Anytime you venture into the wilderness, rather it is for a hike, to hunt or to look for whitetail scrapes, it is essential to carry a first aid kit on you. Having a first aid kit is not enough though; you should be prepared to administer first aid should the need arise. An accident could happen to you, someone you are with, or another person totally unrelated to you that you happen to come across. Knowing what to do and having the appropriate supplies on hand is essential when an accident occurs. You can rest assured that more than one person will be in the woods looking for signs of whitetail scrapes, making mock whitetail scrapes or maybe just enjoying the wilderness. You can also rest assured that not everyone will be carrying a first aid kit with them or know what to do should an accident happen.
Preparation: The Name Of The Game When Making Whitetail Scrapes
Before heading out to look for or make mock whitetail scrapes you will take the time to pack your hunting supplies, which should include a first aid kit that you can carry with you. A hunters first aid kit should include a whistle, a space blanket, two small working flashlights, a small mirror, a clean towel, antibiotic ointment, antiseptic towelettes, wound closure strips, small scissors, medical tape, latex gloves and sterile gauze pads. Many times GPS devices and cell phones will not work in the wilderness. Being prepared and making sure someone knows where you are going and when you will return is the only safe bet. It is not enough to just carry a first aid kit with you. You need to know how to use it. In an emergency situation you will not have time to look through a book to figure out what to do.
Administering First Aid
When an accident happens the first step is to determine how bad the injury is and then get the bleeding to stop. An injury that has severed an artery or vein needs professional medical treatment immediately. Whenever there is blood, try to elevate the part of the body that is injured, place a clean cloth on the wound and apply a firm pressure. The bleeding should stop within fifteen minutes. If not, try again. Once the bleeding has stopped, clean the wound with the antiseptic towelettes or clean water, apply an antibacterial cream and cover the wound. A mild cut or scrape can be easily cared for. If the wound is more serious, do not waste time, simply try to stop the bleeding and get the victim professional medical help.
Looking for whitetail scrapes or making mock whitetail scrapes is an enjoyable, generally safe sport. As with any sport, accidents happen and being ready to deal with the unexpected is something every hunter needs to be prepared to do.