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Thursday, March 31, 2016
(Product Review) Tourniquet - Combat Application Tourniquet - Hunting and Hiking - First Aid - the Windlass Increase Blood Vessel Pressure - Enhance Your Survival Kit with Military Issue CAT Tourniquets by Ari-ale-tools
I am hoping that I never need to use the Tourniquet - Combat Application Tourniquet - Hunting and Hiking - First Aid - the Windlass Increase Blood Vessel Pressure - Enhance Your Survival Kit with Military Issue CAT Tourniquets by Ari-ale-tools, but wanted one for my emergency first aid kit in case it is ever needed in a survival or other emergency situation.
Thankfully, I have never needed to use a tourniquet for such a situation, however I feel that it is important to know how to use one before you need it and have to try to figure it out in an emergency situation. This is especially true since there are no instructions included with the tourniquet.
I had learned how to use one during first aid classes I had taken years ago, so had a basic idea, and a quick how-to is included in the product description, but in a real life situation it would be better to know how to use it properly. Definitely not a deal breaker, but just my thoughts as to how it might be improved.
In any case, this tourniquet is light weight, so could easily be carried in your first aid kit or bugout bag, but appears to be sturdy enough to do the job if needed. Even though I did take it out of the package and put it on lightly, I did not cinch it down as I would in a real medical emergency. I feel that repeated uses of such a product might eventually weaken it, so I will save the real tightening down for a real emergency. Even though I hope to never need to use this, I feel better just knowing that it is in my emergency kit.
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