How to Stop Bleeding Quickly
using Black Pepper or Cayenne Pepper
It may seem a bit strange, but by adding these simple ingredients to your EDC or bugout will help in a case of minor cuts.
A small bottle of ground up black pepper seeds or some ground cayenne pepper gives you an instant dispenser to administer directly onto a small open wound.
Both the black or cayenne pepper
will not sting
or hurt the patient in any way either.
Once the pepper is over the wound, press it firmly into the wound itself. Wrap the wound as best you can, with whatever you have to hand - obviously the more sterile the better.
This method is very simple and straightforward, and will definitely help to stop any bleeding from a smaller wound.
It is also very handy to know, as most knife cut wounds occur in the kitchen, the very same place you would keep some black or cayenne pepper.!
But when talking survival, actually making sure you are carrying all the essentials is not easy. In fact, it's pretty much impossible. So we do the best we can under given circumstances.
Ensuring there's enough food and water are a big concern, unfortunately there are many areas where you can fall short and by not having one bit of equipment, you can ruin your survival chances.
Not having a good water filter system is a obvious, number one concern, but, In a survival situation one of the worse thing that can happen is sustaining an injury.
Everything else becomes irrelevant if you are not able to move about. Sourcing food and water would become almost impossible.
A bad fall or a laceration is something that requires immediate treatment - but a large open cut that is bleeding, is far more serious and requires treatment to halt that bleeding as soon as possible.
Stop Bleeding Quickly
With Black Or Cayenne Pepper
What you put in you 1st aid kit is personal to you and your needs. These will all differ slightly from another persons emergency kit.
But generally most things items in any kit remain constant - by that, I mean the bandaging, wraps, medication etc. However, I consider that Blood Clotting Agents are generally an item that you simply must add to your first aid emergency gear.
You can get smaller, more specific, trauma kits like the 'QuickClot Trauma Kit' shown here. But it will not include most of the emergency 1st aid equipment you have in your own kit.
These kits are very specific and designed mainly for stopping bleeding as fast as possible in an emergency.
Something like this is well worth considering if you have room in you survival pack.
It is also a very useful item to include in your car survival kit.
The individual clotting kits like the 'Celox or WoundClot' are designed to give very fast clotting and are in the form of a bandage type, sterile, non-woven gauze that is impregnated with a clotting agent. The gauze can be use to treat any bleeding wound anywhere on the body.
They are a 'one off' treatment and will stop bleeding quickly - It's well worth packing at least one these in your kit. Even better is to ensure every member of your group has one.
Using black pepper or cayenne pepper to help stop bleeding is tried and tested bushcraft survival skill.
However, to the best of my knowledge it is not a medically approved or endorsed method.
I have used it and all I can say is it worked fine for me, with no stinging or irritation.
Obviously for a bigger wound the blood clotting pads are your first choice - but we are talking survival and prioritising the use of essential equipment where possible.
Don't get caught out - get prepared first.