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  • Birthday 01/05/1991

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  1. That sounds a lot better to me! I’m actually looking to move to midlands in a few years
  2. I’m lucky enough to work out of the sunny sea side town of Southend
  3. ChrisJpainter, I agree a "basic first aid/first aid at work" courses would not be suitable for most of the circumstances that can occur for a lot of shooters/hunters/woodsman, There are courses targeted towards certain types of scenarios exactly like you attended, with trainers who understand the complications that arise. I am genuinely glad to see people are taking time to learn medical skills such as advanced first aid. With regards to the Celox and Tourniquets yes 1000% only when a pressure dressing and direct firm pressure is not stemming the bleeding, My expression of concern is that sometimes people are quick to jump to Celox/tourniquets when they are simply not needed.
  4. Correct, Typically raise the limb above the heart if possible and apply direct pressure. once a Tourniquet is on time starts ticking down before complete loss of that limb, Celox has the same problem
  5. First aid kits should be a must, I carry a first aid kit and a complete trauma pack shooting and carry it in my car all the time otherwise, I honestly believe it should be taught in school and every car should have to carry a first aid kit. unfortunately most shoots are remote in location, and as soon as guns are mentioned to 999 a lot of assumptions can be made delaying ambulance's or help. A fairly basic kit should cover must problems, Tick removers are great and universal for both Pooch and Man, I would add something to clean cuts with for example sterile water (eye wash) for cuts, grazes and eye care. when hunting I would also recommend hand sanitizer and maybe a few pairs of single use gloves. As for your chainsaw I would look a tourniquets and pressure bandages, As ChrisJPainter suggest. Celox and other haemostatic agents are great by often incorrectly used.
  6. Thank you I did suspect they would be vastly different, I’ve watched them dive and twitch with such ease which is something I guess with time you get better with, just trying to gauge if I would be successful decoying
  7. Hi all, I have spent some time with the search function but don’t seem to find an answer to my question, but I apologise if this has already been asked. I am curious to know how different wild pigeons are to shot, In comparison to a normal automatic clay? Thanks
  8. Hello, I'm new to this site too, so welcome, seems to be a lot more people from Essex than I thought,
  9. Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and wanted to introduce myself, I'm from Leigh-on-sea, Essex love shooting and tend to only shoot clays at the moment, got my sgc and insurance all sorted and as It was my uncle who got me in to shooting I don't have many people to shoot with at the moment, looking to get into pigeon shooting as appeals to me soo much more than formal drives, just learning about the sport and hoping to get a few days under my belt before getting permission and making promises I can't kept to land owners. Thanks
  10. Hi, I believe you can book it in anywhere within reasonable distance, your right you can't take it to London if it's registered in Scotland but if your collecting it from London you should be okay to drive it to Scotland,my advice is don't! If the tyres are illegal it won't matter where the mot is being tested it's still 3 points a tyre, also you should check as most insurance won't pay out in the event of a crash, your better of getting it mot close to where the car is as possible Hope that helps
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