Got TEOTWAWKI Wear?
This new clothing line developed by Blackhawk Products Group is pretty rad, it comes with ITS! Oh right, “ITS” – Integrated Tourniquet System. Ayuh, it’s designed to save lives in a combat zone. Blood loss from having a limb suddenly disappear in a blast or from severing a femoral artery means “bye, bye life” for many soldiers. If you get a big slash in the mighty femoral artery you’ll have about 2 minutes to stop the bleeding before you pass out. You’ll have about 3 minutes before you croak. In other words – time is of the essence! Check these pants:
Sweet, push the button and – shazam! Cut the blood flow action with ease. Check the features on the shirt:
- Four tourniquets built into the shirt (2 per arm)
- Always present
- Single handed application
- Flip pull twist activation
- Safe and secure lock down
- Activate in seconds
- Complete occlusion of blood
- Ability to train to build muscle memory
- Combined weight is less than one traditional tourniquet
- Useful in training scenarios and can be reactivated multiple times.
From their site:
“The majority of preventable deaths come from loss of blood resulting from leg and arm wounds that is not protected by body armor. Sixty percent of preventable combat deaths are from extremity bleeding and 50-70% of all combat injuries are from extremity wounds.”
“But wait,” you say, “soldiers ALREADY carry tourniquets.” Yes, but it’s pretty hard to put one on if you’re pinned inside a Humvee or if it’s buried inside your pack at the other end of the room. Two minutes before you pass out – need we say more?
WTSHF the ambulance won’t be there for you when zombies munch into your leg for dinner. Yeah, you’ll whip out the Glock 9mm and blast ’em in the dome, but still . . . they’ve infected your blood stream – push the tourniquet button! Stop that blood in its tracks.
– Ranger Man