Green Beret's Ultralight Bug Out Medical Kit

The individual first aid kit (IFAK) is one of the seven kits in my Ultralight Bug Out Bag (watch the video here

My IFAK is a Black Scout Survival Individual First Aid Kit (BSS iFAK: supplemented with tools with which I have a depth of knowledge and experience. I’ve used and stand by the quality of North American Rescue’s equipment (found here:

Your kit should be built for your skillset and for scenarios you most want to be prepared for.

There is no substitute for training. Get trained on how to use your kit and so that you can protect yourself and others. Do not let your kit outrun your training.


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  1. Kevin Belport on November 26, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Would you recommend a certain color pouch?
    Im thinking Red for First Aid, but also a Camo color to stay Tactical. Or Urbanish…if thats a word.

  2. Susanne Williams #BushcraftGirl #VikingGirl on November 26, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    I really appreciate your sensible approach. A virtual mentor on many important topics. Interoperability and focus on continuity. Do I understand these principle as foundational in your approach?

  3. David Black on November 26, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    First my credentials: former Army medic, wilderness EMT, paramedic, nursing student. To add to this for a go bag which I recommend storing in a separate container as these are all less emergent items. They would be REAL honey packets (cough suppressant, antiseptic ointment, hypoglycemia, energy) Oral Rehydration Salts (diarrhea and hyponatremia <low sodium from hiking and drinking water not replacing the sodium> ) Benadryl (allergic reactions, sleep aid, off label pain management) Tylenol (pain, fever, headache) coffee (obvious use, add to Tylenol for head ache) black tea packet (oral bleeding, alertness, upper respiratory infection). Also 2×2 gauze, bandaids, duct tape, waterjel burn dressing, Telfa non stick gauze (augment the fluid of the waterjel) Sam Splint, triangle bandage, 25 ml syringe (irrigation of wounds + add to the Rusch brand NPA for suction). The most likely killer statistically is environmental injuries and illness from diarrhea and upper respiratory infection. The oral rehydration salts are absolutely essential if you are escaping a disaster on foot. All these items require minimal training and a mom’s understanding of illness (which is more substantial than most realize) as well as being light weight and have multiple uses.

  4. Glades Hunter on November 26, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    A lot of practical knowledge presented here especially about the training . Red Cross provides basic first aid and CPR training for civilians if anyone is interested .

  5. Paul Darns on November 26, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Preparation for Hurricane Dorian, a good example of a time when you may need your IFAK

  6. Aaron Berger on November 26, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Am I crazy or did your tattoos switch arms? Thank you.

  7. jlk on November 26, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    My take away is I need more training. Another informative video. Thank you.

  8. Brikrat on November 26, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Love this video. Only one year old and MY have opinions changed on prepper sand prepping.

  9. Brian Escobar on November 26, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Appreciate the video.

    Might want to move your gloves to be quick draw like your sheers, or at least towards the top of the pack.

    My kits have been guilty of preparing well for gunshot wounds, but less well for other common civilian occurances e.g. heart attack, hypoglycemia, and anaphylactic shock.

    It might be helpful to have handy a small pack of aspirin and glucose, as well as an adrenaclick (generic for epipen).

    I likewise have a mindset with March-e, TECC (civilian TCCC) as the basis, which honestly probably needs some tweaking for the deep woods.

  10. Imran on November 26, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Thank you. A great help.

  11. lexwaldez on November 26, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    My dad was medic in Vietnam and we kept his version of a first aid kit in every truck along with a cheap Bundeswehr surplus knife. Accidents happen on the farm all the time and when I was a teenager he and I had to help a farmhand that tried to unclog a grain auger with his cowboy boot heel. That guy was lucky we were there when it happened. Yeah. You want a tourniquet in every vehicle. Saved his life and I never forgot it. He lost the leg but we saved the knee. I have a dad-approved first aid kit and Gerber Strongarm in every vehicle.

  12. Matthew Austin on November 26, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Hands down, best preparedness channel on the Tube!

  13. Dawn Baker on November 26, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Does anyone have a customer service number for Black Scout Survival? My husband placed an order back in March and has never received his product.

  14. reeseisaac on November 26, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    where you 68W?

  15. Jeff Clark of Clarkle Sparkle on November 26, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    I just want add a little something to this not to overshadow your awesomeness but to add. Spruce/pine pitch or resin is absolutely amazing for bugout first aid knowedge. It has many healing properties that I’ve tested personally haha. Im learning crafting with wood and i slipped with a new stihl hand saw, probably needed stitches…whatever. I say that because it was a good test. Get some pitch, theres many ways to do it. I mix my final pitch or tar to oil to make it viscous and it’s then appliable. A few more ingredients to make it nice but not necessary. Look it up but it heals very well (to the dna of skin with antibacterial, antifungal and more properties!) And very fast. My surface saw cut was mostly healed in about 7 days and i didnt wash, as if in the bush. This could be done on the go, in most places with pine or spruce that has resin. Trimmed trees are the best source 😁

  16. American Patriot on November 26, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    I know you want us to go out and get the training. But being a Green Beret you teach people that have no education and speak a different language to fight wars and be able to treat the wounded. So for the people that can’t really afford the training. YouTube is a great way to get at least a good idea to save someone’s life. If you could make a video on how to actually apply these lifesaving tools. That would be a great way to possibly help save lives. Just leave a disclaimer saying that your not held liable to someone that causes more bad than good. But I would love to hear from someone with your skill level. Of how to save a life using an IFAK. Getting the training is usually expensive and not everyone can afford to take a course. But could afford to get an IFAK, and could save a life with the rite knowledge. If someone is bleeding out and there’s no help available in time. That knowledge could save lives. Either way I appreciate you sharing your know! I just wish you would go ahead and explain in detail how to use everything in your IFAK. Thank you for your service! God bless you and God bless America!!!!🤜🤛🇺🇸🇺🇸

  17. The Watering Hole Woodcraft School on November 26, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Do you think you could use gorilla tape for a chest seal ?

  18. Combatinho on November 26, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Not a very good kit or product selection.

  19. CYA Everyday on November 26, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    great video! How do you handle a "boo boo" kit part for the IFAK? is it carried somewhere separate or do you not carry one?

  20. SwirlingSoul on November 26, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    This makes me wonder if you have your kids trained in intubating and other serious emergency care? At what age do you train them?

  21. Leather Head Reviews on November 26, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    What was the name of the pouch again? Thanks

  22. George Fritz on November 26, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    OPA makes a great finger splint if you snip off the flange that is at the end , overall cool kit.

  23. rs8034a on November 26, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Great video as always! I’m an EMR in PA and also certified in wilderness first aid – I carry almost everything you have in your kit – except the chest needles – Never had training in ’em

  24. Von Sprague on November 26, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Excellent points, especially get training. It’s been my pleasure today to share your videos on a couple of UK based but with international membership of 25k+ FB groups in an attempt to promulgate your skills and teaching Josh. You deserve more recognition and all the success you can get.

  25. mike on November 26, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Just the thought that you have a similar kit for you kids sends chills down my spine. I have a 3 year old so the thought of her getting shot or injured they bad is scary.

  26. Isaac Millard on November 26, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Great video. I’ve been a paramedic for a minute and I comply agree with your ethos.

  27. Lee Hart on November 26, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Good afternoon….I just found and watched your video. Good video…Where did you get the IFAK bag? and where did you get the contents of the bag? Thank you and have a good day and be safe

  28. Gordon Lamb on November 26, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    I started carrying an Israeli combat dressing into the backcountry with me after cracking ice underfoot, mid-swing with my hatchet. It deflected off the standing deadwood I was cutting, and cut right through my snowpants, leaving a minor scratch along my calf. An inch or two more and I would have buried it firmly into the bone. I was out ~5km through rough terrain, alone, no radio and no cell service (which I didn’t realize until I got there). Middle of the night, -24C. If I’d hit myself, there’s no way I would have been able to make it out, and rescue was at least 12, if not 24 hours away. Best case, I would have lost the leg with a torniquet. Worst case, freeze to death. That was a lucky night.

  29. Dead Reckoning on November 26, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Most people have a surgical budget with CPR skill.

  30. Randy Yeager on November 26, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    circulation…..maybe have baby aspirin in the kit?

  31. Stormy Sampson on November 26, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Survival requires paranoia. I would rather called it being prepared. Horrendous that people believe there will be no type of catastrophe during their lifetime. Living in LA LA land! We have at least 4 huge catastrophes looming: Cascadia fault, San Andreas, Yellowstone and New Madrid Fault. New Madrid always goes off during Grand Solar Minimums and we are in a GSM called the Eddy Minimum right now. THIS is the one we need to be paying attention to. New Madrid has been rated 80 to 100% to happen. Hey, during the Dalton Minimum, the Mississippi flowed backwards for a short time. People were self sufficient, fewer, less buildings, less infrastructure during the Dalton Minimum such as bridges that will go down and not be able to be repaired for a good year or more. Not to mention fuel lines. 206 year cycle. Why the engineers blew off this history is beyond me. Global warming is the biggest bogusy scam EVER!

  32. Ken Barrett on November 26, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    The NPS offer a really good First Aid & CPR course, which I’ve taken twice, now it’s not the same as an EMT or EMR type of courses, but the one the NPS has is pretty goes into all the possibilities one could run into out in nature. I like to be prepared for the everyday possibilities regardless of what that might be, i think the concept of prepping has been very misunderstood, and a lot of the stuff on TV hasn’t help, with understanding everybody really need to be prepared should a major event happen whether it’s natural or manmade.

  33. runninblue on November 26, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Lubricant for the NPA maybe? I-gel are becoming popular now, a bit big though. Good stuff thank 👍

  34. William Wright on November 26, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Thanks mate, good info!

  35. Stormy Sampson on November 26, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    I am appalled at the level of first aid knowledge people have. I’ll bet 1 in 50 know CPR and basic First Aid!! Yay.

  36. Joe Allen on November 26, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Great kit. Easy upgrades could include: a 6.0 ett, scalpal, and mouthpiece; EpiPen, narcan, basic CPR mask (I’m kind of curious on what the logic behind not having one in the kit was.)

  37. Ram Sidi on November 26, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    I love your videos. I couldn’t find the actual pouch for purchase online; can you provide a link where you got it? Thanks.

  38. Shoop Ah on November 26, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Where can I get wilderness first aid training? Not really worried about all the tacticool stuff just want to be able to treat my own wound should I fall or cut myself. Also possible animal attack.

  39. kim wiser on November 26, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    I’m a mom trying to put together emergency bags for my six adult children. I would rather spend money on items that are good quality and will last. I really like how you talk about the things in levels of experience!!! Thank You!!

  40. michael m. on November 26, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Josh, as usual you’re right on point. I’m so glad that I met you through peppers advantage, remember them? Your videos have refeshened my memories in so many ways. You’ve also taught me a thing or two since I’ve started following you.
    Do you ever mention "trauma monkey" or "first provider" anymore? I haven’t heard you mention them so I was wondering about that.

  41. Hulio Alvarez on November 26, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Very helpful video. Thanks mate. I’m putting together my IFAK as I tend to drive long distances for work. Putting together another two for my wife and son for any emergency. I have to say your videos are way better than Ray Mears. It’s very practical. I hope you’ll be making more.

  42. The Flying Backpack on November 26, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    I look at my IFAK as something to give myself or someone else the one thing they need the most. Time. Time for them to get to a hospital or medical facility where they can get proper medical attention from doctors and other professionals with the latest of equipment.

  43. Sifat Anwar on November 26, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Can someone recommend beginner training for someone that has zero experience? Preferably someone that might not want on spend too much and lives in NYC.

  44. CHAOSNCHECK T on November 26, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Got a similar kit from "Live The Creed", "Get Home Alive Medical Kit". I agree, if you can’t or don’t know how to use what’s in the kit, it’s pretty worthless. I think one key to a good tourniquet is you can put it on with one hand. Good video

  45. rubfiart77 on November 26, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Saludos desde Mexico excelente trabajo.

  46. Harlan Whitehead on November 26, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    It not a matter of you training it’s a video of what you carry

  47. Hurricane on November 26, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    I try to call it a "bad day bag" from bad weather, active shooter, to zombie apocalypse. All of those are bad days and this kind of gear is useful for it all.

  48. Kuro Hikes on November 26, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    I’ve been shot and stabbed and i am cpr certified. It is always better to have plan.

  49. vinny thehourshower on November 26, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Had a 10 year old girl stuck by a vehicle. Try to use one those Mylar blankets to keep her warm, but the blanket was super small. It barely fit her. It also keep trying to fly away from the wind. I would be careful with those small ones. Just check the dimensions before you buy.

  50. Thomas Nugent on November 26, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Very good ideas, Thank you very much

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