Have you practiced putting on a tourniquet? YES
Do you know how to put on a tourniquet? YES
Do you train putting on a tourniquet? PROBABLY NOT ENOUGH
How fast can you put on a tourniquet? I DON’T KNOW. HOPEFULLY BEFORE I LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS
Do you carry a tourniquet on your person along with your EDC? I suspect the answer is overwhelmingly “No”, I have one in the car or with my jump out bag or in my desk where I work. I suggest an everyday carry tourniquet that will actually fit in a pocket, designed similar to the CAT. Got several through Snakestaff Systems. Take a peak…
I have three of them. One in the car with my get home bag. One in my range bag and one in my first aid kit. I practice putting them on about every other month. I have used my belt when I was in the Marine Corps for a tourniquet for a hasty tourniquet when a Marine got shot in the arm with a M-60 round. There wasn’t much holding his arm together. Never did find out what became of him, but I am sure it wasn’t good.
I have both a tourniquet and several Israeli emergency bandages in my range bag (and other places). I wonder how many people know when it is appropriate to use each one? A tourniquet can do damage if used incorrectly or for too long. I believe the Israeli bandage would be a better choice in a lot of situations.