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LION Tactical Rescue Stretchers

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LION tactical stretcher

LION Tactical Rescue Stretchers is light weight casualty extraction solution for military and law enforcement. There is two different patents, TRS-2, and TRS-3. The difference between these models is in extraction. TRS-2 is attached to ballistic vest while the TRS-3 is packed in Light Weight Bag as standalone Stows.

TRS-2 – LION Attachable Tactical Rescue Stretcher

The LION Attachable Tactical Rescue Stretcher securely attaches to the tactical vest with a series of rugged snaps. This places the tools for extraction on personnel before ever entering a hostile scenario. That means it’s always on hand for immediate deployment. Designed for military or law enforcement use. The LION Attachable Tactical Rescue Stretcher easily attaches to the molle straps of your existing ballistic vest shell. No alteration to the shell is required and you maintain full utility because the TRS-2 is equipped with five rows of molle straps.

  • Securely attaches to tactical vest shell with series of rugged snaps
  • Five rows of molle straps on back
  • Rigid/stable platform
  • Stabilizes head in supine position
  • 100% availability, supports mass casualties
  • Weighs just 20 ozs. (1 lb. 4 ozs.)
  • 10˝ tall, 9.5˝ wide and 2˝ thick
  • Deploys in 9 seconds
  • Supports immediate extraction in rugged terrain
  • One to six carrier rescue options
  • Carrier(s) can operate weapon/suppress fire
  • Easy to transport and transfer
  • Military grade nylon mesh and webbing
  • Strength tested to 2,030 lbs.
  • Supports every height
  • Patent Number: 7774878

TRS-3 – LION Standalone Tactical Rescue Stretcher

 

The LION Standalone Tactical Rescue Stretcher increases personnel safety by slashing the amount of time required to extricate a casualty. The stretcher is constructed from military grade nylon mesh and webbing and has two restraint straps. It’s strength has been tested to 2,030 lbs. It weighs just 14 ozs. and stows in a 3.5˝ x 8˝ bag.

  • Rugged, lightweight 3.5˝ x 8˝ stow bag attaches to ballistic vest shell or belt
  • Stabilizes head in supine position
  • Weighs just 14 ozs.
  • Deploys in seconds
  • Supports immediate extraction in challenging environments
  • One to six carrier rescue options
  • Carrier(s) can operate weapon/suppress fire
  • Easy to transport and transfer
  • Padded handles
  • Military grade nylon mesh and webbing
  • Strength tested to 2,030 lbs.
  • Supports every height

In addition to the US Military, the Australians, French, Canadians, Polish, Singapore, and several other countries are either using or testing the various TRS models. Several SWAT teams around the world are also using one of the TRS models as we speak.

In addition to the obvious purpose, the TRS-3 also functions in several survival modes: Hammock, Fishing/small game net, bear bag, shelter, caddy, etc.

I'm the active duty law enforcement officer serving in SWAT unit. My hobby's are firearms, skiing, martial arts.

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World’s Meal Ready-to-Eat (MRE) combat rations

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Italy Meal Ready-to-Eat (MRE)

One of biggest challenges for world’s armies is the meal for soldiers on the battlefields and those operating in most dangerous operations. Combat rations or the meals for soldiers in such missions needs to be light weight because they are already preoccupied with heavy equipment.

On the other side, the meal needs to be rich with energy and vitamins and to fit every need of the person which could expect heavy physical effort.

These meal packages are called MRE (Meal Ready-to-Eat). Every country has the different one. Photographers Fabrizia Parisi and Giulio Iacchetti took pictures of the different MRE through the world.

 

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What is C-A-T Tourniquet and how to use it properly?

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CAT Tourniquet FIRST AID

A C-A-T tourniquet is a revolutionary tool for modern military soldier intended to stop arm or leg blood flow due to injury on the battlefield. Tourniquet effectiveness as the life-saving instrument plays a significant role in modern warfare and injury medical care. It was used widely by doctors and surgeons to control venous and arterial circulation to an extremity for a period of time, especially during surgeries.

Standard use guidelines for the military

In a Care under Fire situation, treatment normally consists of using a tourniquet immediately to stop major bleeding of the extremities. In a TFC (Tactical Field Care) situation, the Trained and Authorized rescuer will perform all treatment necessary, using a tourniquet as a last resort and should only be applied when bleeding cannot be stopped and the situation is life threatening.

How to properly use C-A-T Tourniquet?

The Combat Application Tourniquet (C-A-T) is widely used by U.S. and US-coalition military. It was developed by Composite Resources, Inc. It is also used by NHS ambulance services, and some UK fire and rescue services. The unit utilizes a windlass with a locking mechanism and can be self-applied. The (C-A-T) has been adopted by military and emergency personnel all around the world. Here is instruction manual for C-A-T tourniquet:

Two-handed application

  1. Apply tourniquet proximal to the bleeding site. Route the band around the limb and pass the red tip through the inside slit of the buckle.
  2. Pass the red tip through the outside slit of the buckle. The buckle will lock the band in place.
  3. Pull the band very tight and securely fasten the band back on itself.
  4. Twist the rod until bright red bleeding has stopped and the distal pulse is eliminated.
  5. Place the rod inside the clip; locking it in place. Check for bleeding and distal pulse. If bleeding is not controlled, consider additional tightening or applying a second tourniquet proximal side by ide to the first and reassess.
  6. Secure the rod inside the clip with the strap. Prepare the patient for transport and reassess. Record the time of tourniquet application.

One-handed application

  1. Apply tourniquet proximal to the bleeding site. Insert the wounded limb through the loop formed by the band.
  2. Pull the band very tight and securely fasten the band back on itself.
  3. Adhere to the band around the limb. Do not adhere the band past the rod clip.
  4. Twist the rod until bright red bleeding has stopped and the distal pulse is eliminated.
  5. Place the rod inside the clip locking it in place. Check for bleeding and distal pulse. If bleeding is not controlled, consider additional tightening or applying a second tourniquet proximal side by side to the first and reassess.
  6. Adhere the band over the rod, inside the clip, and fully around the limb.
  7. Secure the rod and band with the strap. Prepare for transport and reassess. If possible, record time of application on a white strap.

For sure is that C-A-T tourniquet is a revolutionary tool which already saves hundreds of lives on battlefields and personally, for me, it is a must have part of my first aid kit.

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