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any body carry sutures in their kit? My mom was a veterinarian technician and I've got a pretty good supply of them. If you don't have access to sutures you can use cyanoacrylate adhesive (krazy glue). be sure to stop the bleeding first or you will not get a good bond between the two sides of the wound. maybe since this is the first post under the first aid heading I should have started with a poll on what everybody carries in their kits.
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My wife's family likes to use the rakija to disinfect wounds sometimes, actually. I just find it better to drink it.
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Thanks folks, my live in ex RN is having a great time making me squeal like a little girl.
( Not to be taken as a sexist phrase, I just do)..... ;)
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Alston Neal wrote:Thanks folks, my live in ex RN is having a great time making me squeal like a little girl.
The bigger pieces of gauze work well for that too. Roll up a few pieces, put them crosswise in your mouth and bite down hard. Balboa Naval Hospital was out of anesthetic so that's what they used to set my broken arm. Gauze or fabric work well in the field when you have to work with broken bones or dislocations. I am lucky that pain doesn't affect my sphincters, just my lachrymal glands.
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I just stick my finger in the light socket to take my mind off of it.
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Alston Neal wrote:I just stick my finger in the light socket to take my mind off of it.
That gave me first and second degree burns, left a ringing in my ears and affected my sphincters so I stopped doing that.
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Al_HikesAZ wrote: and affected my sphincters so I stopped doing that.
Sphincters? Uh, don't we have one or are you from the Roswell area?.. :sl:
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I'll bet beterarcher is really glad at this point that he started this thread. :sl:
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Alston Neal wrote:
Al_HikesAZ wrote: and affected my sphincters so I stopped doing that.
Sphincters? Uh, don't we have one or are you from the Roswell area?.. :sl:
I hope you never find out.
Outdoor Lover wrote:I'll bet beterarcher is really glad at this point that he started this thread. :sl:
There has been some good stuff in this thread. I learned not to use regular superglue, just the highgrade medical stuff.
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@Alston Neal
While dealing with this topic, it's probably best if you avoid probative questions...
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@Al_HikesAZ
Just make sure you keep it away from your sphincters. :sl:
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PLC92084 wrote:@Alston Neal
While dealing with this topic, it's probably best is you avoid probative questions...
Thanks, made me go to the dikshunary to look that up.

I did learn quite abit from this thread and will prepare my pack accordingly.
Also I learned I don't want to share a tent with Al.... :scared:
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The Stillernator wrote:My wife's family likes to use the rakija to disinfect wounds sometimes, actually. I just find it better to drink it.
90% of medicine is psychological. Sounds to me like very efficient cure! :D
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Alston Neal wrote:Also I learned I don't want to share a tent with Al.... :scared:
Some of the stuff in those restraining orders isn't completely true :sl: Just kidding. You know you got problems when your imaginary friend gets a restraining order against you. [rimshot] I can't "go to Hell" - Satan still has that restraining order out on me. :whistle: :x Besides that, it wasn't hot enough in Hell so I came back to Arizona.
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kingsnake wrote: The Stillernator wrote:My wife's family likes to use the rakija to disinfect wounds sometimes, actually. I just find it better to drink it.



90% of medicine is psychological. Sounds to me like very efficient cure! :D
Maybe we can get some of this for the chile cook-off.... May discover an alternative fuel source in the process.
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Al_HikesAZ wrote:Some of the stuff in those restraining orders isn't completely true.
I can relate, same thing with me and a sheep ranch in Wyoming.
It seems wearing waders and velcro gloves is frowned upon in some parts.
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Wear button jeans: Sheep can hear a zipper a mile away.
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Re: in stitches

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@kingsnake
Well that explains a lot, I thouht it was my aftershave.

It never fails to amaze me how threads in a forum can meander around like a blind squirrel on crack.
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Alston Neal wrote:It never fails to amaze me how threads in a forum can meander around like a blind squirrel on crack.
Now you're dragging te-wa into this... have you no boundaries!? :o
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:sl: :sl: :sl:
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