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Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:57 pm

Depending how fresh freshly killed it, the perpetrator might still be there?

But the one I'm actually thinking of is that there may be venom on the snake, from itself?
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Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)

Unread postby Siobain » Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:08 pm

If a snake is very freshly killed it is best to sever the head before picking
it up as the nervous system may still be active and the dead snake may
still deliver a bite.

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IT!
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Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:22 pm

Siobain wrote:Bishop, close enough. You are[/color] IT!


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A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)
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Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)

Unread postby Siobain » Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:24 pm

Sorry Bishop, just ignore me when I do this... :lol:
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Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:42 pm

:naughty: :big_eyes: I've learned looong ago that it is not safe to ignore a woman... :twisted:
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Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)

Unread postby Siobain » Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:49 pm

I see you have been well trained. :lol: :wink:
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Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:02 pm

Still paying it off... :whistle:
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Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)

Unread postby Siobain » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:05 pm

An easy one for all the bush walkers out there.

When bitten by a venomous snake, why should you not elevate the wound
above the heart?
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Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)

Unread postby Timepilot » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:06 am

A wound is usually elevated to prevent blood loss by using gravitational flow abck towards the body mass. In the case of a snakebite this will simply ensure faster envenomation. Current snake bite practice would be to bind with a broad bandage firmly (about the same as you would for a sprained ankle) as much of the limb as possible or the area if not a limb and immobilise - whole body if possible. No Rambo cutting etc.!!

OQ so I can safely answer this one without becoming IT if I get it right :?
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Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)

Unread postby jaapvandijk » Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:10 pm

That sounds so sensible TP!
Any experience with it?! :D

I go with your answer!
Watching the slow flow of the river. A continues movement of water down towards the ocean. Like blood flowing through a vein, keeping the body alive.

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Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)

Unread postby iNkwazi » Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:20 pm

I also agree with TP.

Do not elevate the affected area above the heart, as this promotes circulation from the wound to the heart and lungs. Do not place the bite below the heart either, as this increases swelling. Keep the affected area level with the heart.
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Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)

Unread postby Siobain » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:23 pm

Thanks Timepilot, Jaap and iNkwazi :thumbs_up: You all win the prize :clap:
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Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)

Unread postby Timepilot » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:42 am

Any experience with it?!


Not personally, no, had a couple of close shaves but never a bite - but we had a mad German working with us on a pipeline once who was enamoured with snakes. He got bitten on the calf and we did as described. We did'nt know what the snake was as it gapped fairly quickly and his description could have been a couple of snakes - harlequin or coral (did'nt help that his English was not the best) - and got him off to the hospital fairly quickly. Turned out to be nothing majorily venomous in the end. :hmz:
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Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)

Unread postby Siobain » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:54 pm

Lost in the northern Sahara desert, you have just finished the last of your
water. Besides your empty water bottle, all you have are the clothes on
your back and a pair of sneekers.

You eventually come across an oasis depression with a huge rock formation
from which a sheet of water is seeping. You notice the plant life is Nerium
oleander so you know you cannot dig aroung the roots or extract moisture
from the plants as they are highly poisonous.

The water on the rock face has no drip formation for you to re-fill your water
bottle, so, how do you get the bottle filled?

There is no wrong or right answer to this, I'm just looking for a little creativity.
Which one of us will survive this scenario?
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Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)

Unread postby Hugh » Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:03 pm

Take off your Tshirt or most absorbant piece of clothingyou have .soak or mop up the water and then suck on the Tshirt. !!!
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