Self-adhering bandages may be used to hold dressings, as a pressure bandage, or to support a stable joint injury. They can also be used with a SAM Splint to improvise a splint without cutting a T-shirt; note that two rolls may be needed. The bandage is elastic and sticks to itself with pressure. They excel at holding dressings over joints, something other bandages can't do.
To prevent the bandage material from crushing while in your first aid kit re-roll so it fits inside a short section of thin-walled 1.5 inch PVC pipe (that you can also purchase from us). Three rolls will fill four sections of pipe. The pipe fits snugly into the large 3-loop velcro strips in our Guide Pack or our Expedition Pack. You'll need to buy and cut a section from a large 3-loop velcro strip if you want to carry a roll of self-adhering bandage in our Minimalist Pack.