BattlBox: Active Shooter Response Kit Review

Battlbox: Mission 36 Active Shooter/Mass Casualty Response Kit.

Imagine being out with your family when the worst imaginable situation unfolds. A mad person runs into the establishment that you are patronizing and begins trying to indiscriminately stab people. You draw your weapon and engage the threat. You successfully neutralize them and ascertain that no other threats remain. Now what? Being the conscientious EDC (Everyday Carry) minded person that you are, you run out to your car and grab your IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit). What does it look like? What should it contain? Thankfully, Battlbox has given you the launching point to answer those questions and enabled you to provide life saving tactical combat casualty care to help save lives in the precious moments post incident.

 

The Mission 36 Kit brought to you by the folks over at Battlbox comes in four different levels. Here’s the visual breakdown:

Basic:

Tourniquet & Shear Pouch

North American Rescue 6″ Trauma Dressing

Battltac Trauma Shears

Glowco LED Disposable Triage Light 3-Pack

Battltac Tactical Molle Glove Dispenser W/ Nitrile Gloves

Advanced:

Halo Chest Seals

Rescue Litter

Pro:

TCCC Kit

Blood Type Patch Set

Triage Bands

Pro Plus:

Fox Knives FX-213

 

A Summary.

I am a big fan of this kit as the start of a ready-to-go TCCC kit. It is a start because there are some things that you will need to purchase:

A Tourniquet.

The kit does not include this item which is the quintessential start to an IFAK. This was the only thing that bummed me out when I first cracked it open.

A Hemostatic Agent or Hemostatic Gauze.

Hemostasis is a must when it comes to stopping blood flow. The very definition describes creating coagulation, turning liquid blood into a gel substance.

Duct Tape.

Basic? Yes. Unsophisticated? Yes. Capable of applying and maintaining constant pressure on wounds? You betcha. This item is a personal preference of mine.

Bonus: Also handy if you need to craft a boat, make a wallet or repair basically anything.

Let’s Rank It!

Functionality: 3/5

If I have to ding this kit somewhere, it will be right in the spot where it came with a rescue litter but not a tourniquet. I would much rather have the life saving compression bandage. Plus, dragging people sucks.

Weight: 5/5

Lightweight, compact, lots of space in the bag, no wasted real estate.

Price Point: 5/5

Battlbox took a lot of products, combined them into a kit and in doing so, was able to drop the overall price significantly.

Durability: 5/5

All of the tactical canvas and MOLLE materials are solid. No signs of weakness. Everything seems durable and made to last through multiple uses.

Comfort (If Applicable): 5/5

The versatility on the Battltac Combat Medic Bag scores big points in this area. Carry it, wear it, MOLLE it to your plate carrier. Choose your own comfort level. The bag also has big cord loops and clips to maintain it’s manageability in stressful environments where fine motor skills are the first to go.

Overall Rating: 4.6/5

Poor/unacceptable (1): Worse than expected, or desirable; of a low or inferior standard or quality.
Fair (2): In conformity with reasonable expectations, but in comparison to competitors is may be deficient
Average (3): Common item; item neither lacks from or is superior than a competitors item.
Good (4): The item is desirable and has qualities that excel in comparison to a competitors item
Excellent (5): Outstanding, possesses superior quality; remarkably good

Lastly, Battlbox actually has a monthly subscription option that auto ships a wide variety of tactical and practical life tools directly to your door. Here is how they describe their different options:

To check out Battlbox Mission 36 and all of the other different missions they provide, click Here

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