A Loose Tourniquet Will Kill You Faster

Knowing how to use the equipment you have available is a key detail for saving lives. If you don’t understand how your gear works and what it’s doing when you deploy it, the effectiveness can be drastically reduced. This is especially true for tourniquets. It’s not enough to simply buy lifesaving equipment, then never learn…

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How Long Can You Leave A Tourniquet Before Amputation?

Tourniquets are a frequent topic of discussion on the Mountain Man Medical YouTube channel and I’ve been seeing a lot of rumors. Most of these rumors come from the old ways of doing things. All medicine is constantly changing, year to year and sometimes month to month as scientists and doctors search for the best…

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The SWAT-T is the Best Backup Tourniquet

Having a commercial, purpose-made tourniquet ready to go in an emergency is essential for keeping someone alive. Trying to build your own on the spot takes time you don’t have and won’t be nearly as effective as something like the CAT. And no, your belt is not an acceptable substitute of a quality tourniquet. I…

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