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QuickClot and The Shooter. - "Brown Powder"

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by usmarine0352_2005, Apr 6, 2007.

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  1. usmarine0352_2005

    usmarine0352_2005 Member

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    Newbie222 asked about the "brown powder" that Mark Wahlberg puts on his wound in teh movie.

    It's called "Quick Clot" and may have another name.

    It's relatively new. But it works great. It dries out the water in the blood I believe, thus promoting quick almost instant clotting of the wound so you don't bleed out.

    I know their using it in Iraq right now.
     
  2. fattsgalore

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    QuikClot spelled exactly like that is the trade mark name. The chemical it's self is called something else. It's been around for soem time in medical sponges and dressings. It's a life saver in today's military.
    I googled it a while ago for a project.
     
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    Doctors are fun to make fun of, but thank God for them.

     
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    Kotex and Tampax are also excellent field-expedient solutions.

    With Quikclot, etc., I'd worry possibly about something hitting the bloodstream, and then causing a CVA...

    Then again, if it's bad enough...
     
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    im not even sure how but I have a package of quickclot that was sent to my by the MFR as a sample. I must have clicked a link for it somewhere.
    its in my first aid kit hoping I never need it.
     
  6. psyopspec

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    According to my sources, it's a last resort in lieu of being able to apply pressure. Drop it in casually on a wound that could be treated with actual pressure, and not only do the docs have to treat a GSW, they also get the pleasure of going through a chemical burn to get to it.
     
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    Hmm....Sounds like styptic powder, which has been around for many years. (Also used to be available as a styptic pencil, for shaving cuts).

    I've kept some around for years (mostly for my dogs), although I guess I better replace it as I can't find it in the "First Aid Drawer"......Available at any drugstore.....
     
  8. NukemJim

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    If I am not mistaked QuickClot now comes in a new form packet instead of power and a lower temperature of reaction. Supposedly significantly better but I have no firem data

    NukemJim
     
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