The Gen 7 CAT tourniquet from North American Rescue (NAR) is a one-handed tourniquet and the most recently upgraded model used by the U.S. Army, and proven extremely effective at stopping life-threatening external bleeding.

It works by way of a durable windlass system with a free-moving internal band that applies pressure uniformly around the circumference of the extremity.

Combat Application Tourniquet

When it’s fully tightened, the bleeding stops and the windlass locks into place. That’s when you secure a hook-and-loop windlass retention strap to keep the pressure on the wound on until you can get to a hospital.

Additionally, the compact, nylon tourniquet weighs just 2 ounces and its 5.6-inch by 17.8-inch by 6.4-inch frame packs easily into any carry-on suitcase, purse, or backpack.

Buy: Combat Application Tourniquet ($20.00)

North American Rescue (Greer, South Carolina)

Combat Application Tourniquet

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