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Perhaps no market has put Water-Jel products to the test as stringently, both in the lab and in the field, as the U.S. Military.

Facing hazards as deadly as white phosphorus from munitions and incendiary devices, tracer fire, explosions and blasts, the U.S. Department of Defense has specified Water-Jel products for use on its military fighting vehicles and naval service combatant vessels, as well as medic and individual soldier first aid kits. Our Fire Blankets and Burn Dressings have been used in countless areas from maneuvers to battlefields, including Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq, to relieve pain and cool burns. Water-Jel products can be found on Humvees and other transportation vehicles throughout the Middle East and elsewhere in the world.

Every branch of the U.S. Military depends on Water-Jel products. The U.S. Marines are our number one users, with Burn Dressings as essential gear in their survival kit, followed closely by the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and Navy. We are proud of our close association with those who selflessly defend our country’s freedoms.




“For 25 years, I have seen firsthand in both military and civilian applications how Water-Jel cools burns, relieves pain and helps prevent airborne contamination. Without hesitation, I would recommend it as the top emergency first aid treatment for burn injuries of any type or severity. Water-Jel’s efficacy and ease of use is unsurpassed in the burn care industry.”

H.D. Peterson, D.D.S., M.D.
Former Director, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, University of North Carolina Hospitals Professor of Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

“I am proud to say that I have represented Water-Jel products in the military sector for more than 25 years; they have been well received and continue to be a mainstay in a number of different areas in the armed forces.”

Bob Harder
U.S. Military Broker for more than 25 years
Bena, VA

I am a former US Marine living in the great state of Arizona. While we were In Afghanistan in '09, we became accustomed to carrying our IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) everywhere we went. I took this habit home with me, and I'm glad I did.

A week ago, I was riding my dirt-bike off-road when I experienced a crash. I ended up with feet elevated, my head down an incline, and my legs pinned under my bike. While trying to squirm out from underneath the bike, my leg sustained 2nd degree burns from the searing-hot muffler. It was extremely painful.

Thankfully, I had my IFAK with me- and in it, was one of your WATER-JEL burn dressings. After finally getting my legs free, I was able to immediately soothe the pain. I mean IMMEDIATELY! All the pain subsided instantly, and I am very impressed by your product. After dressing the wound, I was able to ride back to the safety of my home.

I will wholeheartedly recommend your products to anyone, any day.

Although my case was minor, I can attest personally that your products are absolutely kick-ass! Keep up the Good Work!

J L - Yuma, AZ
Former United States Marine & Combat Veteran


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