Have any of you had to use Quikclot to stop bleeding? I am planning a trip to AK and, as part of my first aid kit, I always include at least one package of Quikclot. I have used it several times to deal with bad cuts/wounds. Quikclot is type of gauze that has a substance in it that causes blood to clot. I was told about it by a friend who just got out of the Army and he had used it when a buddy was wounded. I bought a package of it and carry it with me on hikes. One the people I was hiking with cut himself badly and I used it to stop his bleeding. You just put the gauze pad on the wound and apply pressure. It stopped the bleeding in just a couple of minutes. He ultimately needed stitches to close the cut, but we were able to get him to the emergency room by just bandaging the wound. Otherwise, we would have had to have him airlifted from where we were. Since then, I have made Quikclot a part of my medicine cabinet at home as well as in my backpack first aid kit. It's available at Quikclot.com.