The RATS Tourniquet is an essential piece of EDC gear. Being a competent and confident tactician means being prepared for the worst. It is VITAL for you and your loved ones that you be prepared to give lifesaving medical care in the event of an emergency. Tourniquets are straightforward to use and when applied correctly can prevent death due to blood loss. The RATS Tourniquet was developed by a 28 year Special Forces Medic with multiple combat trauma experiences under his belt. This tourniquet is proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in upper and lower extremities. I have several of these strategically located for quick access in an emergency. A few in my EDC bag, some in my car, as well as in my home. If you consider yourself a protector, get some RATS Tourniquets and get trained on how to use them. Train Hard, Train Smart.