Re: Survival/emergency topics, was Solar Stills
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Linda Ellis <lellis4563@...> wrote:
>see survival/emergency topics
> Hi, I'm new to this list, and this is my first post! I'm happy to
> discussed, because that's pretty much why I bought the hammocks inthe first place!
Avoiding a dangerous survival situation is a far underrated skill.
Most often, experienced trekkers don't need to start a fire with
sticks, because they brought three other ways of making a fire.
The most dangerous hike you will ever undertake will start out as a
short day hike. People going out for an afternoon in the woods don't
pack the essentials for making it through the night, so missteps turn
Don't hit the trail without the minimum gear to survive the night for
each of you. Know how to use it without thinking. Hypothermia and
dehydration make everybody stupid.
Enjoy your retirement!
- Yep, a copious amount of clean water used to flush a wound (at
pressure if possible) is really all you need. some studies suggest
it's even potentially more destructive to the injured tissue to use
peroxide or other anit-bacterial cleaning agents.
Huh, good old mother nature provided H2O, how about that.
Another thing I find really interesting is that according to the
rescue peeps I've talked to most rescues occur within a 72 hour
period. That has changed the way I look at my "survival" kit.
Jamie in AZ
--- In email@example.com, pure mahem <pure_mahem@...>
>and remove the towlettes now that I know this. The reason I went with
> Thanks for the info I will definately add the women's sanitary pad
clorox as a water treatment is that I remember reading in one of the
outdoor magazines or survival shows that overdosing iodine can be
potentially deadly where as the clorox has a bit more of a higher
fudge factor. another thing I thought of is that since I carry the
alcohol couldn't I dilute a bit of the gel in a bit of water and come
up with an applicalble antiseptic if needed? For the most part I guess
I always figured that I would just use my treated water as a flush if
I needed one.