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TIPS FOR HUNTERS AND FISHERMEN
you ever tied on a leader, with a 60 pound test shock tippet between
your teeth to pull the knot tighter?
Than this information is for
The pressure of biting on
even a hair-thin tipper of mono can crack a preexisting fracture line in
the tooth, but more often it is pulling at leader clamped between teeth
or the snapping of tooth against tooth after the mono is cut that causes
the damage. You need to remember the least expensive tooth repair
is $110.00. A pair of nail clippers costs only . 69 cents. A
crown is $650.00. What's the cost of a pair of pliers to crimp
split shot-$6,50? This is a no-brainer!
It is easy to damage teeth
when you are far from medical help. "What should you do when
the blood belongs to you?"
- Tooth pulled out of alignment-but is still in the
socket.... Move it back into proper position. Melt
candle wax and mix it with a few cotton threads from your shirt to strengthen
it, then apply it over the damaged tooth and its neighboring tooth
to anchor it in position while the wax is still warm
- Tooth knocked
out, place back in socket or put in milk.
- Save hard candy and beef jerky for eating at
home. They are responsible for many cracked teeth.
- Be careful when rowing a boat without fixed
oarlocks. The oar blade bumps unexpectedly against a rock on
the bottom, the butt of the oar will jump backwards and can pop you
in the mouth.
- Slow down your retrieve near the boat when pumping
up a resistant, throbbing lure. It can break through the surface
and fly into your face.
- Never break your line while facing the place where
your terminal tackle is snagged. Wrap the line around you arm
of your hand, then turn around and walk away from the snag to
prevent suddenly freed, flying weights from smacking you in the
- Never assume that you have removed all the shot
from game birds. Chew gently and be especially wary with
waterfowl. No tooth can stand up to a round with No. 2 steel
or bismuth shot.
- Lost filling-try Ambesol, an over the counter
ointment that will help deaden the pain and ibuprofen A cap
made of candle wax or sugarless gum to cover exposed nerves that are
sensitive to air can help you service the rest of the trip.
- Trapped food can be removed wit floss.
- Abscess can be drained by inserting the point of a
thin knife blade that has been sterilized by fire. Anesthetize
the area with snow or ice from the cooler is helpful. The
drained abscess should be packed with gauze and rinsed with water
mixed with salt after meals. Large abscess can lead to fever and
severe swelling of the face and should be treated immediately.
- The best way to avoid these complications is to see
a dentist BEFORE you leave on a trip. It could save a $10,000.00
bill for a helicopter rescue service.
- If you steadfastly remain among the heathen with
regard to insisting on using your teeth for purposes they were never
intended for. If you MUST use your teeth as tools, bite with
your eyeteeth or canines, which have the thickest covering of
enamel. Never pull with your teeth and clamp only lead split
shot, not the newer and much harder, tin shot!
Also see: Dental
Source: Chew On This: How to Keep Your Grin from
Becoming a Grimace, Keith Mc Cafferty, pg 78-83; Field & Stream; October
February 06, 2008
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