Wildland medic pack designed for rapid access.
The RATS pack is a first responder medic bag focused on quick, one-handed access to organized medical supplies. There are multiple trauma shears and tourniquet holders throughout and large reinforced handles for hanging the pack on branches or inside helicopters. The RATS is also compatible to mount on the HOT SPOT for Line Medics or EMTs who need a fire shelter or other storage.
- Back panel stores a closed-cell foam pad to insulate patients from the ground
- PALS webbing accommodates MOLLE accessories
- Internal trash pocket to keep track of items used
- Two internal sleeves for splints and long items
- Two 150 cu-in front pockets for blowout kits
- Top lid features internal bandage and gauze loops
- 300 cu-in zippered bottom pocket
- NICE Frame compatible - not included
- HOT SPOT compatible (in image shown) - not included 0
- Built of custom spec’d 500D CORDURA® with Teflon® and PU coatings for maximum durability, UV, and weather protection
- YKK® #10 Uretek-coated zipper with nickel-plated slider provides weather-resistance and maximum durability
Made in the USA
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I had spent the last few seasons trying to come up with a way of integrating a BLS medical pack into my line gear without buying a whole new setup. I had worked with paramedics who carried other brands of medical packs, and I just wasn't sold on them as far as comfort and ability to carry the weight of a fully loaded pack. As I spent more time getting called out an EMT-F, I decided to break down and buy the HOT RATS and HOT SPOT to build one cohesive and adaptable system. I have yet to use this pack on a fire, but in training it is very comfortable to carry either by itself or integrated into the line gear, and it carries everything I need for a BLS assignment. My only complaint is I should have bought it with the NICE frame (which I will get later) because of the 1" waist belt. Other than sway control, all the weight is on your shoulders when using it without the line pack. DOn't get me wrong, even at 20-ish pounds, I can still carry it comfortably over 5-6 miles of hills and uneven terrain, but the frame shifting some weight to the hips is a major plus.