We thought it would be helpful to assemble all of the best practices for how to use IcePlate in cold weather operations that we've developed and accumulated. This article will cover winter IcePlate setups for military personnel in a few different configurations for just about any application or mission.
The Qore Performance Military, Law Enforcement and Fire/EMS Direct Pricing Program: what is it and who qualifies?
Qore Performance offers a special Direct Pricing Program for Military, Law Enforcement and Fire/EMS personnel.
"Does IcePlate work with my (insert plate carrier make/model here) plate carrier?" This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Qore Performance. We consolidated this information into a single living (continuously updated) resource to help answer this question for the entire IcePlate Community. This IcePlate/Plate Carrier Compatibility Chart is a community asset. The more people who contribute their knowledge/experience, the more valuable it becomes to the IcePlate Community. Think big data/machine learning but for IceAge Insights. A few minutes of your time could help one of our brothers or sisters go home at the end of their shift because they were ready and alert when it mattered most. This is the very essence of #StayFrosty: "don’t...
Body Armor Cooling: Reducing Risk, Improving Performance for Body Armor Users (Soldiers, Marines, SOF, Sailors, Airmen, Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS)
Heat casualties are a critical problem for body armor users. The military has been trying to solve the problem of cooling soldiers efficiently for several decades. The insulating properties of protective body armor increase the risk of dehydration, heat stroke, and performance loss for those who wear it, as their bodies cannot offload the heat trapped by the armor. Typical cooling mechanisms require power or add significant weight to operator kit, making them ineffective and impractical. Thus the US military spends hundreds of millions of dollars in hydration bladders and bottled water to replenish and rehydrate operators in the field after they have already begun to experience dehydration. However, coupled with the extreme temperatures of modern conflict areas, rehydration is insufficient. Operators working...
The National Tactical Medicine Competition hosted by SOARescue is a world class event drawing competitors from a diverse range of backgrounds. For 2018 there were teams from throughout the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and Australia (who won the competition their first year attending). They were faced with multiple complex stages and brutal heat and humidity.