A recap from Part I, II, III and IV...
The WHOLE POINT in writing this series was to share some insight into how to carry an IFAK with you, on your person, all the time. Some of these entries have been super simple, with others a little more complex. This is the last entry into the series and it covers my favorite non-war belt or armor mounted IFAK I've used; the Safer Faster Defense "Responder".
The SFD "Responder" is an ankle med kit that allows the user to pack a small handful of selected med items into it's compact, easy carrying, comfy platform. Due to it's size, and adjust-ability, this thing can be worn with just about anything you can throw at it "long pants" wise to include military uniforms (depending on how they are bloused) and suit pants (depending on the cut and contents). I've worn the Responder in just about every environment I can throw at it; as an instructor, in
classes (to include ECQC), in competitions (with lots of running), and while on warrants supporting those "boys in blue"...it's slick! Read on if you would like to know more!
Personal Needs / Desires:
Here is what I have stuffed in mine:
Not really a Negative...more of a consideration:
On Body IFAK #5: SFD Responder
Won't sugar coat it, this is the slickest on the body "kit" I've used...simple, easy, adjustable, low profile, light and it wears just about any way you can slice it...HEADS UP...you'll look goofy as F#CK if you where it in shorts! Do it!
Stay Safe, Strap It On, Do Work, Help Others...RESPOND!
V/r - Rob
Wrapped up the Vickers Carbine Operator Course last Sunday...TD1 was Hot, Sunny, Humid with TD2 being Hot, Rainy, Humid.
Another good group with lots of new faces in the crowd. One thing I love about hosting courses is that I get to link up with locals and not-so-locals and breathe in that lovely smell of gunpowder...along the way I've made some incredible friendships for which I am grateful for.
LAV, also known as "Larry Vickers" was on point for this one and brought his A game with him to the Tall Corn State, AKA "Iowa". This was the 11th course of Larry's that I've attended, the 9th one I've hosted, and the 1st one I've worked with Aztec on...to say that it turned out better than I hoped is an understatement and I can easily say it was one of the best courses I've attended of Larry's. It was typical LAV from start to finish with lots of "new" mixed in which was great to see.
As my 4th Carbine Course, you would possibly think I have seen / heard it all from Larry, but that is not the case and I still picked up some things to throw in my waterproof tool box.
If you are on the fence about LAV, his courses, ETC...don't be.
If you would like to read the full After Action Report, check it out here on LHGK in the AAR section or click on this "SAFE" link that will take you directly to the AAR.
V/r - Rob