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#1

mbasko
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12 August 2017 08:42 am

Good snake bite kit available here:
https://survivalfirstaid.worldsecuresys … e-bite-kit
Pretty good value considering the smart bandages are around $20 each. Handy pack that can attach to your belt/harness/backpack etc.
Ordered one this morning to replace/update mine after it got wet. Was looking for some smart bandages & found it. Pre-orders only at the moment with shipping due 19th Aug.
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LC76
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12 August 2017 11:21 am

That actually looks like a bloody good kit and pretty cheap for what you get. thumbsup

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Simmo
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12 August 2017 05:36 pm

That is indeed a good price mate, thanks for posting.

On the smart bandages, we had/have normal compression bandages in our kits and vehicles.
After I tended to an 8 year old that got bitten by a snae some time ago, the paramedics just bandaged over my bandage, and said we'd done a good job with the compression. I said, yeah, I was monitoring his toes all the time for swelling etc.
Any way he showed me one of the bandages and said, hey all guesss work gone....
I agreed and now have them in our kits too.
Quite dear, but you can get them sub $20 if you look around. And like really, whats $20 when youre dealing with a snake bite....

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12 August 2017 07:50 pm

I've got a couple of the snake bite bandages, but might grab this just for the car/house when we move rural.

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12 August 2017 10:31 pm

Good looking bit of kit I'll suss it out a bit more if it fits the bill I'll grab a few.

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13 August 2017 01:27 am

Not a bad looking kit at all. We get a lot of Brown snakes and whilst we have plenty of bandages in the first aid kit would be good to have something like this ready to grab in the event someone does get bitten. Quick and easy with no thinking about what you need required, no tipping the first aid kit upside down looking for what you need while in a panic.


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Dogmatic
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13 August 2017 01:57 am

Here is pretty much the same kit for $8 cheaper.

http://www.sssafe.com.au/first-aid-kits


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mbasko
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13 August 2017 09:08 am

Dogmatic wrote:

Here is pretty much the same kit for $8 cheaper.

http://www.sssafe.com.au/first-aid-kits

When I add postage it's 0.70c dearer tongue lol


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14 August 2017 01:17 am

Bloody hell. I didn't even check postage cost. Not surprised though the way some people gouge you on the postage.
Thanks for letting us know. Some times the good deals aren't as good as they first look.


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16 August 2017 02:57 pm

You can buy the Smart Bandages here for $14.95...

http://www.sssafe.com.au/first-aid-kits … rt-bandage

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iamagoldenoldie2
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08 September 2017 03:43 am

I bought a couple of snake bite kits from the snakeman, he travels Australia doing the 4wd shows and has a large tent where he shows you the types of snakes likely to be encountered in the bush , and his kits are $10 in a bright orange pack with the pressure or elastic bandage inside but he sells out real quick at the shows, think he comes from queensland

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Ded Driver
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06 March 2019 04:13 pm

thought i would add an update to this thread
these kits are used by some mining comnpanies in remote areas. It includes snakebite bandages
K55 High Risk Remote Area First Aid Kit Softpack
currently on sale at $147.00 (down from $245.00) not cheap but is a good kit
https://firstaidkitsaustralia.com.au/fi … gJY9vD_BwE
then theres this one, a bit more affordable, & compact enough to hook on your belt or backpack
https://www.survivalfirstaidkits.net.au/snake-bite-kit

also an update on the snakebite 'smart bandages' (they have rectangles that stretch to square when the right pressure is applied)
now $19.95 ea, so a kit that includes 1 or 2 can make these better value
https://www.survivalfirstaidkits.net.au … ke-bandage

Last edited by Ded Driver (06 March 2019 04:18 pm)


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11 April 2019 12:05 am

thinking about easter camping & found an interesting bit on snake repellents.
http://www.wildlifeanimalcontrol.com/ho … snake.html
Interesting tip I never knew (from the above)
"Snake Repellants for the Home - One such natural snake repellent can be made by mixing equal amounts of freshly smashed garlic and rock salt. Sprinkle the mixture around the house or around the area where you do not want the snakes to enter. If you have a severe problem with snakes slithering up around your home all of the time, you can use a handful of the garlic and rock salt mixture to throw at the head of the snake. This will cause the snake to lose consciousness; it will not kill it. However, you must still be very careful in removing the snake as the time period for which it will remain unconscious cannot be predicted and varies from one snake to another."
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You would have to be fairly close to accurately land a good amount on its head ... I don't think I will try that! skull

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11 April 2019 10:19 am

Come on DD, April 1st passed 10 days ago. lol playful


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11 April 2019 12:46 pm

Are we talking about snakes or vampires DD?? smile

I bought a couple of the smart snake bite bandages and I stash them in the old battery pouch around the back on the Minelab Harness. I realized once I had bought a control box cover from Double D that had the battery compartment on the side, that I had some extra room to store stuff. I keep my Prospecting Licence and two snake bite bandages in it just in case I get bitten either way argh


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11 April 2019 03:25 pm

Nightjar wrote:

Come on DD, April 1st passed 10 days ago. lol playful

Haha im not serious ... But i think the author is!
100 poop


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17 September 2020 08:08 pm

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Regulator-S … 2305459111

Here’s another snakebite kit with 2 of the smart bandages. Different brand but same thing, have rectangles printed on them that stretch to squares when the tension is correct. $19.90 shipped. I’ve seen this kit w “regulator” branding on other sites for $40+.


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13 May 2021 09:11 am

Sorry to bring this old thread back to the top, but looking through some of the links mentioned, I found that the High Risk Remote Area first aid kit
( https://firstaidkitsaustralia.com.au/k5 … st-aid-kit ) is now on sale for $99.50 and thought it might be of interest to somebody....

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13 May 2021 09:28 am

This is prety popular in America at the moment.
Will be interesting to see if it actually does remove even the smallest amount of venom.1620858452_screenshot_20210513-082350_messages_copy_768x1579.jpg


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13 May 2021 09:50 am

PLEASE READ THIS AS WELL

https://www.snakebitefoundation.org/blo … extractors


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13 May 2021 10:30 am

Jaros wrote:

Interesting article mate.
Especially all the reviews at the bottom.


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13 May 2021 11:07 am

Smoky bandit wrote:
Jaros wrote:

Interesting article mate.
Especially all the reviews at the bottom.

I think I would need to see far more scientific research before I came to any solid conclusion..

With regards to the people who say it works, on what type of snake? How can they be sure the bite wasn't dry ect?

With regards the boffins who say it doesn't work or offers no advantage, how much research has been done and on what types of snake bite? Maybe it works better on the bites of short fanged species for instance? Perhaps it only it only removes a small amount of venom, but that could be enough to improve a person's chances of survival? Finally, it may also depend how soon after the initial bite the extractor is applied?

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