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Re: Contradictions
The "heart level" bit is just to strike a balance between reducing swelling (as traditionally one would elevate the limb) and reducing the spread of the venom (keeping it below heart leve...

In GEAR » Sawyer Extractor Snake Bite Kit - Still Relevant?
May 15, 8:18pm

Re: Sawyer Extractor Snake Bite Kit - Still Relevant?
The basic plan is to stay calm and not increase heart rate. Assume the bitten area will swell up and so remove jewelry or clothing that might turn into a tourniquet when it does. Wash the bite wi...

In GEAR » Sawyer Extractor Snake Bite Kit - Still Relevant?
May 15, 7:31pm

Bedouin robe choice
A test of desert garb was done back in 1980 and published in Nature. The result was "it doesn't matter". While the black robes had triple the heat gain of the white, the air tempera...

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 14, 3:37pm

Re: Re: Yet Another Satellite Texting Device - "Text Anywhere"
Hey Nick, it's "Zaurus", kthxbye! (I actually wrote a few papers on one of those, then used the IR port to print it on a nearby laser printer. Very fancy for...

In GEAR » Yet Another Satellite Texting Device - "Text Anywhere"
May 14, 2:34am

Re: Re: first aid
On the wound closure topic, if the wound is sufficiently deep or under tension closing it up can create a nice oxygen-free pocket inside. This is a Bad Thing in terms of infection risk, and a case...

In GEAR » First aid kit contents
May 13, 2:45pm

Re: Re: Hy Perox
In my WFR class it was taught that H2O2 was now discouraged, under the reasoning that it may damage healthy tissue and slow healing. For me, purified water is the easiest and lightest option as it...

In GEAR » First aid kit contents
May 12, 6:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Med Kit
Only the weak, Bob. Cotton only kills the weak. Real Men(tm) do like Wim and self-regulate.

In GEAR » First aid kit contents
May 12, 1:16pm

Re: Med Kit
gauze wrap/kerlix wrap: I have no idea what these are, but they sound like comfort items. A long ribbon of absorbent gauze, often used as a wrap to cover a wound. Probably most useful if you ne...

In GEAR » First aid kit contents
May 12, 12:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Simple paper water filter under development
Hi Roger, Yes, I sent them a query asking about non-bacterial agents. I'll post up if there's any response. The reason I asked about UV was that it tends to neuter bacteria by formin...

In On the Web » Simple paper water filter under development
May 10, 2:29am

Re: Re: Simple paper water filter under development
Roger, are you sure you're not mixing up silver with UV? Every source I can find indicates silver and certain other metals are bactericidal. In terms of MoA, it's thought that silver ions...

In On the Web » Simple paper water filter under development
May 09, 6:18pm

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