Lets talk tourniquets!!
Tourniquets are used to stop major bleeding in the arms or legs.
Blood that can’t be controlled with direct pressure
2” - 3” about the wound / high and tight
2 hours with no problem … could be longer
You really need a windlass
More than likely you are making a pressure bandage
Until recently, the CoTCCC recommended three tourniquets for combat use: the North American Rescue C-A-T, the Tactical Medical Solutions SOFTT-W, and the Delfi Medical Innovations EMT.
Current TCCC Recommended List:
Combat Application Tourniquet (C-A-T) Gen 7 and Gen 6
Ratcheting Medical Tourniquet -Tactical (RMT-T)
SAM Extremity Tourniquet (SAM-XT)
SOF Tactical Tourniquet – Wide (SOFTT-W)
Tactical Mechanical Tourniquet (TMT)
TX2” Tourniquet (TX2) and TX3” Tourniquet (TX3)
Others on the market