The Tactical Ratcheting Medical Tourniquet (RMT) controls life-threatening extremity bleeding.
· The only self-locking tourniquet
· Compact, lightweight, and rugged
· Easily applied with one hand
· The m2 Ratcheting Buckle provides mechanical force to close the tourniquet
Smallest, Lightest version available. Easily applied with single hand. Self Locking. Fast and Effective.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1: Can the Ratchet tooth-strap fail ?
No, this material is a glass filled nylon produced exclusively by DupontÒ called Zytel ST 801 (Super Tough). The tensile strength yield is 6000 psi.
2: Are these plastics; temperature, moisture, and UV stable ?
Yes, from -15°F to 185°F. They have been used for years in the sports and automotive industries.
3: Can the m2 Ratchet Buckle become jammed with sand or other contaminants ?
No, when the Ratchet Buckle is closed the tooth-strap is forcefully being pulled through the buckle and is self-clearing. In the NAVSEA Evaluation of Self-Applied Tourniquets for Combat Applications-SECOND PHASE (April ’07); “the tourniquets were immersed in a blood analog solution and then rolled in sand to simulate desert combat (field) conditions”.
4: How strong is the m2 Ratchet Buckle ?
With a tensile strength over 550 lbs. it is industrial strength. It has been used in numerous industries under various conditions for 15 years.
5: How long has m2 been making tourniquets ?
Produced Generation 1 in March ‘02. Since then, the RMT has gone through more than 20 refinements and modifications.