How many DC folks carry some sort of tourniquet?
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Tourniquets have always been a necessity for the soldier and the law enforcement officer, not just for self care, but for buddy care and for citizen care. Since the boom of the civilian / law enforcement, 2A / training industry, there have been a lot of new tourniquets which have been released and this has caused a lot of commotion. Tourniquets, for some, are almost like being associated with a cult of some kind. Those who like NAR CAT tourniquets will argue with those who like TacMed SOF Tourniquets and everything in between.
How many DC folks carry some sort of tourniquet?
Last edited by Rockymonster; October 17th, 2019 at 06:57 PM.
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One with my go bag, one with my range bag, two in the car, two with the 1st aid kit at home, one in my office drawer.
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We carry this one...for me.
Mrs OldChap, after 27 years as an ER RN with special training out the wazoo, always fusses at me and says we don't need one. Well, my reasoning is that if she goes down, all that knowledge about where stuff is and how to apply it goes down with her. If one of our great grandkids goes down and she isn't there, it's up to me. It has been far too many years since I took the EMT training to remember everything. So the kit it is. And if we need it one day, it will be money well spent.
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One in the first aid kit I keep in the Jeep
A sof-t tourniquet in QR attachment on outside of my go bag with chest seals, Israeli bandage, clotting powder and gloves inside the first large pocket. When I go to practice, matches or training the sof-t attaches to the outside of my shooting bag, the other goodies are in large side pocket. The go bag lives on the truckís back seat, our only vehicle.
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A tourniquet is simple to apply and cheap to obtain. Might save a life someday. Might even save yours. No good reason not to have one nearby. Thanks for the reminder voodoo_man.
I carry one in my motorcycle jacket, along with a clotting wound dressing and a puncture wound patch. I have been trained on them. But I don't carry that stuff on me all the time. We were taught in the Navy how to improvise tourniquets, wound dressings and puncture patches from belts, shirts and wallet cards. Yeah, I've heard it before: It's not as good as the real thing. No, it's not, but it's good enough if you know what you're doing. I am not going to walk around with my pockets full of medical supplies.
My plan is to make the other guy need the medical supplies, at which point, I won't have anything to offer him!
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I carry a gun shot wound kit, which includes a Soft-T tourniquet (among other things), in my range bag, in our truck, in my hunting pack, in our mini-jeep (Roxor) around town, and a tourniquet on my person while volunteering for our sheriff's office.
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I keep a trauma bag in my truck that has a couple different types of tourniquets in it. This Ratcheting mechanism looks just like a snowboard binding and my snowboarding experience would make me think twice about if I want something like that to be the difference in me bleeding out or not. I see he talks about other tourniquets being one use. If someone ie bleeding out there is going to be blood all over that tourniquet. If my family is in a wreck and EMS shows up and puts a tourniquet thatís already covered in someone elseís blood on them, thatís unacceptable. One of the tourniquets in my bag has a thick metal windlass. I donít see anything deteriorating and breaking on that tourniquet from repeated practice faster than this tourniquet would.
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I carry a CAT, hemostatic gauze, and trauma dressing in a cargo pocket or on the belt.
Iíve tried the SOF-T and found it more difficult for self-aid than the CAT. I just received one of the newly recommended TX2 Tourniquets and am going to see how I like it, then may carry it instead of the CAT.
I keep a mini trauma kit on my gun belt. Tourniquet, Celox Rapid gauze, chest seal, Israeli bandage, gloves and scissors.
I have a little larger kit in my primary range bag.
I have much larger more comprehensive kits in my vehicles.
I have a large storage cabinet of supplies at home.
My wife and I have taken all the TECC classes we can locally. I want to learn more, a friend and I are considering taking night EMT classes at the local college next semester.