A medicinal gauze that instantly stops light bleeding, but will require more than one to stop severe hemorrhages. It's a good idea to take a number of bandages for excursions into territories where you will face a lot of opposition.
Shadow of Chernobyl
Bandages. Help stop bleeding.Shadow of Chernobyl in-game description
In Shadow of Chernobyl, it restores a small amount of health and stops the bleeding of wounds. Bandages can be frequently found in the inventories of dead stalkers.
Four bandages can be found amongst the loot in the bandit base in the Dark Valley.
Bandages can be found in the following stashes:
- Vorpal's secret stash x5
- Hidden backpack (Wild Territory) x5
- Supplies in the chest x5
- Stalker's backpack in the bus x1
- Nobody's backpack x2
- Old crane x5
- Secret stash under the cross x2
- The left-behind backpack x3
In Clear Sky, it does not restore health anymore and only stops the bleeding of wounds. Bandages are also less likely to be accumulated here in large amounts as bandages have a base cost of 200 RU, though lessens depending on the trader.
Call of Pripyat
In Call of Pripyat it takes time for it to stop bleeding, but it's more effective at doing so.