The Bleeder/Blowout Pouch is small but extremely useful (it may save a life) Pouch made by High Speed Gear and allows you to have readily available the basic necessities for treating traumatic injuries and massive bleeding.
A Bleeder / Blowout Pouch is not intended as a substitute to the first aid kit but must serve only for the treatment of massive hemorrhage.
If you will be using the kit will probably in a situation of high stress, probably in inconvenient locations, with the sensitivity of the hands reduced by tactical gloves/situation and perhaps using only one hand.
The concept with which we have to set it up is that if you lose a few seconds more to get an item there can cost you your life then this item will must be included in the kit on the contrary, if the use of an item can be delayed slightly (tens of seconds) then the item will have to find a place in our First Aid Kit and not in the Bleeder Kit.
I precisely for the reasons specified above use it in a minimal configuration with only:
QuikClot Gauze, Israeli Bandage, Medical Shears.
I use the (essential) tourniquet on the center of the chest and i put a second one in the pocket on the shoulder as the SOP (read the article here), otherwise you may attachment it on the 2 sides of the pouch via rubber bands.
In each case the configuration up to the operator and must be configured only with items that you know how to use and which are indispensable!
Externally, I added a small piece of velcro for medical patches, a strip of red paracord to increase the grip on the Quick-Pull strap, and another small insert of red paracord on medical shears strap and snap.
I also added in a side a Retractable Scissor Leash; very useful because the Medical Shears can be used over and over again and the use of a Retractable Scissor Leash is the only way to be sure you do not lose it.
Thanks to the 2″ wide Quick-Pull strap (high visibility red) the contents of the pouch can be reached in a moment, and even with one hand.
As the official site HSGI specifications are:
-Measures 3″ x 3″ x 7″ / 7,6 x 7,6 x 17,8 cm
-MOLLE/PALS webbing on sides for additional modular pouches or the attachment of a Tourniquet via rubber bands
-Has both hook and loop w/silencer strip and side release closure
-MALICE clips supplied
-Constructed of 1000 Denier Cordura nylon , sewn with 135/138 bonded nylon threads
-Constructed and made totally with products from in the USA .
-HSGI Lifetime Warranty
Regarding The Retractable Scissor Leash:
-Nylon coated stainless steel cable
-stainless steel spring and hardware
-36” / 91cm Extension Cable
-60 lb / 27 kg Breaking Strength
-6 oz Retraction Force
-Salt Water Proof
-High Break Strength
In conclusion the Improved Bleeder/Blowout Pouch is an excellent product of HSGI.
Severely tested by myself has proven reliability and confirmed the need to always have it with me.
Bajo Tactical holds no responsibility for improper use of the techniques described and possible damages derived from them.
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Very interesting .. I think it’s a great product and will buy it … it’s just what I needed: small compact and simple.
Thank you for your review !