These specialty bandages are super easy to apply, easy to use, and could possibly save your life. If this technology was around in the civil war it would have saved nearly 460,000 soldiers. These are extreme days we live in and the next disaster could strike any time. These bandages can replace suchers if a hospital is not around. Hemophiliacs can use these bandages to easily stop external bleeds.
How It Works:
Chitosan Is a positively charged polysaccharide that attracts blood cells which are negatively charged. This attraction causes an extreme adherence when in contact with blood. The red blood cells form a very tight coherent seal over the wound as they are drawn into the bandage.
If you suffer from hemophilia you can use these bandages to stop bleeding quickly.
These bandages can be useful in many situations such as: hiking, biking, construction worksite, over seas missionary work, or any other dangerous activity.
I am not responsible to any damage you may cause yourself or any other when use of any item in this instructable. Chitosan is a bio product from shell fish and I am not responsible if you have an allergic reaction to the substance. You must be 18 or older (or under adult supervision) to complete this instructable successfully
Step 1: Supplies
Gauze pads (your choice in size)
Vinegar 4% acidity (its usually the cheaper stuff)
Small Containers such as Rubbermaid
Dry ice (3-5 lbs depending on amount of bandages)
Small Cooler or Medium Plastic Container
Food Plastic Wrap
You can get the Chitosan Tablets at a low price here:
I like this brand because it is in a gelatin capsule which makes for easy removal of the powder.
These tablets also contain chromium which is another benefit to the bandage
Cookie Cooling Rack or Chicken Fencing
Heavy leather Work Gloves
Needle Nose Pliers or Surgical Forceps
Drill or Sharp Knife