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    Quote Originally Posted by NVBird'n'Big View Post
    Does anyone bring the blood clotting packets? I see them and always think it would be a good idea but have never bought em.
    I bought one a couple years ago and always bring it but never needed it yet. What's the saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? But IMO as far as things that could go wrong for me, cutting myself is much higher on the list than something like breaking a leg, or even getting snowed in somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Never in Doubt View Post
    I bought one a couple years ago and always bring it but never needed it yet. What's the saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? But IMO as far as things that could go wrong for me, cutting myself is much higher on the list than something like breaking a leg, or even getting snowed in somewhere.
    Thanks, you have a great point, cutting yourself is more probable for sure. Like I said above with my dad being on blood thinners I am always nervous because once he starts bleeding he doesn't stop which would be lethal up in the hills.

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    For sure NVBird. Blood thinners are scary stuff, I have a relative who is on those. Life saving, but scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    When were you in? I think I missed that video. lol
    I was issued the kit last year. It is military issue and so was video but I got it for swat. It replaced the old issued bandage. The new blood clot bandage has metal woven in so can be detected by x ray when a dr starts working. Basics of video was stuff this in here and cover with this compression bandage.

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    I carry quite a few safety/ survival items. Last year I started to carry a SpotII since I hunt alone for 7-10 days at a time . There is -0- cell service where I hunt and I will tell you the thing works. I was sending 1-3 messages a day letting family know all was well. Everyone of them were received. The coordinates were dead on when I checked them on the map and GPS.
    I carry two space blankets in my pack and keep a few extra in my truck.. I have been known to stay on the elk and the space blankets are light and do a pretty good job when you sleep out in the open or at a makeshift camp at night. I have used them multiple times. I always carry two days worth of food in case I don't make it back to camp or something happens. Water I refill every time I have a chance as I go through lots of water and you really don't know when you might be able to fill up again. I always carry a first aid kit with whistle and it includes (Celox sp?) Two ways to start a fire. Extra meds if you use any. I always carry 550 cord extra batteries, one headlamp Streamlight 14512 that strobes, a small but good flashlight Fenix PD32. 1/4 roll of duct tape. Extra socks. I also carry a gps but always have a map of the area I am in in my pack with a small compass. I'm sure I forgot something but all the above don't weigh much.

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    The best rescue kit is the one that you have with you. If it gets too heavy and too complicated it gets left behind because "it was only a short trip". I recommend that everyone that goes off the pavement get one of the lightweight Storm Kits sold by the Tacoma Mountain Rescue Unit. The trip contents are sealed in a waterproof can, which is small enough to carry in your hunting coat, and doubles as a cooking vessel. The cost is $20, and the contents are as follows:

    Kit Contents:
    ◾Matches
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    ◾Bullion
    ◾Wire
    ◾Whistle
    ◾Paper and Pencil
    ◾Cord
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    ◾Weight: 12.3 oz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilltop View Post
    I think the space blanket should be on everyone's list... spend one cold wet night on a mountain that you didn't plan on and you would wish you had it.
    can you post a link to a "space blanket"? I'm not familiar with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.kerri View Post
    can you post a link to a "space blanket"? I'm not familiar with them.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_blanket

    http://walmart.com/ip/The-Original-S...ilver/15935551

    You can get them anywhere, Walmart, Cabelas Army Surplus Etc. They are very inexpensive and small when packed, about the size of a bar of soap or smaller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dearhunter3450 View Post
    I was issued the kit last year. It is military issue and so was video but I got it for swat. It replaced the old issued bandage. The new blood clot bandage has metal woven in so can be detected by x ray when a dr starts working. Basics of video was stuff this in here and cover with this compression bandage.
    Might not have had that video yet when I deployed. LOL
    "Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."

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    Quote Originally Posted by NVBird'n'Big View Post
    Does anyone bring the blood clotting packets? I see them and always think it would be a good idea but have never bought em.
    I always carry blood clotting packets to the field. I also have a small first aid kit. I have a emergency whistle that has a mirror, compass, magnifier, flash light and few other things in it. Then i have my back up flashlight that has no battery in it. it winds up and charges in the sun so i have something incase my other lights fail. Then i have a pack of matches that i dipped the ends in wax to waterproof and the strick sheet. so i have matches to start a fire.

 

 

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