As we all know, accidents can happen and major bleeding in the backcountry is a significant concern. The hydrated formula in Adventure Medical Kits QuikClot Sport stops bleeding fast and buys you time to seek full medical attention.
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Duration of Trip:||1 use|
|Material:||Deionized water / isopropyl alcohol / cetyl alcohol|
|Number of People:||1|
|Adventure Medical QuikClot||$18.00|
|Adventure Medical QuikClot Sport 50g/pack||$17.99 - $19.99|
|Adventure Medical QuikClot Sport Clotting Sponge||$14.99|
HOPE NEVER TO HAVE TO REVIEW: So this is just to suggest and encourage ALL to have this on hand for any out-door activities. It weighs 'nothing', and just so worth it, just in case, even if not for you or yours, maybe someone else in trouble. I cycle mostly, and just got this product, and the A.M.K. .9 and will be adding this to it, to carry in my hydration pack.
*Great Kit, glad I listened to reviews, as the larger kit (though better furnished, would have been just too large/heavy for "done-in-a-day" cycling. Will be getting the larger kit for carrying in the car/home. And what a thoughtful gift for that out-doors' person in your life!
Quickclot is a great idea for in anyones medical kit. I have an AMK .9 kit, and added a pouch of Quickclot. It's not that heavy, and it really does work. In mountaineering and ice climbing, having so many sharp points that are looking to get a piece of you, this could save your life or your partners (As long as you have decent medical experience!)
I've seen QuickClot in action and it works. I keep two 25g packages in my first aid kit along with a SAM splint. $12 is a small price to pay to put the brakes on a heavy bleeder in a hurry. Plenty of other methods to slow bleeding without these, but why not use the tech if it's there?
I keep a couple in my car and one in each pack just in case. I haven't had to use them on anything too serious yet thankfully, but if something more serious were to happen I know I would be prepared. I've seen this stuff in action and it works.
My two year old had to get 8 stitches from a fall. He was bleeding profusely from his forehead & within 20 seconds of compressing the wound with the pack, the bleeding had completely stopped. I certainly recommend this product & am purchasing more.