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WHAT IS THE BEST THING TO TAKE ON A REMOTE CAMPING TRIP IN

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WHAT IS THE BEST THING TO TAKE ON A REMOTE CAMPING TRIP IN THE ANDES (PERU) IN CASE OF SNAKE BITE. cAN YOU RECOMMEND A SNAKE BITE KIT OR OTHER
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 4 years ago.
Hello
Most snake bite maneuvers that you here about...torunniquets, cutting, etc..are not indicated.....

Pumping the wound immediately is said to help

Have you seen this

http://www.scoutgear.com/poe040.html
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
OK but i read a review of snake bite extractors and it said that they don't do much. Is there anything else you can recommend?
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 4 years ago.
They do not do much
And moist measures ...other than anti venom, do not do much.
That extractor is the only one that claims to be medically approved and can be used for other bites as well.

Here are the basic survival steps.

Simply put, but correct

http://www.ehow.com/how_7753_treat-snake-bites.html

Having some way to communicate....radio in this case probably.

Use reply if you need to clarify


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