Reviewed by Little Timmy from Fort Worth on Friday, July 17, 2015
With a new product like this, I think it imperative it be experimented at home before tossing it in a backpack or trunk with the false assurance that it will serve its purpose. It appears to be the right combination of stiffness and conforming ability, not super light but not obnoxiously heavy.
I’m going to test it with bandanas and a shirt or microfiber towel first . . . to see what I can do for common fractures with only what comes with us on a hiking trip. I’m sure an orthopedist would baulk at using it for a major fracture—we have to remind him or her it’s for out in the woods, and I think if necessary, this product would help a lot with holding the traditional sticks and branches for more support.
Reviewed by Les from Lodi, CA on Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Anyone spending time away from immediately available care would do well to pack one or more of these in their first aid kit. Sure, you can improvise splints out of found objects, but a sam splint is light, compact, and right at hand if you pack it with you.
SAM Splint 2nds:
Cosmetic Blems or Irregulars. Minor cosmetic blemishes or slight irregularities
which do not affect the fit, performance, or longevity of the item. Label is
usually clipped or marked by the manufacturer. A small flaw means big savings.
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