Rocky Mountain Readiness is pleased to add the R.A.T.S – Rapid Application Tourniquet to our inventory. There are many choices you can make, but we've found the R.A.T.S Tourniquet to be easy to apply when it counts; under stress. It is what we have in our own personal emergency kits.
"R.A.T.S – Rapid Application Tourniquet – A solid vulcanized rubber core with a nylon sheath combined with a unique locking mechanism make this a simple and incredibly fast tourniquet to apply to self or others. The RATS hallmark is use under stress."
From Surefire Combat Tactics Magazine Fall 2013, page 10:
“The carnage and trauma that resulted from the Boston Marathon bombings showed that a tourniquet doesn’t just save lives and limbs on the battlefield. RATS is a fast, simple, inexpensive, lifesaving tool that any first-responder (remember, you are your own first responder) should have at his or her disposal to halt the loss of blood. Its simple design, which utilizes successive wraps to achieve the right width for good compression, makes RATS faster than a standard-issue tourniquet, and speed equates to life when dealing with blood loss. Is there a good reason not to have one in your medical kit?"
While it is true the Police are minutes away, so is EMS. Give yourself and your family an edge with the R.A.T.S Tourniquet.