This physician in South Dakota is correct with most of his advice. However, you should NEVER just rely on a piece of clothing to try to make an improvised tourniquet. A study published in Volume 64, #2 of the Journal of Trauma found that 75% of improvised tourniquets used in Iraq were ineffective and had an 80% morbidity rate. The TMS Outdoors Hunter’s Trauma Kits come with the SOFTT-W tourniquet, one of only two approved by the US DoD and DHS.

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