Friday, April 19, 2013


In the spirit of the Boy Scouts, Be Prepared. Have the tools you need, and the training required to use them.  Carry these tools when you think you may need them, no matter how small the chance seems.

The C-A-T Combat Application Tourniquet is, in my opinion, one of the better options out there. It's not perfect (the windlass was known to break on older versions) but it's easy to use with the correct training (part of the reason there are two of them on my person as I type.)

While this may not be something everyone should carry, it is something worth looking into for first responders, especially LEOs or other personnel working security at large events.  I know I will continue to carry one at least while working when I get home.

1 comment:

Geodkyt said...

That's why I keep a CAT (in a marked external pouch) on my range bag and one on the sling of the house gun.

Because accdients happen at ranges and anytime I am I am firing a gun in my house, there is a high probability that there is incoming fire as well. I mean, why else would I be firing a gun inside teh house? {grin}