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Blood-stopper for hunters

Blood-stopper for hunters

By Gary Zell

From getting careless with sharp broadheads, to field dressing deer, opening pocketknives, or straddling barbed-wire fences, there are about a million ways for hunters to cut themselves.

I bet only a small percentage of hunters carry first aid kits. Even if they do, sometimes the kits do not include something that will stop bleeding quickly.

There are several coagulating (blood-stopping) products you can find at an ordinary drug store that will fit easily into your backpack.

Personally, I prefer a product called Kwik-Stop Styptic Powder that comes in a jar and can be found in pet stores. It can be used on hunting dogs, and is also safe for humans.

Some hunters prefer styptic pens, which can stop small cuts and abrasions quickly, while others prefer Celox or other gel packs that come in a little pouch.

With so many blood-stopping products on the market, it pays to pick up a pack or jar the next time you visit a drug store or pet store.

So, add a blood-stopper to a small first aid kit. Keep it in your backpack, and you’ll be thankful for the foresight the next time you’re miles from home and cut yourself on a sharp broadhead!


Close your eyes for a better shot
Shooting well consistently with a compound bow depends largely on muscle memory. The more you think about a shot, the more likely you are to mess something up.
 

Better Safe Than Sorry
If you shoot a compound bow much, you know how quickly a poorly maintained bow string dries out and frays. Now imagine if your compound string slid across a hard surface every time you shot. You'd have to replace your string about once a week if th...
 

Close your eyes for a better shot
Shooting well consistently with a compound bow depends largely on muscle memory. The more you think about a shot, the more likely you are to mess something up.
 

Stop the Wind
Hunting clothing has come a long way over the years, as has our awareness about how to dress for different conditions. Regardless of how many layers you wear, at some point in your layering you MUST stop the wind in order to stay warm -- and the f...
 

Not all rests are created equal
Then again, neither are bow shooters. Some rests most bows but not all. Some are heavy and some are light. Some adjust, while some are fixed. Some are camo and some black. Some are simple, while others seem like they have a hundred moving parts.
 

Number Your Arrows
No matter if you’re a beginning archer or an old pro, this tip will help when it comes to making your shot count when you head to the woods this fall. Today’s arrows are better than ever, and the manufacturers do a great job of holding to tight st...
 

How important is paper-tuning your bow?
The bottom line about paper tuning is you should do it if its important to you, but don’t sweat it if you don’t have access to a paper tuner. A good pro-shop technician can set up a bow that will be very close to being in tune. If your field poin...
 

Which Release is right for you?
With so many choices on the market today, how do you know what release is the right release for you? There are many different kinds and several manufacturers to choose from. Like most other archery components, it all comes down to preference and t...
 

Go Orange and Get Dialed In!
One thing to consider when target practicing with you're bow. Most all targets have either deer vitals or larger circles to aim at. No matter if your target is a bag or a block style target one thing you can do is place a orange sticker or target ...
 

Do you shoot with a string loop?
All loops are not created equal. If you're having trouble with your loop constantly twisting to the side, the loop probably goes into the knots from the same side of the string.
 
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