2. Use Your T-Shirt for a Tourniquet
If a leg, arm, hand, or foot doesn’t stop bleeding even with pressure, it’s time for a tourniquet. While no makeshift solution works as well as a commercial one, a T-shirt can work if it’s an emergency.
Tear a strip that’s five inches wide and two to three feet long. Fold it until it’s about two inches wide. Wrap it above the wound, and tighten until the bleeding stops. Remember: you can’t keep a tourniquet on too long without causing severe tissue damage, so get expert help as soon as possible.