Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > General Hunting Forums > Whitetail Deer Hunting
Snake Bite: Do You Need a Snake Bite Kit? Really? >

Snake Bite: Do You Need a Snake Bite Kit? Really?

Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Snake Bite: Do You Need a Snake Bite Kit? Really?

Old 05-25-2013, 02:53 AM
  #11  
Giant Nontypical
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,425
Default

Just 2 weeks ago a fellow was bitten by a copperhead locally...He had been drinking, went fishing and stuck his hand where it shouldn't have been...

The article point out that most folks do more damage then good by cutting and sucking...Just doesn't work...Although our hospital is small they keep medicine in stock that treats all venomous snakes...

Surely, if you are way back in the widerness with no cell signal, you might resort to other ways of treating...With today's communications and helicoptors most are just minutes away from a hospital...
nchawkeye is offline  
Old 05-25-2013, 05:07 AM
  #12  
Fork Horn
 
BRUSE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 481
Default

Thanks for sharing, I'll have to get one of those kits. I've seen several snakes while hunting.
BRUSE is offline  
Old 05-27-2013, 09:16 PM
  #13  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: PA
Posts: 1,778
Default

kinda like 4x4 wheel drive. Better to have it and not need it , than need it and not have it.
Tundra10 is offline  
Old 05-29-2013, 12:34 AM
  #14  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 253
Default

Originally Posted by VA5326
A good cell/sat phone with good service so you call the hospital you're going to so they can prepare the anti-venom. I've seen a Lightly applied tourniquet to help ease the spread of venom through the body…..Especially if it's a long ride.
Why not apply it tightly? your body will be fine for 4-8 hours depending on what it is.
Chopayne is offline  
Old 05-29-2013, 09:06 AM
  #15  
Boone & Crockett
 
falcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Comance county, OK
Posts: 11,408
Default

It is better to have it, and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
Especially if you are very far from help.
Bingo!!! Many years ago a friend was bitten while fishing a stream many miles from the nearest road. The snake was a 5' 7" timber rattler. One of the fishing party had a snakebite kit he used to extract the venom from the two punctures.

The guy got a little sick but managed to walk out. At the hospital he was kept over night and released the next day.

i would rather take a chance extracting the venom than depend on a Dr. who never treated a venomous snake bite. i know a guy who was bitten on the hand by a western diamondback while sacking the snake. He sat in the emergency room for two hours waiting to be treated. He has a horrible scar all the way to his elbow that the Dr. made. The snake bite cost his insurance $300,000. The anti-venom alone cost $120,000.

From Doctors Secrets:

http://www.doctorsecrets.com/emergen...treatment.html

Then there is the shock treatment used in remote areas of the world.

http://venomshock.wikidot.com/

Last edited by falcon; 05-29-2013 at 01:36 PM.
falcon is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.