QuikClot gauze is a 3" x 48" Kaolin impregnated hemostatic gauze that is meant to stop bleeding 5x faster than normal gauze.
QuikClot gauze has been U.S. Military proven and is an absolute must have item in any back country first aid kit.
If you spend any time in the back country, you need to carry a first aid kit and QuikClot gauze is a must have addition to that first aid.
According to the American College of Surgeons committee on Trauma, someone who is severely bleeding can bleed to death in as little as 5 minutes and in the back country help is most often more that five minutes away. QuikClot gauze combined with pressure and possibly a tourniquet can be a powerful tool to aid in stopping life threatening bleeding.