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Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by fedorthedog, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. fedorthedog

    fedorthedog Monkey++

    Had surgery yesterday and am moving slow. This lead to me thinking has anyone planned to move wounded with a stretcher or casualty blanker? If so what?
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Moving slow maybe, but thinking fast. Good question. What do any of us have that might be useful as a stretcher? Space blankets? Inflatable beach mattresses? Parts and pieces that could be assembles as a travois? Garden carts? Sleeping bags?
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  3. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    couple cut poles, 2x4's, cuesticks or lengths of pipe with:

    grass rope woven like a large fishnet

    coats tied between

    blankets stretched between

    twigs wattled between

    tanned hide stretched between
  4. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Standard EMS Backboard Kit, here, and a Stokes with blankets, left over from the Old Days.... and a previous Life..... ..... YMMV....
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  5. Gunny Highway

    Gunny Highway Hard Work and Sacrifice blessed by God's Grace Site Supporter

  6. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    I have an old military surplus canvas and wood stretcher. It hangs out in a corner. A standard camping cot will work in a pinch also. I also have sawhorses to set the stretcher handles on to raise a person to waist height for any emergency medical attention. YMMV.
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