I recently had a thought grenade cook-off in my skull, and thought I would share this with the HPG Forum folks. This set-up ought to work really well for my applications out in the backcountry here in the USA, and also for my overseas trips. Figured this might be something others on the Forum could possibly find useful.
I wanted to build a rapid access Minimalist Trauma Kit that I could mount to my Heavy Recon Kit Bag, or onto the 6/12 field of any one of my HPG packs or components. With that in mind, I got my hands on a First Spear Roo Panel in Ranger Green. They are available in a few other colors, as well: http://www.first-spear.com/product.ph... I also employed a Magpul size small DAKA Pouch, and I've posted previously (https://www.hillpeoplegear.com/Forum/...) about how useful these things are. Finally, I used a Red Tac Shield bag tag to attach to a corner of the DAKA, which gave me a pull-tab to deploy the DAKA and the trauma kit inside it.
In the photos below, I am using a green DAKA, but I have a small orange one inbound, and that will be used instead of the green one in the future, so that I can have the DAKA Pouch pull double-duty as a signaling device.
Of course, I could just place the contents of the DAKA straight into the Roo Panel, but by using the DAKA as part of it I gain the functionality of a signaling device, keep the contents protected from moisture, and the DAKA acts as a rapid pull-out to cover down on trauma. There could be lots of other uses for a Roo Panel and DAKA Pouch combo, I suspect. Keeping a set-up like this handy as part one's kit in case of an active shooter situation comes to mind...along with plates, spare mags, and one's blaster of choice.
If anybody is running the HPG-version Dark Angel kits, those would probably fit in the Roo Panel very easily as well. The Roo Panel has quite a few applications, I do believe. This makes for a pretty low-profile, compact package.
So, here are some photos and descriptions. As always, questions and comments are welcome.
Here is the Roo Panel attached to the face of my HRKB.
Pretty slender profile...somewhere between 1/2" and 3/4".
Red pull tab positioned between the two Roo Panel opening tabs.
Yank the red tab, and the entire DAKA Pouch pulls out.
DAKA and its contents now ready for use.
Contents of the DAKA Pouch. SWAT-T, Z-Pack, Mini Quik-Clot, Nitrile Gloves, and HALO Chest Seal, with multiple "courtesy-tabbed" strips of duct tape affixed to the front and back of the package...enough for entry and exit wounds.
Roo Panel attached to the backside of a Palspocket. Two Roo Panels could be used here easily.
Attached to the outer 6/12 field on my Aston House.