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anyway like i said fascinating topic, not everyday you get to talk about zeolites, exothermic reactions, and anatomy in the same thread. Wink

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My next door neighbor was plinking with a .22

He shot at a squirrel 15 ft away. Bullet ricocheted off a rock and came straight back. Knicked his Femoral Artery. They applied pressure, but doc said really would have needed to put a finger in the artery...? He died in his brother's arms.

I might pick up some of that quick clot stuff... Rather have a knee that won't move than be dead.

Jesse

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OZSTRIKER22 wrote:
Rather have a knee that won't move than be dead.

Well said.

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Interesting, As a former cattle farmer and a former Veternarian assistant I've known of blood clotting powder for some time. Its been around for quite awhile in the livestock circles. I actually wondered once why this wasn't market for human use. I quess I should have done something then, I might be a millionaire now.

Anyway to answer your question I carry a standard first aid kit as sold at walmart or other stores. It has the normal stuff, compression bandages, 4X4 guaze pads, bandaids, antiseptic, etc. I threw in a suitor kit in case I need a few stitches. I've tied a few and figure if I'm in the mountains it would be better than nothing. I also carry some lidocain to numb the area prior to stitches. This is all stuff I bought from a veternarian supply store so you might want to think twice before you get hurt around me lol . I would suggest that we all go to a emergency first aid course. I went to one a few years back and was surprised at how much I had forgot. That being said the average first aid course doesn't always translate well into hunting situations....ie we like to hunt a long ways from other people usually, so yelling for help and telling someone to call 911 isn't really helpfull since there are no phones. But its still informative.

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For a good trauma dressing, nothing beats the Kotex ultra maxi pad. Individually packaged, sterile, highly absorbent, durable, lightweight, and just the right size for a pressure bandage.

My friend the ER doctor carries a few in his pack. So do I. Other than that, there isn't much else you really need in a hunting first aid kit. Moleskin is handy. Athletic tape, although in a pinch duct tape from the hunting pack will work as well. Some second skin and some super glue for various cuts and scrapes are a little more practical than band-aids in most cases. A good sterilizing agent, like povidone or merthiolate or alcohol can be handy. A needle and thread also work well. Ibuprofren or Tylenol, some immodium, some carmex, that's pretty much it for me.

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shatodavis wrote:
Interesting, As a former cattle farmer and a former Veternarian assistant I've known of blood clotting powder for some time. Its been around for quite awhile in the livestock circles. I actually wondered once why this wasn't market for human use. I quess I should have done something then, I might be a millionaire now.

Reason is it had to go through FDA approval which is the world's largest headache known to man.

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Well my father is a pharmacist and my grnadmother was a nurse so i have grown up all of my life knowing these kinds of things and learning them the hard way. The most important thing to do weither you get snake bit or cut deep or anything that is much to big for a band aid you need a piece of clothe or rag or something to wrap just above the cut in order to cut off blood flow and if extremely serious seek a doctor and do not try to fix things yourself because things only get worse from there.

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chitosan?

Ran across this product today and thought of this thread. Some may find it interesting...

http://www.sciencentral.com/articles/view.php3?article_id=218391915&cat=2_4

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hahaha mnarcher tp and duct tape works ive had to use it also so does electrical tape if you dont put it on to tight it seem to cut off the circlation pretty quick and i probably will carry one now too

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I carry a typical kit from wal-mart that fits in a pouch thats about 6"x9" it isn't much but it's enough. I also carry my knee brace and ACE wraps for sprained ankles. In my jeep there is a huge kit that hangs on the back of my seat that can take care of just about anything till I get to the hospital. I think it's foolish to go into the woods or on the water without some kind of first aid equipment.