SAM Splints – A Preppers Best Friend

As a veteran Paramedic I’ve had the opportunity to use just about every type first aid gear made, the SAM Splint it very high up in the must have gear. As a prepper this one piece of equipment can be used for just about anything you can think of.

The SAM Splint is currently utilized by EMS, military and special operations groups around the globe. As the standard for pre-hospital and outdoor medical care, it is recognized in emergency and wilderness medicine text.

The SAM Splint is a must for any first aid kit. I use these on a regular basis and have them readily available in my personal kits, as well as, on the job. They can be quickly and easily manipulated into any shape in order to conform to the injured extremity. The lightweight, flexible construction allows the SAM Splint to be easily stored and carried in some of the smallest first aid kits.


The SAM Splint is based on an ancient construction principle: curves are strong. The reason lies in the physics of curved surfaces, the same physics that allows skyscrapers and bridges to be built of I-beams and hollow columns rather than heavy steel pillars. A flat piece of sheet metal bends easily, but if you mold it into any of several “structural curves,” it becomes much more rigid. Many such curves are possible, but for splinting with the SAM Splint, you need only three basic curves. With these, you can convert a simple SAM Splint into something so strong that people have even used it as an emergency canoe paddle or snow shovel. That’s more than strong enough for any conceivable splinting need.

At the same time, the SAM Splint is extremely moldable, and soft enough to cut with ordinary household scissors. The result: with the proper choice of curves outlined in the training guide, almost any bone in the body can be splinted. It’s even possible to use the SAM Splint to create an emergency cervical collar for neck injuries.

Also available is the SAM Splint XL at 5.5″ wide, for improved support and immobilization of larger individuals.


  • Waterproof
  • Reusable
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Radiolucent
  • Fastens in place with tape or wrap of choice; no extra equipment is needed
  • Not affected by extreme temperatures or altitudes
  • Closed-cell foam allows easy cleaning and disinfection; material compatible with all standard cleaning solutions
  • Provides added stability for all limbs including the neck
  • Latex Free
  • MADE IN THE USA – supports local jobs

You can find them on Amazon here: SAM Splint 36″ Rolled – Orange & Blue SAM Splint & Cohesive Wrap BIG VALUE COMBO – Military Gray by Rescue Essentials

Here are a few videos that show you how to use the SAM Splints


Click to download the – SAM Splint User Guide_471

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