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R.A.T.S. Tourniquet

Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by bmstrong, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. thegrouch314

    thegrouch314 Loaded Pockets

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    I'm still torn on the RATS. I carry a CAT in my FAKs and they're great, but for a 'pocket trauma kit' I have a 4" Israeli dressing wrapped in a SWAT-T but I'm not a fan of the SWAT. it's tricky to apply one handed and I'm not 100% sure how effective it is. But, when it comes down to it, it's half the size of the CAT and will fit in a jeans pocket, and is better than improvising or using a belt.

    I debated the RATS for a while but ultimately, the SWAT is cheaper and I'm gonna need to replace a pocket TQ more often than one in a bag because of the heat and friction. From my preliminary research, I can't really tell a difference between the RATS and the SWAT.
     
  2. bmstrong

    bmstrong Loaded Pockets

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