Gear Review: My Medic MyFAK

My Medic does it again with an awesome piece of kit. It’s easy to see that their kits are designed by LEO and spec ops personnel, as with this kit you get everythign from a rip away “boo boo kit” to a trauma kit and even sutures to close vicious lacerations.

We’ll go aspect by aspect to let you know why the MyFak should be in your truck or bug out bag.

We’ll start on the outside with the pouch. The pouch itself reminds me of the Condor Rip Away EMT pouch, but it’s much better in alot of ways. You have the velcro closure that allows you to rip off the entire pouch, as well as MOLLE webbing everywhere. In addition, you have snap straps to secure to your battle belt if you choose.

Then we get to the oh-so-important contents. I’d love to write you some mellfluous line of prose where I weave in each piece of kit, but frankly there is too much stuff in here to do that, so we need to list it. As you can see in the picture below – it wraps up elegantly into a 8x8x4 pouch, but you have a mini-trauma unit contained. As tested, we had the premium kit version – NOT the basic one.

With the premium, you get all your basic supplies like those found in a boo boo kit – band aids, vaseline, etc. But then you get the wide array of specialty supplies listed below in the premium kit – for less that $200. That’s a steal.

 

[1] R.A.T.S. Tourniquet® | Rapid Application Tourniquet System®

[2] Liquid Skin® | 5 gram

[1] Emergency Israeli Bandage | 4 in.

[1] Gauze Roll | 3 in. x 12.3 ft.

[4] Gauze Pad | 2 in. x 2 in.

[4] Gauze Pad | 4 in. x 4 in.

[4] Non-Adherent Gauze | Telfa | 3 in. x 4 in.

[3] Secure Strips | 0.25 in. x 3 in.

[2] Curad® Performance Series Antibacterial Bandage | 2 in. x 4 in.

[2] Curad® Performance Series Antibacterial Knuckle Bandage | 1.5 in. x 3 in.

[2] Curad® Performance Series Antibacterial Fingertip Bandage | 1.75 in. x 2 in.

[2] Curad® Performance Series Antibacterial Knee & Elbow Bandage | 3 in. x 3 in.

[4] Curad® Performance Series Antibacterial Bandages | 1 in. x 3.25 in.

[2] Burn Jel®

[1] WaterJel Burn Dressing | 4 in. x 4 in.

[1] CPR Shield

[1] Fox Seal | Chest Seal

[1] Nasal Airway + Lube | 28 French

[1] Acti-Splint | Finger

[1] Triangular Bandage | Woven

[1] Elastic Bandage | Velcro | 2 in. x 5 ft.

[1] Vaseline

[2] Sunscreen

[2] Lip Guard | Chapstick

[2] BZK Wipes | Antiseptic

[2] Alcohol Prep Pads | Large

[2] Medicaine® | Sting + Bite

[2] Oral Pain Relief | Generic Orajel

[2] P.A.W.S.® | Hand Sanitizing Wipes

[2] Povidone Wipes | Antiseptic

[2] Triple Antibiotic | Generic Neosporin®

[2] Hydrocortisone Cream | Skin Irritations + Allergies

[2] SALJET® Bullet | 30 ml | Sterile Saline Topical Solution

[1] Ammonia Inhalant | Ampules

[1] Benadryl® | Allergies | 25 mg x2

[1] Bayer® Aspirin | Pain + Fever + Headache | 325 mg x2

[2] Medi-Lyte® | Electrolyte Replacement

[2] Pepto-Bismol® | Upset Stomach | Antacid

[2] Tylenol® Extra Strength | Headache + Fever + Pain | 500 mg x2

[2] Dramamine® | Motion Sickness | 50 mg x2

[3] Advil® | Pain + Fever + Inflammation | 200 mg x2

[2]  Endurolytes Fizz Tablets

[1] Survival Rescue Blanket

[1] Rescue Whistle

[1] Lightstick

[1] Atwood 550 Paracord | 7 Strand | 20 ft.

[1] Pen Light

[1] EMT Shears | 7.25 in.

[1] Thermometer | Digital

[1] Needle Puller | Stainless

[2] Moleskin | Blister Protection

[2] Nitrile Gloves | Large | Black

[1] Suture | 3-0 | Non-Absorbable

[1] Suture | 5-0 | Non-Absorbable

[1] Scalpel Handle | No. 3

[2] Scalpel Blade | No. 10

[2] Scalpel Blade | No. 11

[1] Tweezers | Stainless + Non-Magnetic

[1] Waterproof Tape | 1 in. x 2.5 yds.

[1] Surgical Scissors | Stainless | 4.25 in.

As you can see from the laundry list of medical supplies and the kit pictured above (Glock not included) you can rest assured if this is in your truck, knowing you can handle pretty much anything you encounter on the trail, street, or zombie apocalypse.

Pros, what we like: Everything. Literally everything. The pouch is well made, the contents are stellar, and I can’t think of one augmentation it needs, except for a couple extra TQs. For the money, this is probably the most comprehensive kit you will see. 

Cons, what we don’t like: Nothing. It’s awesome. Personally, I’d add an extra TQ or two – like a SWAT-T and CAT just to have my bases covered, but I over-prepare. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alex Castiglione lives in Atlanta, and is an avid outdoorsman and competitive shooter. Wher-abouts include getting after it in his garage gym, practicing martial arts, hitting the trails, or running CrossFit and Strongman competitions for his non-profit, Barbells for Bullies, which holds fundraiser fitness competitions dedicated to aiding Bully breed rescues, dog rescues, or other non-profits with similar missions.

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