Snakes on a Plain

Leo A. Martin
Sat, 02 Nov 2013 22:40:18 PDT
> Pressure bandage is required for all toxic
> Australian snakes...

On my next bulb hunting expedition to Australia, if I find myself in the wild, for
example in the plains where the yellow Crinum grow, and I encounter a poisonous snake, I
would like to know how to use one of these devices. But first-aid terminology in the US
seems to be somehow different than in Australia, and here a pressure bandage would be a
wide bandage applied over a wound to stanch bleeding, so would you mind explaining what
"pressure bandage" means in Australia? We might save a lot of bulb hunter's lives with
this information.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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