over the LBT pack is I can store the same amount of stuff (even a little more) in a smaller package and I have my most used items (BP Cuff, Glucometer, Gauze etc) in the front where I can get to them without even having to open the bag. But so far I love the pack. Construction wise, it blows every company out of the water, even LBT...which Im surprised to say. Would have put this in the First Aid Thread but it seems to be archived =/.