Re: [Hammock Camping] Survival/emergency topics, was Solar Stills
- --- Rick <ra1@...> wrote:
> I once had a midnight group of deer wander across the wooded hillside inThank you! This is helpful, knowing that I may be overthinking the animal thing. I still plan on
> Shenandoah park where a friend and I were hammock camping along the
> trail. I heard a buck stomping the ground and snorting at me when he
> discovered I was camping along a river in Ohio. A squirrel once spent an
> afternoon jibbering at me from the overhead branches when I took a nap
> in the hammock. At home, my cat sometimes rubs the outside of the
> hammock or jumps into the hammock with me when I have the hammock set up
> in the back yard. That's about it in several hundred hammock nights. No
> bears, no lions, no porcupines (not enough time up north for that yet)
> and no dogs.
> Ditto that in tents.
> I have had few animal experiences in shelters. There was a supper time
> bear trying to get to some suspended packs once. A bat flew through the
> shelter several times in the Smoky Mountains one night. Mice in
> abundance everywhere in shelters of course. Hornets in one shelter. And
> a goat tried to attack me at a shelter just south of Rockfish Gap in
> Virginia during a lunchtime break.
being prepared with bear spray and other legal alternatives, because you do hear about these
things happening, but it's nice to know it's not a major problem...
The Truly Educated Never Graduate
- 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
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>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.