Re: Stop the bleeding now!
Nope, just one more piece of marketing for either the paranoid, or hemophiliac, or perhaps our current or former military members who just don't like venturing off without a piece of equipment that has been engrained as a "nesicity" in their line of work.
I guess if the Deer, Elk, or cows were shooting back at me I'd have a different view.
I grew up chasin cows. Leaving for 1-3 days at a time on a horse. Prepared meant making sure you had your bedroll wrapped up in your slicker, & had some coffee in your saddle bags.
I hunt the same country I always have, & the country I grew up & played in.
My day pack weighs ounces not pounds. (Unless I'm carying water). See the pic in my signature, & youll see why i count ounces, & absolute BARE nesicesities. Tried the whole "paranoid boyscout day pack", prepared for anything at all times, & just got sick & tired of packing useless weight around for nothing. Actually, the only use I ever got out of it was that an over stuffed pack makes a nicer shooting rest. But I have bi pods for that.
Not trying to be gruff, nor knock your personal approach to your personal hunting style. We apparently just have radically different ideas of preparedness I guess. I'm used to doctoring myself with whatever I can come up with. We've experienced everything from DIY stitches, resetting broken bones, dealing with concussions, & severe sprains etc. & even getting people with heartattack/disecting Aorta to an ambulance & life flight. Always been able to react pretty easily to whatever was thrown our way using only our heads, & what we had with us, weather working or playing. Never once had any need for a tourniquet.
"Its not Rocket Surgery.....'
GOD,GUNS,&GUTTS MADE AMERICA, LETS KEEP ALL 3!winmag
"I have No idea why that cop made me ride in the back seat, when I Clearly called Shotgun!"
Last edited by winmag; 11-11-2012 at 04:13 PM.