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snake bite bandage
« on: January 09, 2014, 04:19:30 PM »
Found the following site about Setpress bandages for snake bite that might be of interest to fellow fossickers not that I want to be bitten by a snake http://bsar.org/setopress


I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

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Re: snake bite bandage
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 04:39:44 PM »
Great idea Jerry .... I've ordered one for the kit.  Lots of snakes around on our last trip :o

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Re: snake bite bandage
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 04:44:14 PM »
True about the snakes last time but you must remember we had Muddie to scare them away  ;D
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

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Re: snake bite bandage
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 05:38:33 PM »
Always a good call to carry a first aid kit/snake bite kit when your out fossicking, hope for the best but plan for the worst...
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Re: snake bite bandage
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014, 05:54:03 AM »
Snakes! that's why I mainly fossick in cold weather.
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Re: snake bite bandage
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 07:41:25 PM »
Great idea. Thanks for the post. Just ordered a snake bite bandage to add to the first aid kit.
Baaa humbug, not enough fossicking time!

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Re: snake bite bandage
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2014, 08:48:24 PM »
I have just looked at the web site, thanks for that.  Having treated snake bite I like the explanation of how the bandage is made. Just remember that the bandage needs to be on very quickly to hold the venom in place so it has no chance to get into the system. Once on, mark the site of the bite on the outside of the bandage, that way a hole can be cut out to remove a sample of the venom for identification. It needs to be carried in your back pack or pocket. Not back at the car in a first aid kit. ;)  Here endeth the lesson. Sorry people used to practice and lecture the subject. Can't help myself. :-[  beers   Gave it up to fossick more satisfying. Peg
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Re: snake bite bandage
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2014, 05:19:46 PM »
Thanks Peg,don't apologise for tips that may help save a life !
Particularly about leaving it in the Car Glovebox or first aid kit etc
Makes you think
Thanks for post Jerry
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Re: snake bite bandage
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2014, 06:00:07 PM »
Jer, how did you fit Muddie in the glove box?
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Re: snake bite bandage
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2014, 02:37:59 PM »
Yeah, I'm not quite that compact. Also I tend not to scare away snakes, leeches, mosquitoes etc.  I think my role is more that of a decoy?!

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Re: snake bite bandage
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2014, 05:29:35 PM »
Yeah, I'm not quite that compact. Also I tend not to scare away snakes, leeches, mosquitoes etc.  I think my role is more that of a decoy?!
You sure a good leech decoy! A job I bet you wish you weren't though. Fully recovered?
Baaa humbug, not enough fossicking time!

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Re: snake bite bandage
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2014, 05:38:14 PM »
I bought one and now I can hardly wait to get bitten

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Re: snake bite bandage
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2014, 05:41:00 PM »
Yep all good, thanks Jamo :) Can't wait to get out in the field again....

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Re: snake bite bandage
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2014, 05:46:50 PM »
Yep all good, thanks Jamo :) Can't wait to get out in the field again....
Been out to Powelly a couple of times in the last week (on hols  ;D ;D ;D) and managed to find a couple of nice smokies and  4 small topaz (all clear). Still plenty of water to fossick in, despite the lack of rain. Cheers
Baaa humbug, not enough fossicking time!

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Re: snake bite bandage
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2014, 11:04:28 PM »
Jamo, I'm on hols too, and was thinking of Powelly but I've done my shoulder in. Too much hot weather last week, and now this injury (which will probably be OK by the time I go back to work next week!).  Well done on the finds.

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