My former Army room mate recommended the Israeli Bandage to me when he was visiting me last week. He’s in Afghanistan at least twice a year for several months at a time teaching US troops various things that keep them alive. He says that the Israeli Bandage is a great piece of gear and is worth having in your IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit). He has seen them used on wounded soldiers first hand and he carries at least two of them on his person when he goes out on patrol.
I trust my friend and value his opinion. Aside from his recommendation I also looked into what other people had to say about the bandage and the reviews are pretty good. Like anything that I do to prepare I hope to never have to use this bandage but it will be good to have just in case something goes wrong. I paid under $10 for one of these. I bought several of them for the GO bags, in addition to my Celox Gauze, Celox Clotting granules and SOFTT-W Tourniquet. I’m hoping this will do the trick if I happen to bust my ass in the middle of nowhere and I need to prevent myself from bleeding out.
If you are reading this I would like to recommend taking a first aid course by the Red Cross. It’s well worth it and if you run into a situation where you have to use these items you will be prepared. Check out the classes offered on the Red Cross website here.
Here is a video of how to use the Israeli Bandage properly and pics of the Israeli Bandage, Celox Gauze, Celox Powder and SOFTT-W Tourniquet.
Israeli Bandage Video