Go Bag Necessities

This video discusses the core components of what should be included in the medical portion of your go bag or a personal first aid kit. Since the filming of this video, the Tactical Combat Casualty Care committee updated their list of recommended tourniquets to include the following: Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) Gen 7; Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) Gen 6; Ratcheting Medical Tourniquet, Tactical (RMT - T); SAM Extremity Tourniquet (SAM - XT); SOF Tactical Tourniquet, Wide (SOFTT - W); Tactical Mechanical Tourniquet (TMT); TX2” Tourniquet (TX2); and TX3” Tourniquet (TX3).

The following items should be in your go bag at all times:

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Hemostatic agent
  • Modular pressure bandage
  • Chest seal
  • Medical tape
  • Scissors