If your referencing the gunpowder looking stuff then yes, I’ve used it. It takes/took extensive scrubbing/irrigation to get all the powdery stuff out of the wound before they could stitch me back together again. Couldn’t feel a thing while they were doing it.... nerve blocker and fentanyl drip.Anyone actually had to USE a clot pack? I've heard that they have to cut that stuff out when you get to the hospital, making me think it's a last resort kind of thing (after applying pressure) ... but wondering if anyone has firsthand experience?
I like the look of that, but I’ve never seen one around here. I may have to look into those when we replace our current packs.I use on of these - not sure if they are available over the pond though. Pull the red tab to access the tourniquet and blood stopper. Silver Bull is the manufacturer
Im not sure how well this pouch would work on your saddle but on my Weaver Denali its super secure and can be reaches with either hand easily. Opens easily and has a cord attached to the panel to keep your from dropping all the contents.The pouch that my blood stopper/trauma kit lives in is shit.... it attaches with one tiny little hasp. The problem is the Velcro that holds the flap closed is so stout it would be impossible to open it one handed in a emergency with it flopping around like a fish out of water. I’ve lived with this for too long, and now I need to upgrade the pouch. Hoping someone in treebuzz land can recommend something that works for them, even better if you’ve got a spare you wanna sell! I’ve got a monkey beaver saddle..... and the descriptions online I’ve found about attachment style are weak/vague. I want that pouch to be squarely and securely attached so one handed opening is possible. THANKYOU!!!
Having the lifesaving items (tourniquet, pressure dressing, etc) on your person is best practice, even if you dont use it while IN the tree its right there on you when touch the ground. Having a ground guy run to the truck, unbury the first aid box, and run back is unnecessary time lost.I've taken a few whacks from my handsaw, countless stabs from nubs and dead branches, and had my fair share of bark burn. The first thing I always reach for when blood is flowing is my shirt. Anything more serious than that can handle and I can guarantee I'm not taking the time (or probably in the frame of mind) to fiddle around with a first aid pouch and unwrap the bandage. I'm getting the fuck out of the tree and dealing with it on the ground. First aid kit in the work area, yes, first aid pouch on my saddle, no.
Agreed. Which is why the first aid kit should always be in designated gear pile close to the action but out of the drop zone. Having the redundancy of the harness kit is great.Having a ground guy run to the truck, unbury the first aid box, and run back is unnecessary time lost.