Israeli bandage

Israeli Battle Dressings

I just received a few of the Israeli bandages and have had a chance to play with them.  Having used various types of dresses in the past including the old US battle dressing, I was quite impressed.  The bandage has a little bit of a learning curve and I suggest that if you purchase them get an extra one or two to practice with. The advertisements all say that you can put them on yourself with one hand.  I tried it and was able to do it once, I fully understood the design of the dressing.

The dressing is available in both white and OD colors.  It comes in two sizes 4 and 6 inches.  I suggest that you get both.  The bandage can be used by itself, with additional gauze underneath, with a hemostatic agent, or with a tourniquet.

Israeli BandageTo use the bandage, you place the dressing on the wound and place the tail in the secure dressing bar.  Reverse the tail and pull tight this puts direct pressure on the wound.  Wrap the tail around the dressing and secure the locking bar.  The dressing can be used in difficult to wrap areas such as the groin and head.

Israeli bandage used as a slingThe dressing is a bit pricey, but I would recommend that you have them in your bug out bags and get home bags at the very least.  These are now US Army issue.

Howard

6 thoughts on “Israeli Battle Dressings”

  1. I’m building up a (very) small EDC medikit, using the Maxpedition Micro Organizer. I wonder how thick the 4″ dressing is when it is rolled up, before you open it?

    1. They are about 1 to 11/4 inches thick and about 2 inches wide by a little over 4 inches long. They are quite compressed and expand when opened.
      Howard

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