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Anyone Buying This Backcountry Snake Bite Vacuum Pump Venom Extractor?

Any snake bite experts out there want to chime in on the efficacy of sucking venom out of wound?  I thought it was more important not to get your heart rate up and to get medical attention ASAP but maybe having a device like the Sawyer Products B4 Extractor Pump Kit ($14.48 Amazon) in your pack if you’re traveling through snake country would be worthwhile precaution. Here’s what you get:

  • Small, reusable vacuum pump helps draw venom from below your skin in 1 quick motion; pump is easy to use with 1 hand
  • Kit includes Extractor pump, alcohol prep pads, adhesive bandages, sting care wipes, razor (for hair removal), and instruction manual- 2 Packs total.

“The pump has been used successfully for over 30 years as an adjunct in the treatment of snake bites and for bee sting venom removal. The pump is not a replacement for quickly seeking professional medical treatment. The victim should also be taken to a hospital for further examination and medical treatment. The Extractor Pump is also a safe and useful first aid device for treating bee and wasp stings as well as spider, scorpion, fly, or mosquito bites.

* If used immediately after bite or sting; seek medical attention if you suspect a Brown Recluse or Black Widow bite.”

Effective Treatment for Bites from:

  • Snakes*
  • Bees
  • Wasps
  • Hornets
  • Spiders
  • Ants
  • Mosquitoes
  • Ticks
  • Flies
  • Scorpions

Continue learning more about this backcountry snake bite vacuum pump venom extractor here.

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October 20, 2023

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