Shrink wrap for your survival kit

by Steve Logan
(Stockbridge, GA USA)

A large box of shrink wrap is useful for many things. First, it is sterile so you can dress burns and wounds with it.( It does not stick to the burned skin.)

Secondly, you can make a rope out of it. You can use it to wrap a water hose on your vehicle.

It can be used as a tourniquet. If you have enough, it can be used to make a shelter.

And, of course, you can wrap food with it, too.

Pretty neat stuff when you are in a bind, huh?


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by: Anonymous

I am currently working on an assignment and I have been exploring your blog for a few hours. Thank you for your post it proved helpful for me.

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Tourniquets
by: Anonymous

NO, tourniquets are the first line of stopping arterial bleeds. The reason they didn't like them in earlier years, is they were thought to cause too much damage to limbs, causing them to be amputated. They have since learned that A)they can be left on longer than originally thought with little effect to the limbs, and B)What's losing a limb if it saves your life. Remember with a major arterial bleed, you can bleed out in 3 minutes or less.

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by: Tomous

It very good that each person has a the essentials that would help them survive even under some of the most drastic situations. Every hiker should have each kits of their own to ensure no one is left out from evading such situations.

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Tourniquets
by: Wilderness Sar Instructor

Once use on every massive bleading extremity and as rotating tourniquets prior to Military Anti Shock Trousers the experts said stop using tourniquets so we did. BUT Tennessee EMS and other State EMS Training Groups are not teaching and EMS is once again carrying the tourniquets. PRESSURE DRESSINGS HAVE THEIR PLACE AND SO DO TOURNIQUETS

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Tournaquets are now first line defense
by: Bill

Actually, in combat lifesavers class, that the military teaches, the tournaquet is now a 1st line to control arterial bleeds. You are correct, it used to be a last resoprt, but now, they figure stopping bleeding is much more important than limb loss.

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Tourniquet?
by: Shaykh Idris

Read up on your first aid: Tourniquets are bad news: try a pressure bandage, instead!

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