Quick, Simple, Cheap.

REALLY like this fast and easy way to make an improvised tourniquet in the field, courtesy of the late, great Paul E. Gomez.

We’ve gotten so used to having disposable tissues on-hand everywhere we go that we forget just how useful a handkerchief really is. I’ve gotten in the habit of carrying one in my back pocket no matter where I am, and with two young sons, it’s come in handy a number of times already. No, a handkerchief in a pocket is not sterile, but they’ll die of blood loss LONG before they die of an infection from an unsterile tourniquet. I’ve gotten in the habit of carrying around a tourniquet, but I’m backing that up with a handkerchief as well.