Figure 2-24. Applying an improvised tourniquet to a limb.
b. Other Securing Materials. If the tails are not long enough to secure the
rigid object, use a cravat or strip of cloth to secure the object.
(1) Wrap the cravat or other piece of material around the limb below the
level of the tourniquet band, but near enough to the tourniquet so the rigid object
passes over the securing material. Wrap the material around the limb twice, if
The rigid object is secured below the tourniquet so the additional securing
material will not interfere with blood circulation above the tourniquet.
Align the rigid object lengthwise (parallel) with the limb.