They say that the One Day Hike (ODH) may be the mid-Atlantic region’s oldest long distance hike. Even though The Sierra Club has been hosting this popular adventure since 1974, I just found out about it last year.
They have two distances for hikers to choose from, a 50K and a 100K. All but 1.5 miles of the hike is on the C&O Canal tow path as it winds from Georgetown, Washington, DC to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Hiking 62.14 miles in a single day is not what some people consider a day hike, but this is exactly what they are asking people to do.
We’re excited to release our Every Day Carry Trauma Kit today and feel it’s truly something you’ll never leave home without. No longer will you have the excuse of not being able to carry lifesaving equipment with you wherever you go!
We wanted to design a minimum bare-bones trauma kit, smaller than our ETA Trauma Kits, that would not only be comfortable enough to throw in a back pocket, but also be capable of treating the number one preventable cause of death in the field according to the TCCC; extremity hemorrhage AKA bleeding out.
The EDC Trauma Kit is literally the size of an average wallet and even smaller in some instances, especially if you carry a Costanza. It can be stuffed in a back pocket and only weights 6 ounces with the included pouch! [Read More…]
We’ve had our new EDC Trauma Kit in development for quite awhile now and we thought it was time to unveil what we’ve been working on.
The EDC Trauma Kit is a vacuum sealed trauma kit with the essentials to stop life threatening injuries. We wanted to develop a smaller version of our ETA Trauma Kits that would still contain the essentials, yet fit just about anywhere.
It’s literally the size of a wallet, can be stuffed in a back pocket and only weights 5 ounces! [Read More…]
We just received an email this morning about our ETA Trauma Kits being used out in the field to save a life. Here’s the account of the incident from the first responder. As he states, certain details have been left off, including his name and location.
I’d like to apologize first for the lack of proper medical terminology as I’m only trained minimally and anything beyond that is self taught. Due to OPSEC I have to be brief on my story, sorry.
None the less, we were under fire, seconds felt like minutes and minutes felt like hours. Making use of rubble as cover during a rain of fire, I noticed my buddy next to me hit the ground, getting hit with what looked like two ricochet rounds. Making sure all the targets were neutralized and covered, I then rushed to my buddy to assess his injuries. [Read More…]
The suspense that’s been killing some of you is finally lifted! We’re stoked today to announce our ETA Trauma Kit Pouch made exclusively for us by Zulu Nylon Gear!
The ITS Tactical ETA Trauma Kit Pouch was born out of the necessity in developing both a pouch that could hold our Vacuum Sealed ETA Trauma Kit, as well as the individual components of the kit if the end user needs to break the seal, or wants faster access to certain items.
We worked with Zulu Nylon Gear for nearly a year to design what we feel is one of the best medical pouches on the market today. With a simple pull on the red handle, the pouch quickly filets open to provide immediate access to your medical components without delay. [Read More…]
To quote the late comedian Mitch Hedberg, “You know that Pepperidge Farm bread, that stuff is fancy. That stuff is wrapped twice. You open it, and it still ain’t open. That’s why I don’t buy it, I don’t need another step between me and toast.”
Well that’s exactly how an Israeli Bandage is wrapped. You may asking yourself why this is important, so allow me to elaborate and to also explain the new changes in the 4″ Israeli Bandages. [Read More…]
Today is the last day of our week of giveaways we’re running as a thank you to everyone for two awesome years here at ITS Tactical!
In our fifth giveaway this week, we’re giving you something that you’ll hopefully never have to use; An ETA Kit and a SOFTT-W Tourniquet! This is one of our new compact ETA Kits that includes the upgraded MojoDart!
Here’s how you can get your entry in and the rest of the details of our 2nd Anniversary Giveaways. [Read More…]
We’re thrilled to be bringing you some great new items to the ITS Store today! We’ve got new compact ETA Kits, awesome new 300 T-Shirts and a limited-edition membership exclusive item you’re going to want to get in on ASAP!
Just to give you a heads up, while the store was down we were working hard to get in some new items and make our ETA Kits better than ever! Let’s get right into what’s new! [Read More…]
Today I’d like to draw your attention to an article put out by The Washington Post that I’d originally just posted to our Facebook and Twitter accounts. I feel this article is important for everyone to read, as it stresses something that’s at the core of what ITS Tactical is here for.
The Post article talks about how many of the first responders to the Tucson tragedy were equipped with a Blow Out Kit, much like our ETA Kit. Simple lifesaving equipment that was immediately put into use to triage the victims of the attack.
In no way am I trying to capitalize on the tragedy that occurred, but merely using The Post’s article as a way to illustrate how effective it was that the Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies, who arrived first, were carrying these kits and how they saved numerous lives. [Read More…]