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Making Your Own Chitosan Bandages
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For those that don't know Chitosan bandages are bandages that basically clot your wounds; they're generally good for major arterial bleeding. Chitosan is what is in Celox and Celox bandages.

Anyway, I found this article awhile ago, and thought it would be good to share; I downloaded the whole thing, and in a bad situation, or even to prepare, it might be good to know how to make these yourself; any areas that sell Celox are going to be looted early; I doubt people will be at the health food store fighting you for a bottle of Chitosan capsules.

Anyway, link: http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-You...ges/#step1

WARNING: DO NOT USE IF ALLERGIC TO SHELLFISH!
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Oh sure, where were you yesterday when I bought 3 Quick Clot packages. Wink
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I was just reading through the link and his disclaimer and something just popped into my head from a really long time ago.  I remember reading about Chitosan when they were first doing research on it in the mid 80's.  At the time they were talking about using it as a coating for fresh fruits and veggies instead of the wax that they're still apparently using.  I'm wondering if the whole vegan movement kept it from being used that way.
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(09-14-2012, 12:01 PM)streaker69 Wrote: I was just reading through the link and his disclaimer and something just popped into my head from a really long time ago.  I remember reading about Chitosan when they were first doing research on it in the mid 80's.  At the time they were talking about using it as a coating for fresh fruits and veggies instead of the wax that they're still apparently using.  I'm wondering if the whole vegan movement kept it from being used that way.


It probably wasn't cost effective or they were concerned about people with allergies to shellfish. The wikipedia page doesn't even mention that they stopped using it (if they did): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitosan

Oh and disclaimer about these I need to add: DO NOT USE IF ALLERGIC TO SHELLFISH!
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(09-14-2012, 12:25 PM)AK47sForAll Wrote:
(09-14-2012, 12:01 PM)streaker69 Wrote: I was just reading through the link and his disclaimer and something just popped into my head from a really long time ago.  I remember reading about Chitosan when they were first doing research on it in the mid 80's.  At the time they were talking about using it as a coating for fresh fruits and veggies instead of the wax that they're still apparently using.  I'm wondering if the whole vegan movement kept it from being used that way.


It probably wasn't cost effective. The wikipedia page doesn't even mention that they stopped using it (if they did): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitosan

Oh and disclaimer about these I need to add: DO NOT USE IF ALLERGIC TO SHELLFISH!


It wasn't that they had used it for that, but that was one of the intended uses.  I believe that they were also planning on making a type of plastic out of it.  Remember though, I read about this in a Popular Science article probably more than 20 years ago.  I hadn't even given it much thought until I read the disclaimer on that link.

If I can find a local source for Dry Ice, I might actually make some of these.
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Thanks for posting!  Good to know.
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#7
Great resource.  Thanks for posting it.
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I found a source for Dry Ice here in Lancaster, I'm going to give them a call on monday and check out prices for 3 to 5 lbs so I can give this a try.

Had to chuckle after finding the address, there's only one place apparently that sells it, and it's the same place that many years ago where I was working for the summer as a company gopher, I was sent out to pick up a ton of ice.  Just to get back to the company and find out they underestimated how much they needed and I had to make a quick trip to the Getty Mart to buy up all the ice they had on hand.  Good times....
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Be very careful with the source of chitosan.

Make certain it has been radiation sterilized.
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#10
Just a heads up , found a decent deal on quik clot here. http://www.buyemp.com/ Got 10- 25gram pads for $9.65 each.
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