Tag Archives: Sutures

Three Dollars to Building a Suturing Capable First Aid Kit

Straight Needle Suture

Three Dollars Will Cover Your First Aid Kit Suturing Needs Suturing wounds closed is one of the easiest and rewarding skills a prepper can learn, and for $3 a person, it’s an inexpensive way to dramatically increase the functional capacity of your first aid kit. It’s time well spent, and adds another valuable contribution you bring to your group.  Practice […]

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Treating a Wound but Super Glue Won’t Work? Use a Skin Stapler!

surgical staplers

Skin Staplers Offer a Quick and Easy Alternative to Sutures & Superglue Our superglue instead of stitches post showed you when and when you can’t repair a cut with super glue. For instance, at times glue might get inside the wound and prohibit it from healing. In others, the edges of the laceration might have too much tension on them […]

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When Can You Skip Sutures and Close a Wound with Superglue?

superglue vs. sutures

What made doctors think they could throw out their sutures, and just superglue wounds back together? In this post we’ll see it was an accidental consequence of WWII. While rarely does something useful emerge from war, in the case of super glue… it did. Our story begins with those airborne cowboys of WWII. You know the ones. Barely out of high school and […]

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Learn to Repair Lacerations with this Easy Suturing Technique!

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Commonly known as “putting in stitches,” repairing wounds by suturing them back together is not complicated. And if you choose to use a straight needle – it’s even simpler. In this post we’ll show you how to repair lacerations the simple and easy way. Best of all, our technique requires almost no equipment and takes only minutes to learn and […]

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