KentsOkay wrote:I immediately thought about calling 911, but once we got to the T stop and got her out of her jeans, things seemed to be going a lot better.
Shiner86 wrote:Very nice! Perhaps you could put the maps in a plastic baggy, though?
ironraven wrote:Not a fan of the lensatic for general purpose, but it works.
ironraven wrote:>2 AA Maglite; LED conversion?
ironraven wrote:-Whistle, but no mirror, here or in BoB
-at least an emergency poncho?
-between the two, didn't see a spoon or spork, or did I miss it?
ironraven wrote:Since it looks like a woods kit, not a black top kit, no need for some of the gizmos I like to have,. But I would suggest a silcock key.
Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman wrote:It looks nice, just don't venture too far off the trail.
There are rough men out there that might want your ammo pouch or Cliff bars.
Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman wrote:You must try the SHTF or the Ghurka trail someday! LMAO.
joshtheawesome09 wrote:Slighty OT, but Woods Walker, I like the derringer, what caliber is that?
Woods Walker wrote:Veritas.
One thing I forgot to mention is the whistle integral in the male sternum buckle. It comes standard with most Osprey packs including the Daylite as mine has it, so the one attached to the front pocket’s hook is redundant.
Mary Ann Potts, of Motley County, was hospitalized at Covenant Care Hospital after she was bitten by a rattlesnake at her home, 20 miles east of Floydada, Sunday, June 2.
According to Potts, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Sunday, she went outside to drain the "kiddie pool" for her children. "I picked up the pool and the snake was nestled under it," said Potts. "It bit me on the foot and I dropped the pool and hollered. I said some words that children shouldn't hear."
Potts said the wound bled a little but that almost immediately she felt a deep ache in her foot.
"It was excruciating pain," said Potts.
Potts mother-in-law, Marisue Potts, was outside and ran into the house to get Mary Ann's husband, Jim. "Jim came out and smashed the snake's head with a 2X4," said Mary Ann. "Then he brought the snake with us. The hospital said that was a good thing to do because it was better to see the type of snake so they can give you the right anti-venom."
Ice was applied to the wound and then Potts headed to Floydada. "We called the emergency room at Methodist Hospital and they called EMS in Floydada and told them to meet us at the Lighthouse Electric intersection. The helicopter was also dispatched. We met EMS at Lighthouse and I was loaded onto the ambulance."
Potts said that no chances were taken with the snake. "They told me just to be safe they wanted a police officer to come shoot the snake and make very certain it was dead. So they did."
Potts said within an hour she was in the emergency room at Methodist. Within 1 1/2 hours she was being given anti-venom.
"The pain was so bad that the little bit of morphine they gave me was not enough. The pain medicine did not start working until Monday," said Potts.
According to Potts the swelling moved from her foot to her thigh. "It swelled for 18 hours but it has stopped now," said Potts. "Although the swelling moved--the pain did not . Luckily they did not have to cut me open to stop the swelling."
Potts said she may get to go home on Thursday or Friday.
The rattlesnake, according to Potts, was 5 or 6 buttons in size. "I don't know if that is considered small or not."
Potts has three boys, 3 years, 6 years and 9 years. "I am so glad it did not get my children--that would have been terrible."
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