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Who here carries a Tourniquet?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by rman, Aug 2, 2019.

Do you have a Tourniquet?

  1. I have never owned a TQ

    45.1%
  2. I own a TQ, keep it in my bag/vehicle/etc.

    37.3%
  3. I carry a TQ all the time (off the job)

    17.6%
  1. leVieux

    leVieux Old Guy "Have Gun; Won't Travel !"

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    This discussion began as a query about how many carry a tourniquet during their daily lives in a civilian environment, and quickly went to the potential likelihood of a need for those tourniquets.

    "Battlefields" were not included, but came later.

    Of course, in wartime combat environment, there is a completely different situation. The potential for all sorts of serious injuries is greatly increased.

    I would never advise anyone to enter military combat without the best equipment available, BUT that is a different situation from our daily peacetime lives.

    Consider the potential need for milspec heavy body armor in our daily lives?

    leVieux
     


  2. zackmars

    zackmars Active Member

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    My PC with level 4 plates, and no side plates or mags weighs close to 15lbs.

    1 tq weighs a couple of oz.
     
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  3. leVieux

    leVieux Old Guy "Have Gun; Won't Travel !"

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    Yes, I know.

    That's why I chose it to illustrate.

    Many of us experienced Physicians carry an "airway assist device" of one kind or another; which would be hundreds of times more likely to actually be needed in civilian life.

    I don't personally know any M D who carries a tourniquet.

    The airway aids, too, weigh little.

    leVieux
     
  4. zackmars

    zackmars Active Member

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    Its a poor comparison to use to argue against having a tq. A tq is small, cheap, light, and easy to find training on how to use it. Most stop the bleed classes don't teach how to use airway tubes

    Eta, that said, if you know how to use one, rock on
     
  5. leVieux

    leVieux Old Guy "Have Gun; Won't Travel !"

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    "Most stop the bleed classes"

    Gentlemen, I think he found the PROBLEM !

    leVieux
     
  6. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Watching Live Rescue on TV.
    Officer ran back to his unit and grabbed a dog leash, instead of the tourniquet from the first aid kit.
    He stated he did so because it was quicker to access, and would be just as effective.
     
  7. Sublime

    Sublime Active Member

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    :police: :banghead: :deadhorse: We need a TQ smiley face. Link is to an image that I saw off a FB yesterday New PreHospital and Operational Medicine posted 4 pics and video. They used a belt to stop a bleed.

    https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.ne...=f4bef315496c180d0514e7fa23b14774&oe=5DCB47B5
     
  8. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Vodak, The Choice of a New Generation TGT Supporter

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    Random meme I found. I giggled a little.

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  9. Mr.candrews

    Mr.candrews New Member

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    I do always keep my go bad / medical bag fully stocked one in each of my personal vehicles. I would definitely recommend it just in case its needed for you or someone else.
     

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