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Same company that makes vehicle winch cord, if that helps... ;)te-wa wrote:one of the hammock guys sells it here: http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/apps ... ow/1076490
or many online Marine stores.
this is tuff, tuff stuff Al.
1. Assess the scene. Is it safe for you to help him? (For example, were the injuries caused by unstable geology that might come tumbling down on you?) Also, what assets do you have? Do you have anyone to send for help? What's in your first aid kit? How far are you from help? Send someone for help if possible, after you can give a brief description of MOI, situation and injuries, GPS location, etc.Al_HikesAZ wrote:I round a curve in the trail, and there's this big ole Joe - half conscious (LOC A&O 1/2), bleeding profusely, leg bent at a might awkward angle. Now what? What do I need and what do I do?
Some crafty Danes!
That seems to agree with other science regarding envenomation extractor pumps, so it's good enough for me! Where do I buy it?As the principle of the vacuum extractor is quite simple and logical - prompt removal of the poison through the way it entered (the sting passage), it may be assumed that the symptoms can to a considerable extent be suppressed in people allergic to wasps, and the use of the vacuum extractor should be very beneficial for persons who have been exposed to other poisons (bees, snakes, scorpions, fish, etc.).
It's been my understanding that venom extractors have long been considered ineffective by the medical community...chumley wrote:That seems to agree with other science regarding envenomation extractor pumps, so it's good enough for me!
I'm not qualified to read a map without glasses at yoga class but the phd gummos at snakebitefoundation.org mention...Sawyer wrote:Is there a truly effective solution to treat a venomous bite in the field?
The Extractor® pump is the only medically approved device for treating snakebites. When used quickly after a bite, later treatment results may be significantly improved. Some doctors even recommend carrying and applying two pumps, one for each fang bite site.
snakebitefoundation.org wrote:The Sawyer Extractor is perhaps the best known, best marketed example of a commercial snakebite kit that is not only useless but potentially harmful.