scrounger wrote:I think we have all heard the advise on keeping some feminine supplies in your kit for control of bleeding. On the the surface it seems logical. After reading this article http://preparednessadvice.com/medical/s ... Tz_P_BN99l I'm not so sure.
The quote from the link that reads:
"I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; if you’re ‘soaking up blood’, you aren’t controlling hemorrhage. You are only keeping the floor clean. When someone asks the question ‘how much blood can this bandage soak up?’, they are completely missing the point, and don’t fully understand hemorrhage control."
Sums up my opinion. The large military field dressings we used to see everywhere (now replaced by better designed Israeli bandages) were designed so that you would tie the attached bandage extremely tight for a tourniquet-like effect. Of course, this knowledge got lost over time and soldiers were essentially thought blood soaking techniques.