Here at the Loadout Room, we’re all about testing the best gear on the market to make sure it’s functional, dependable, and worthwhile when you’re making hard choices about which gear to purchase for your own kit. We know that for many of us, putting a vehicle emergency kit or bug out bag together takes compromise: we all have to balance what we want against what we need, and then both have to be run through a filter of what we can afford.

That’s why we wanted to make sure we told you about this great deal from our sponsors over at the Crate Club: U.S. military spec QuikClot Combat Gauze for just about 40% under its usual retail price.

If you’re not already familiar with QuikClot’s Combat Gauze, here’s a breakdown of what it can do, and why it’s such a valuable addition to any emergency or survival kit:

Tailored for the needs of combat and tactical medical personnel, the New Z-Fold Vacuum Packed QuikClot® Combat Gauze™ provides the ultimate in stopping power for traumatic wounds. It is an advanced hemostatic agent combined with the simplicity of gauze. It is easy to use, easy to remove, generates no heat and greatly improves hemorrhage control in the most demanding tactical conditions. The Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care recommends Combat Gauze™ as the first-line hemostatic agent.

QuikClot Combat Gauze is a soft, white, sterile, nonwoven 3” by 4 yds rolled gauze impregnated with kaolin, an inert mineral that does not contain animal or human proteins or botanicals. Each roll of QuikClot Combat Gauze is individually wrapped in an easy rip, military grade foil pouch. Indicated for temporary external control of traumatic bleeding, QuikClot Combat Gauze is flexible and pliable and contours to all wounds. Recommended as the number one hemostatic agent by the COTCCC (Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care Committee), QuikClot Combat Gauze is the only product carried by all branches of the US Military to control life-threatening hemorrhage.

Our contacts over at Crate Club have already warned me that the sale only lasts as long as their supply of gauze does, but I feel comfortable telling you about it because I already ordered some of my own (can you really blame me?).

Click on this link or on the image below to take advantage of Crate Club’s deal on QuikClot Combat Gauze for $29.99 while supplies last.