Banged my leg on a rock and received a minor cut on my shin. But you'd never have known it was minor, there was so much blood I was worried I'd bleed out. But within the five minutes it took be to sit down and roll up my pants, it already stopped bleeding. http://chipwalsh.org/CCW/BloodyCut.jpg
The blood got in and on my hiking boot. I'm sure the exterior can be cleaned up, but blood also got on the soft material of the inner tongue and cuff where it can not just be wiped off. I'm worried that if camped in bear country the dried blood will be a bear attractant.
Any suggestions for cleaning? Or, should I just toss the boots, which I'd hate to do because they are in otherwise good shape and hiking boots are pricey?
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Posted by: mcimes on Oct-18-13 12:37 PM (EST)
Doesnt peroxide remove blood stains?
Posted by: remeny on Oct-18-13 12:38 PM (EST)
I'm fairly certain bears are not attracted to the scent of blood. Had you spilled tuna on your boots, that may be a cause for concern.
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-18-13 12:39 PM (EST)
You could really confuse an Englishman .|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Oct-18-13 1:05 PM (EST)
... with talk like that, referring to your "bloody boot" and all. Naturally, that's a shoe that you don't like, right?
Posted by: pilotwingz on Oct-18-13 7:30 PM (EST)
..... ouch again !!
Posted by: Steve_in_Idaho on Oct-19-13 1:04 AM (EST)
Looks like it raised a pretty good welt too!
Posted by: t.george on Oct-19-13 8:33 AM (EST)
I mean, REALLY???
Fruity stale pastries|
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-19-13 2:40 PM (EST)
Peroxide worked for my carpet|
Posted by: Kocho on Oct-19-13 2:35 PM (EST)
I recently had an odd accident at home, where I stepped on a toothpick that was sitting point-up in the thick kitchen carpet. The darn thing went in quite deep and when I took it out blood sprayed forcefully out. I suppose it hit a small artery. It was amusing to watch for a few seconds, but the mess was getting bigger by the second so I quickly pressure bandaged it and it stopped bleeding very soon.
Keep it out of the ocean.|
Posted by: magooch on Oct-19-13 9:43 PM (EST)
The boot may not attract bears, but sharks are another matter.
this guy had blood on his boot|
Posted by: leighrobin on Oct-22-13 8:21 PM (EST)
Posted by: booztalkin on Oct-23-13 9:18 AM (EST)
As a friend used to say, with a wry smile, "you ain't right."
it's leighrobin using pilot's side of pc|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Oct-23-13 9:07 PM (EST)
no booze, i'm pretty sure it's a fake. there are a few different camera angles and vids of that same kid getting swallowed.
do you really want to...|
Posted by: rikjohnson on Oct-24-13 2:51 PM (EST)
take a chance?
Posted by: rjd9999 on Oct-28-13 12:02 AM (EST)
Had one like that after a collision at the plate. Resulted in a bone bruise that too a very long time to heal (months).
Peroxide cleaned it up pretty well|
Posted by: booztalkin on Oct-28-13 10:19 AM (EST)
I used peroxide to clean the inner boot. As was posted, it made it easy to tell where the blood, vs. normal dirt, was because it foamed up on blood spots and not on other dirt. Repeat dampening with peroxide and blotting with sponge got the boot relatively clean, but still less than pristine.
Posted by: PlacidPaddler on Oct-28-13 11:21 AM (EST)
Once when we were in Canada at a lodge, a raccoon or fox took my wife's orange paddling shoe off the back deck. When I went to the office to report the missing shoe, a woman who was checking in said she had just seen an orange shoe in the middle of the road about a mile out of camp. I walked down the road and there it was - a little chewed but no worse for wear.