Marketed as the "ultimate bandage for worst-case scenarios," Tender Corp.'s QuikClot Home hemostatic bandage is a must-have for any outdoor adventure.
Literally a life saver, it can stop venous and arterial bleeding in less than five minutes, according to the manufacturer.
It's a good solution when you don't have immediate access to medical help, such as during a backwoods trek or in a natural disaster.
The QuikClot technology is no gimmick. It was developed by the U.S. military for battle wounds and is FDA approved.
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It uses beads of the mineral zeolite to absorb water from the blood, which encourages blood clotting and reduces blood loss.
Formula is low heat, safe and biologically inert and isn't easily activated by rain or water.
The bandage measures 3.5 by 3.5 inches. It costs $9.99 for one QuikClot Home bandage.
Available exclusively through Walmart (in stores only).
Triple Eight Professional knives lightweight
-- Cris Carl, networx.com
Triple Eight Professional offers seven new lightweight knives developed for hunters, police officers, and emergency medical technicians.
The company's website has an amusing tone to promote their high-quality products saying, "We make them small enough to carry every day and tough enough to do jobs like pry open paint cans or jimmy the door when your 8-year-old son locks himself in the TGI Friday's restroom."
Closed, the knives are 3 inches, weigh only 2 ounces and can clip onto a belt or collar. For example, the RhinoKnife ($35) is tiny but can take on the task of chopping vegetables for a whole meal on a camping trip.
Find them online at http://888professional.com.