Minor cuts and bruises are an inevitable part of every adventure. You can’t just go in the mountains without suffering a minor injury. Unfortunately, sometimes you end up dealing with a deep cut, and band-aids can’t help you stop the bleeding.
That’s why you should try the ZipStich. It is an instant solution to your problem, and it’s safe for use.
“Introducing ZipStitch™, the only surgical-quality wound closure device available without a prescription. It is completely non-invasive and easy to use, wherever you may be.
ZipStitch enables you to treat cuts with hospital-grade technology when you can’t get to an ER for stitches. Continue your outdoor activities with less interruption and avoid the potential pain, hassle and out-of-pocket costs associated with a trip for stitches,” reads the explanation on the official website.
ZipStich is an instant aid made from four zip-ties connected through two adhesive bandages. All you have to do is pull the zip-ties and shut the wound. It is a genius invention and works well for every wound. You should also know that the ZipStich can protect the wound and promote the healing for up to 7 days.
Here is how to use it:
“For any wound care treatment, cleaning and drying the area is a critical first step. It helps prevent infection and helps to ensure that the adhesive for the device will hold. Important! Properly clean wound and control bleeding prior to applying!
- Very important: As with any adhesive bandage, the area must be dry for adhesive to stick properly.
- Remove clear liner.
- Center device on wound and press firmly on the skin.
- Remove the paper frame.
- Hold lock in place and pull strap to tension. Repeat for each strap. Do not over-tighten. If the device is overtightened, remove and replace with another device.
- Cut each strap as short as possible by lifting loop and cutting close to lock housing.”
ZipStich is created for emergency situations. if your injury is serious, you have to consult a doctor. You should consult your doctor before using it in order to prevent infections and speed up the healing process.
If you go out camping, make sure you have the ZipStich in your backpack. You should also have enough food, maps, flashlights and batteries. According to the Red Cross, you should also have the following items in your backpack:
- 25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
- 1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)
- 2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)
- 2 hydrocortisone ointment packets (approximately 1 gram each)
- 5 antibiotic ointment packets (approximately 1 gram)
- 5 antiseptic wipe packets
- 2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each)
- 1 blanket (space blanket)
- 1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve)
- 1 roller bandage (3 inches wide)
- 1 roller bandage (4 inches wide)
- 5 sterile gauze pads (3 x 3 inches)
- 5 sterile gauze pads (4 x 4 inches)
- Oral thermometer (non-mercury/nonglass)
- 2 triangular bandages
- 1 instant cold compress
- 2 pair of nonlatex gloves (size: large)
Source: Healthy Food House