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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!


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