I've heard about this technique using a piece of string, but not this exact method. Pretty cool! Now I have 2 more simple items to add to my DIY first aid kit.
"Prepared NOT Scared!" RWM
One of the most common injuries in the world is a hand injury.
In normal, day to day situations, a broken finger, gash, cut, or sprain to your hand is frustrating.
(I know, I have a tendency to mangle my hands on a weekly basis and the scars to prove it!)
But in a survival situation, the condition of your hands and feet can be the deciding factor between surviving and not.
And if you wear a wedding ring, things can go from bad to worse very quickly.
As your finger swells the ring cuts off circulation and if you dont get the ring off fast, you could lose a finger.
My buddy Nick from prepcabin.com sent me this video that he ran across.
It shows a very interesting and effective way to remove a ring from a swollen finger.
Check it out below.
From Nick :
Every now and then a ring gets stuck on my finger and its pretty scary. I live about 20 minutes from an ER but I also dont want it cut off.
A trick Ive used for years is soap or another lubricant to slip the ring off but it can still be very painful to remove the ring, and can damage the tissues of your finger. And if swelling is too bad it doesnt work at all!
I came across this video on Facebook and I wanted to share it with you now.