You Need To Help A Hunting Companion With A Deep, Open Chest Wound. What Should You Do First?

In hunting, accidents and injuries can occur at any point in time. You need to always be ready to help yourself as well as your companions. Even though you might be carrying the first-aid kit but not always, you will be able to get the contents which you need.

That is why at times it might so happen that your companions might need your help. The situations can get pretty confusing and dangerous. That is why it is a good idea to be prepared in advance. We will today shed some light on one such event.


You need to help a hunting companion with a deep, open chest wound. What should you do first?

The 1st and foremost thing which you should do is to cover the wound with your palm. This will ensure that the bleeding has slow down. In the meantime, you can search for a bandage. The bandage will help you in restricting the blood flow almost completely. However, until you find the bandage, it is important to cover it with the palm of your hand. Only once you are able to do that, you will be able to get the time to search for a bandage as well.

theHunter: Call of the Wild - PlayStation 4You just need to make sure that you are cleaning your hand in advance. Only when your hand is clean, there will be no infection of any kind. That is why you have to make sure that your hand is entirely clean.

At the same point in time, you have to ensure that you are using a completely fresh bandage. When you’re using a completely fresh bandage, it will be able to provide adequate protection to your companion.

Once you have stalled the blood flow, thereafter it is important to look at the extent of the wound and the medicines which might be needed. In most of the cases, a painkiller will always be needed. With the help of the painkiller, you will be able to provide some kind of a relief to your companion. You have to understand this point and thereafter only you have to use the painkiller.

Big Game Hunting and Collecting In East Africa, 1903-1926 (Peter Capstick's Library)Also, since the wound is deep, instead of just relying on the bandage, once you have applied the bandage, it is time to gain some help. Only a proper medical professional will be able to pull your companion out of danger. Once the bandage is done, it is a good idea to call for help. You can use your satellite radio or you can head over to the nearest settlement if you know their whereabouts. In most of the cases, the emergency contacts will be listed in the instruction manual which you are following or in the park entry pamphlet which you have got.

Thus, when your companion is suffering from a deep wound, it is a much better idea to 1st block it with the palm of your hand and later on, cover it with the bandage. This will ensure that the blood loss is limited and you are able to wait for some help.