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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
    ◾Candle
    ◾Sugar
    ◾Salt
    ◾Tea
    ◾Bullion
    ◾Wire
    ◾Whistle
    ◾Paper and Pencil
    ◾Cord
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    ◾Mirror
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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
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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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