Was out the other day using my new knife and had a bit of an accident ops: .
Sustained a nasty bleeding cut to the finger :shock: . I have done first aid many times and knew exactly what do do.
Of course I had no tissue and just had to use finger pressure to stop the bleeding. But as you might know from experience skin is very sticky and after ten minutes i took my finger away and the cut opened again.
Fair enough so i walked back to the car to my first aid kit...sorted in 1 minute.
My question is, what if there is no car and you have nothing to compress the wound to stop the bleeding. I was actually thinking I would have had a naster bleeding wound with nothing to clean it and nothing to cover it to keep out infection. Of course in an extreme case i Could have ripped a bit of my shirt etc but it was to good to rip :wink:
A bushcraft answer please.
Cheers and thanks for your interest.