Why carry a tourniquet? (Somewhat graphic content)

According to the description with the photo:

“Guy accidentally shot himself in inner thigh with a @taurususa Judge 410 PDX defense load. He was nonresponsive after 4 min. Officers showed up and applied tourniquet, saving his life. Just showed me the importance of keeping one on my person at All Times!” 

I am not sure, but a 4 minute time and the bright red color indicates a wound to the femoral artery. The victim was very lucky that a Responder with a tourniquet arrived in the literal nick of time as I don’t think he had much more time on this planet.

so where is your tourniquet? Still don’t have one? get one!

You know my go-to guys are Recon Medical who have good products at a great price.

And for those other bleeding injuries where a tourniquet cannot be used, don’t forget the Trauma Pak with Quikclot.

OK, let’s keep it short. For new readers, I made a small Oh Shit kit that is affordable and you can copy or improve on it as you wish and I am sure a couple of Old Readers may need to revisit.

Guess what? It is the perfect Christmas Gift. It shows you really care for the person by giving him or her a life saving kit rather than some high bucks electronics.
Fruit cake is still a good gift for those you don’t care about.

One Reply to “Why carry a tourniquet? (Somewhat graphic content)”

  1. Don’t play with your gun when it’s not appropriate. This guy shot himself in the leg with a double action revolver. That’s not a holster malfunction.




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