Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
The SWAT-T is better than nothing. Light, small, and inexpensive, it also takes two hands and significant effort to get full occlusion, and I've broken a few in training.

Ouch! You make a good argument for not using the SWAT Tourniquet.

Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
The CAT can be applied one-handed (for self-aid) and is easy to use correctly. Having trained quite a bit with both I made the space in my laptop bag to carry a CAT.

If you are not trained to use a tourniquet, go get trained.

Fortunately, the C-A-T has a training version.

Jeanette Isabelle
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