Made of high quality, 6-ply cotton, H&H PriMed Flat Compressed Gauze is z-folded and vacuum packed flat for compact storage. The perfect tool for wound packing and severe hemorrhage control when used in conjunction with a compression trauma dressing. Its compact shape makes it ideal for IFAKs and space-constrained trauma kits.
Dimensions: 4.5" W x 4.1 yds L
Dimensions: 2" H x 5" W x .5" D (packaged)
Weight: 1.4 oz
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I bought a couple of these gauze strips because they're pocket-thin but also long. I tucked them into a pocket-sized EDC first aid pouch to be used for bleeding control, whether that's a bad cut or a major puncture wound.
I used to carry a SWAT-T torniquet to have a "multitool" that could be used for a torniquet or a pressure bandage, but it was simply too big and heavy. This H&H gauze strip replaced it.
Although I've lost the torniquet ability, I think gauze strips are a better overall bleeding control option when size is a consideration. Clothing can be used to maintain pressure or form a quasi-torniquet if push comes to shove, but a gauze strip is smaller and simultaneously covers the most common bleeding wounds you might encounter.
I slipped with a knife while camping and cut my hand to the bone. Lots of blood. Was able to get 3- 4" skin closures on it and the compact gauze. Worked great. Plenty of material to wrap my hand several times. Very compact package.
If you are looking for a very compact gauze, this may be just the ticket. This small package is quite flat and would make an excellent addition to an etc kit. Much more compact than roll gauze. Good price and good product.