Medical Response: What Do You Need to Carry?

Recently I saw a poll that asked viewers “What Kind of Medical Supplies Do You Carry?” At the time I reviewed it, there had been over 36,000 responses spread over 5 answers. Most notable was the fact that a full 60% of respondents said they carried no medical supplies. Let’s take a look at some…

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Real User Results: Tactical Mechanical Tourniquet

In past articles, we’ve evaluated a couple of different CoTCCC-recommended tourniquets, including the SAM XT and the SOFTT-W. Today, David takes a look at the Tactical Mechanical Tourniquet (TMT) and gives us some thoughts on it. What is the Tactical Mechanical Tourniquet The Tactical Mechanical Tourniquet (TMT) is a windlass-style tourniquet put out by Combat…

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Easiest Tourniquet to Use: The SAM XT


A couple of months back, we posted an article about the dangers of buying fake tourniquets. That was followed up a few weeks later with a discussion about what makes the SOFTT-Wide tourniquet one of our favorites. In both articles, I mentioned the SAM XT tourniquet, calling it one of my favorites. Today, we’re going…

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Why I Choose the SOFTT-W Tourniquet over the CAT

A few weeks ago, we posted an article about the hazards of buying fake tourniquets from places like Amazon. In the article, I mentioned that I often carry the SOFTT-W tourniquet instead of the more commonly encountered CAT tourniquet. I also promised I’d explain why in a future article. Well, here we are. The Combat…

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Beware of Fake Tourniquets

Stop the Bleed training Fort Myers Cape Coral Naples

Uncontrolled bleeding is one of the most common causes of preventable deaths. From household accidents to gunshot wounds, we are surrounded by things that could cause that bleeding. While we often think in terms of “911 is only 5-10 minutes away”, consider that a person can bleed to death in as little as 2.5 minutes…

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