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ZipStitch: This Advanced Wound Closure Device Works Wonders in the Wilderness

With this nifty product, you no longer have to stitch yourself up out in the woods.

There's no scarier feeling than severely injuring yourself when you're alone in the wilderness.

You only have yourself to turn to for help, so you better know what you're doing. If you don't, you could find yourself in some trouble.

Most people don't know where to start when it comes to medical treatment as serious as stitches, which is why a quick wound closure method is so useful.

A single ZipStitch won't solve all your problems, nor will it offer surgical-quality performance, but it will hold you over until you're within hospital range.

Watch the videos below to see for yourself:

As you can see in the second video, ZipStitch recommends packing gauze with this product to clean the wound and prevent infection, even for minor lacerations.

Every outdoorsman should try to fall into the habit of bringing gauze on every expedition, especially for situations where you'd need a product like the ZipStitch.

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The video also recommends washing your hands and getting the bleeding under control first, then drying the wound and the area around it. This is where gauze is your best friend.

Stick the ZipStitch on top of the wound with each sticky strip running parallel the laceration. Once it's securely stuck to your skin, close the wound by pulling the zip ties, and then cut the loose ends so you don't get them caught on anything.

Finally, you cover up the wound closure and quick-stitch product with a large protective bandage that will keep and dirt or debris from the wound.

Before hitting the wilderness, everyone should pack a first aid kit that has a ZipStitch, gauze, alcohol wipes and a protective gauze pad. However, it's also worthwhile to pack lighter adhesive bandages, like Band-Aids, for the skin closure of minor cuts. I also recommend keeping an effective wound closure treatment in your glove box.

Sports medicine surgeons even use them. Doctors say they have excellent cosmetic outcomes. The ZipStitch makes a great gift for loved ones who enjoy the outdoors. They will feel more at ease knowing they have a simple tool to treat cuts or close wounds in the event of an emergency. For more wound care supplies like ZipStitch and Ethicon, visit Amazon or Walmart.

This post was originally published on February 19, 2019.