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Old 11-12-2014, 09:30 PM   #41
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:54 PM   #42
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Only from surgery.....

Refused the rest of the time.

Amazing what steri-strips, butterflies, super glue & bourbon can accomplish...
If it's somewhere where it won't want to open up (for example) and you can let it heal you can get cleaner healing and less scar tissue than if you scrunch it up with stitches; at least sometimes.
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Never heard of that one, but back on the farm we'd douse a cut with turpentine and it would stop bleeding almost instantly.

I really ought to stock some in the van; it does suck to bleed on someone's carpet.
Grandpa would do that but then also spit tobacco juice on it and wrap it all up with a clean rag, would heal right up.
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Crushed my foot between a reach lift and a column, Dr said may have to remove my foot, I said do what you have to do. After currently 5 surgeries later, wound care, stitches, the whole nine, I like steristrips also. I put some in my first aid kit, hope it isn't rusted shut.
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GAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!

And suppose your farm had Mercurochrome and Merthiolate too?

Jeez, the stuff we used to get doused with.

Bag balm, tar cream...

Precision Floors - be glad, very glad there are Urgent Care facilities is all I'm saying...
you are making me laugh about the mercurochrome and merthiolate.

back in the 1960's we used to camp on the beach on a barrier island in North Carolina in WWII surplus tents. If we got cut on anything---dad would get out the dreaded first aid kit---which seemed to consist primarily of mercurochrome and merthiolate. I forget which was which.

the one you didn't want--- came in this little bottle with a glass stick in it---dad would pull that stick out of the bottle dripping with solution and JAM that mother effer WAAAAY into your cut and wiggle it around! then your whole hand would be dyed like reddish purple and stink of iodine for 2-3 days.

pretty effective though---- none of us ever lost a hand and we all learned not to go crying to dad about a little booboo..........

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What the fvck ever. My only point to the post was be careful - you get hurt when you least expect it. Yeah I get it - I'm just a huge pvssy for getting a few stitches. Hell I should have rubbed dirt in it and just got me a chaw of 'backer and been a badass. Sometimes the collective IQ in this place is reminiscent of a construction site. Oh wait....

Don't let em get to ya man. Take care of your most important tools & they'll take care of you into the future.

We've all used elec tape to close up light cuts. Superglue & bandages are standard in my truck.
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Some cuts really should be stitched. Not for health reasons, as time will heal almost all cuts. We all have had cuts that we didn't get stitched up, and they constantly open up and bleed all over the place. Blood stains are about as professional as oil stains on the driveway.
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Never heard of that one, but back on the farm we'd douse a cut with turpentine and it would stop bleeding almost instantly.

I really ought to stock some in the van; it does suck to bleed on someone's carpet.
On reflection: Bleeding stopped almost instantly because, well, you stopped breathing almost instantly.

Look, some of those home remedies the farmers used didn't always work:

As I kid, I snuck up the road 30 miles to my cousins to ride the wheels off his new Honda trail bike (it was the early sixties you youngins).

Anyways, hit a hidden clay tile in the old corn field - and next thing you know, I'm knocked out with the motor running, and the exhaust is burning its way down thru the leg muscle into the tendon above my ankle.

When we get back to house, Auntie fills the newly created channel with Noxzema Medicated Skin Cream and wraps it with a cloth.

2 days later, I've got these angry red lines running up to my groin and I ain't feeling so good.

LOL, when Mom finally figured out where I was - I got rushed to the local D/O and treated for blood poisoning. First time I ever heard her swear at her baby sister - not the last...
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Look, some of those home remedies the farmers used didn't always work:

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When we get back to house, Auntie fills the newly created channel with Noxzema Medicated Skin Cream and wraps it with a cloth.
Well of course that didn't work. Noxema's way too new to be an Olde Home Remedy.
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you are making me laugh about the mercurochrome and merthiolate.

back in the 1960's we used to camp on the beach on a barrier island in North Carolina in WWII surplus tents. If we got cut on anything---dad would get out the dreaded first aid kit---which seemed to consist primarily of mercurochrome and merthiolate. I forget which was which.

the one you didn't want--- came in this little bottle with a glass stick in it---dad would pull that stick out of the bottle dripping with solution and JAM that mother effer WAAAAY into your cut and wiggle it around! then your whole hand would be dyed like reddish purple and stink of iodine for 2-3 days.

pretty effective though---- none of us ever lost a hand and we all learned not to go crying to dad about a little booboo..........

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The old man bought a new 9x12 surplus canvas tent. Weighed about 450# I reckon. He bought a lot of WWII stuff - everybody did. I think the skeeter spray was actually DDT. Anyways...

Below is a First-Aid kit I appropriated from an M39 5 Ton years ago. In it are remnants of original contents, including tourniquets - and the dreaded crushable iodine capsule - its the little tube thing. Why I still keep the kit in the truck beyond me.
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The old man bought a new 9x12 surplus canvas tent. Weighed about 450# I reckon. He bought a lot of WWII stuff - everybody did. I think the skeeter spray was actually DDT. Anyways...

Below is a First-Aid kit I appropriated from an M39 5 Ton years ago. In it are remnants of original contents, including tourniquets - and the dreaded crushable iodine capsule - its the little tube thing. Why I still keep the kit in the truck beyond me.
that looks like the size of dads----- but his had this thin kahki canvas covering all over the box----and that upper compartment was subdivided into more little cubby holes

of course those tents only weighed 450# DRY---- but wern't they always wet when you had to pack up-----and then you would have to set them back up at home to dry out for several days.

I still remember dad pounding these 3 foot long tent stakes into the sand with a big wood mallet-----and all the rope burns we all had from tripping over those scratchy sisal/manila tent ropes strung everywhere...
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