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Old 06-24-2008, 05:17   #53
The Reaper
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First, I find it surprising that an EMT would argue with board certified trauma surgeons and 18Ds, but since I am neither, maybe I am missing something.

I have humped a ruck and been an SF soldier for a few years though, and I would submit that the BP cuff(s) are not going in my kit due to bulk, weight, and difficulty of one handed application under time constraints. I strongly suspect that if you offered your average SF troop (or any soldier, for that matter) a choice, he is going to take the smaller, lighter, non-pneumatic alternative.

IMHO, you are on the wrong track with the HCAs as well, but since you seem to have all of the answers, preach on.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - President Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

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