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Old 9 February 2017, 08:53
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Question medical kitters

Looking for a OEM info on tactical medical belts, only found one made by Tribalco on the net so far. Would like to broaden the selection. Fanny backs are a no-go.
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Old 9 February 2017, 12:29
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When you say "belts", do you mean like a combat vest/LBE kind of thing?
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Old 9 February 2017, 13:19
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When you say "belts", do you mean like a combat vest/LBE kind of thing?
Like this.

hxxp://www.div-6.com/d-a-med-belt/
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Old 9 February 2017, 15:26
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Are you able to specify why the belt option, and why fanny packs are a no-go?

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Old 9 February 2017, 15:33
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Like this.

hxxp://www.div-6.com/d-a-med-belt/
Well, that belt looks like shit. If the images are any indication of what you're looking for, there are plenty of "battle belt" rigs out there that would allow you rig with something like a bunch of BFG's Trauma Kit Now.

Hell, that looks like a knockoff of the Crye belt (sorta). Buy the coolest belt, add your preferred med pouch in whatever number you like, and you've solved your problem for probably much less than something from Div-6.
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Old 9 February 2017, 16:24
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If you expand your search terms to include "SAR" or "wilderness medicine", etc. you may find a few more things. The problem may be colors.
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Old 9 February 2017, 18:20
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It's for a program eval, not me.

No firm requirements, just gathering info and some samples. I've found plenty of fanny packs and lots of strap on components...poorly defined requirements are my issue now.
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Old 9 February 2017, 18:35
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The advantage of a fanny pack, is that it can be worn at the back under an assault pack or 3 day pack, and then swung around to the front to work out of it. The ATS Tactical medical fanny pack works pretty well for that.

An alternative would be something like a rigger belt with a MOLLE belt over the top and then as many small IFAKs as you need. There are a number of options, such as the BFG already mentioned. My preference would be the ATS Tactical horizontal bleeder pouches. They attach via a velcro panel, so they can be pulled off the belt and used by the wearer, or on the wearer, or thrown to a team mate to use. They are fairly compact, yet hold a reasonable amount.

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Old 9 February 2017, 19:49
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I used a fanny pack back in the 90's, personally I think they have more application than this belt thing.

Just trying to put some out there for feedback and rumination from the guys...I don't it goes anywhere.
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Old 10 February 2017, 18:19
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ATS made a medical belt system for 5th SFG several years ago. Your best bet would be to contact them for details.
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I've used fanny packs on missions in Iraq, but I grew to dislike them because after walking for a while, they all start sliding down your butt. I don't know if it's because of the body armor pressing down on it or if the straps were loosening, but without fail, they all start a downward descent.

I got tired of holding up my fanny pack with one hand and holding my M4 with the other, while walking to the OBJ.
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Old 11 February 2017, 10:54
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When I did use one I preferred to wear it on my back, with the strap over one shoulder and under the other with the buckle centered on my chest. Back in the day our plates were bigger then now, it was a pain to dig under the front of my plate carrier and release fanny pack snap, I also didn't like it bouncing around on my butt when I ran. They were also a bit of a pain sitting with one on.

Just like any other piece of kit, just another tool in the tool box.

They do make very nice pillows.
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I looked into the Tribalco offering for my program late last year. They were completely and utterly unresponsive and I fired them from consideration. I was looking at options to do something similar for my medics. Reason I was looking at a belt:
1) When belt is on, pistol, ammo, first line treatment gear is all on person.
2) We have 3 different sets of armor depending on what we're doing. It's a pain to shift first line treatment gear between them and I don't have the budget for three sets of stuff for everyone.
3) Fanny packs slip and/or don't fit over our largest vests to sling diagonally.
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