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    • David Petersen
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      Some time ago, Joe Furlong of Tuffhead Broadheads started including a token with every sale — a little plastic BandAid holder that weighs nothing and fits anywhere and keeps the strips clean and straight until you need them. While I thought it was clever, I dismissed it as a gimmick … until today, when I went to mount four 300-grain Tuffheads on wood shafts for this year’s hunting arrows, and nicked myself — twice — once on each hand (those danged daggers are like Xacto blades right out of the package, even the Tanto points) and was squirting blood everywhere and the bride announced we were out of BandAids. That’s when I recalled that I had a few of Joe’s “gimmicks” stashed in various packs from various recent purchases … and thus the day was saved. Indeed, if you’re going to play with fire it’s a good idea to have a fire extinguisher handy. Thanks for the forethought, Joe. 😀 Dave

    • FallguyFallguy
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      I just received my package of 225″s was going to give the BandAids to the wife. Sounds like I should get my cut resistant gloves on before removing the heads from there safety wrapper.

    • Troy Breeding
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      Mine have came in handy several times. When your on as many blood thinners as I am it pays to keep things like them handy.

      Troy

    • Ed Ashby
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      All jokes aside, for years I’ve carried QuikClot sponges. I have them is various sizes. That’s in case the laceration (from whatever) is larger than a Band-Aid will accommodate. I even have a couple in the ‘gunshot wound’ size, which the military uses. They are small and light weight and are something every bowhunter really should be carrying – just in case. I even keep a few in the vehicle too. They can truly be a life saver.

      Ed

    • David Petersen
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      Ed, I didn’t know such a thing exists, and have only the old military style large compresses. Can you get these things at a drug store? I assume that like the compresses they come in air-tight wraps and will stay usable for years? Maybe if I start buying broadheads by the dozen, rather than a pack or two at a time, Joe will include a set of sponges rather than BandAids. 😛 Dave

    • gigglemonk
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      The quickclots are available over the counter. I think the Walgreens in Durango has them. At least the last time I was there they did.

      An excellent addition to any backcountry med kit.

      My compound buddy was over last week while I was putting the 225 THs on. He thought they were a part of my straight razor collection until I mounted them.

    • Ed Ashby
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      I’ve seen some of the smaller size QuikClot sponges in drugstores but I just order mine on-line. Lots of places sell them, including Amazon. The larger ones; the ones for gunshot size wounds; are a bit harder to locate. I got mine from a site that sells survival supplies for aircraft pilots. Some police supply and industrial safety supply sources also sell them to the public.

      The QuikClot sponges come in sealed foil packets and are good for many years of storage. The smaller sizes are not very expensive, about $13.00. The combat (gunshot) size is around $50.00. They stop both arterial and venous bleeding in seconds. Having had the opportunity to use them twice on folks who suffered severe cuts (one an axe wound to the calf) I can attest that they work really well. The silver packet model (as well as combat size) are bacteriostatic, and are what you want if it might be 24 hours or more before you can reach medical help.

      Ed

    • Vintage Archer
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      Dave even gimmicks work some times 😀 That quick clot sponge sounds like something everyone should have in there pack I am going to try to locate one of the large size. You never know when you are trespassing you might need it:D:D:D

      Seriously sound like something I want in my pack.

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