When “it” happens, one thing is certain: You’re gonna wish you took that first aid class you’ve been putting off.
If you only have room for one product in your zombie survival first-aid kit, of course we recommend the
featured in our homepage zombie survival kit list.
However, we’d recommend you take matters a bit more seriously. Here are two more must-haves for your zombie first-aid kit and why.
- Stops bleeding 3x faster
- Built for trauma bleeding
- FDA approved
Any injury you are likely to sustain during a zombie apocalypse is going to result in profuse bleeding. That’s why generally we scoff at first-aid kits without proper blood clotting capabilities. Check out this awesome video of the US military demonstrating QuikClot in action during a complete bisection of femural artery and vein:
Remember, you can only be used on one zombie-related injury, so best to stock up with several.
- Official tourniquet of the U.S. army
- 100% proven effectiveness in occluding blood flow in both upper and lower extremities by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research
The question of whether or not amputation or a tourniquet (or tourniquet after amputation) can stop a zombie infection from spreading and and ‘turning’ someone is still hotly debated…
If you need a reminder of why you’ll need a tourniquet on hand during the zombie apocalypse, check out this scene from the Walking Dead where Hershel’s leg was amputated to prevent the spread of the zombie infection…