Well, first I'll start out a little history on myself. I've been a Navy Corpsman with Marines (Grunts, not POGS) for about three years. Done one deployment doing mostly Maritime missions, went to over 22 different Countries on 5 separate continents ranging from the cold of the Sierra Nevada's in Northern California Mountains to Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Africa. I've used everything from the basic trauma bags to the issued med bags, Blackhawk Stomp II's, and the list goes on. Long story short I've had my fair share of playing around, so when the opportunity came up to get a TSSI M9 Bag for $0.00 from another one of my Corpsmen friends that got out of the Military already I couldn't pass it up. Ended up giving it a go on a few missions and operations and started to find that it's everything I need and nothing I don't.
Without further ado, the pictures:
The back side has a nice slot between the actual webbing and the med bag, which allowed me to squeeze two full sized SAM Splints in there. They can fully slide in there, I just pulled it out a little so you knew what was there.
Closer picture of the tag, you can also notice there is a Velcro on the sides, with one being the positive (Sticky side) and the other a negative (Soft side). The exact purpose of this is not really known to me, but I don't think I would trust those strips to attach directly to my back if it had Velcro on it.
This is the backside of it, has a nice Velcro patch for putting standard identification tabs there. I usually keep mine on, but because I don't want all my information for the world to see, I took it off. Up higher you can see some MOLLE at about 5 X 3. It's useful if you've got like a North American Rescue pole-less litter with the MOLLE straps on them, but I like it as a smooth surface, just in case I have to carry anything else over top of it. Then obviously at the top is some North American Rescue Trauma Scissors. They work flawlessly, and they can cut right through SAM Splits for perfect to size fits. That's about the only reason I've got them.
So what you're seeing here is a standard 1000cc (M/l) I.V. Bag of Normal Saline. We call it a football when you condense all the required pieces for I.V. Therapy inside the actual I.V. Bag itself. Included inside is obviously I.V. Tubing, (2) 18g Catheters, Some Et0H pads, and enough tape to secure the site. Another great thing I like about that location itself is if you look at the bottom you can see that it has a nice hole that can leak out the fluids in case your bag pops (Trust me, I've popped a 1000cc Bag when I had it close to my meds. Lost about $200.00 in medications, good thing I don't pay for it
Now, opening up the actual bag. What you're looking at is the flap that is opposite where the MOLLE was, or top flap. Anyways, From left to right here's what you're looking at:
3 Full sized Cravat, color OD Green
Modified OPA/NPA Airway (Below)
Temporary Sharps Container (Above)
Hemostats (Below) next to some Et0H pads
(2) 14Ga x 3.25" ARS (Air Release Systems) for Needle Decompression
Buck Hammer neurological reflex hammer
Now looking onto the other side, again from Left to Right:
Compressed Warming blanket
(2) Hyfin Chest Seals
(2) Sheets of HydroGel (My personal favorite for burns)
(1) 500cc "Football" (hidden under that first pocket, between the Quickclot & hydrogel)
(2) Quickclot Combat Gauze (The good kind that doesn't burn to the touch)
(1) Special Operations Forces Tourniquet (SOF-T)
(1) "Big Cinch" Gauze
(2) General purpose sealed Gauze
(1) Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT)
(1) Bottle of meds, I usually switch out pending on what we're doing. We just so happened to be doing a hike that day, so I brought some 800Mg Motrin.
(1) Complete cricothyrotomy kit, to include scalpel, more Duct Tape, and an ET Tube
So you don't just take my word for it, here's a look in the top panel:
(1) ET Tube
(1) Pair of NAR Black Gloves
(1) ENT Light
That's pretty much it guys,
Picture of me using the TSSI M9 Bag during an operation we did with the Indonesian Marines in Indonesia summer of 2010. That was a tan one I had, but my buddy said he wanted that one back and gave me the green. Beggars can't be choosers, haha.