Originally Posted by T3-OleMan
Malloy, Bravo, Rose and all you others.....WE THANK YOU for being on that wall!!!
“TAMPONS” Here is something cool I saw last week. Thanks for mentioning it again, oletimers kicked in again and I had not added 4 to my 'SOS-pack', till now.....done, in cigar tubes to protect.
Yes, That?s a Tampon in My Mouth: The Swiss Army Survival Tampon — 10 Survival Uses | The Art of Manliness
Great thread!!!! Punnnnn intended!!!!
Also, I use them in scent lure presentation. Open out and stick in a pantyhose sox -add BUCK LURE-or ELK and hang on limb. Then put it in the smallest container baby food, spice or whatever to keep it off your stuff till next hunt. It will wick sex smells to that old horney boy real good....and econo also.
I have personally applied quick clot granulated 5 times and the tea bag type once. The way quick clot works is by evaporating the moisture out of the blood so that it will clot very fast. the trade off of this is massive heat generation. If you apply quick clot granulated and dont directly follow up with a huge amount of direct pressure with a handful of gauze you will burn your hands applying the pressure so the quick clot can work. its not a magic potion. you must
1. open the wound so you can fit a hand in it
2. apply the entire package or 2 to the area after direct pressure and the use of gauze has been used to sop up most of the blood. (this isnt a sprinkling but a fast pour)
3. have a buddy if available have the gauze in hand (again tons of gauze at least an entire handful) and shove it in the wound and press with all your might. (this isn't an exaggeration)
4. follow up with a direct pressure dressing and packing the wound with gauze in a way to directly put pressure on the point of bleeding.
NOTE: QUICK CLOT IS NEVER TO BE USED ON ANY WOUND OF THE THORAX (CHEST CAVITY LIKE IN "SHOOTER") AT ALL!!! ONLY LIMBS AND NEVER THE HEAD/NECK
To be brutally honest with everyone here I dont think in my first hand use and knowledge of using the granulated quick clot, that its of little use in any ones med pack for hunting. it is virtually impossible to effectively apply by yourself and the tea bags are much better. as said above a pressure dressing and proper use of gauze and ace bandage is extremely effective.
On the subject of a tourniquet there use is very effective and should be applied at the highest point you can on the limb (only used on limbs but I think thats pretty obvious). One hour is not a correct figure in today's medicine in the U.S. and even in theater they say 12 or more hours. you can also use a tourniquet to stop bleeding while you apply a pressure dressing.
the order of how to use these three approaches should go in this order:
1. pressure dressing (this includes my favorite which is just lots of gauze and ace bandages)
2. tourniquet placed as close to the thorax as possible. this is in the armpit above the bicept and the groin just below the butt cheek. there is little chance of loosing a limb in a reasonable amount of time by using a tourniquet
3. any form of quick clot.
I have a awesome booklet that is very informative on these and many other things but I have to make sure I can discriminate this before I post anything. I know you guys understand.
Any question I can answer I will be more than happy to help.