posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 06:35 PM
I thought I would share this little bit with those who would be prepared for anything.
I advise everyone who cares enough to have a survival kit to add this to it - this item will save someone's life, and do many other things.
The item is common, ordinary kitchen plastic. Celophane, I believe the plastic is called. Cling - wrap.
I learned of the value of this from a First Responder ( mountaineering ) who uses it to make ( or secure, rather ) splints on broken limbs. You see,
the plastic sticks to itself quite well and more than one or two wraps is incredibly strong. It will conform to the odd shapes of human limbs very
This material is ideal for the worst - case scenario : a sucking chest wound.
A hole through the torso ( and a lung ) is incredibly difficult to deal with , but - I 've heard stories of medics saving soldiers with this plastic.
Sorry, I honestly can ' t remember where...
A bullet hole or nasty cut could be treated with this material, and so on.
There are many non - medical uses for it as well. It can be used like tape, and ( of course ) it makes for lightweight food storage.
Thought I 'd recommend this to fellow ATS survivalists. Hope you never need it... but.