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The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3388 [post_author] => 638 [post_date] => 2018-04-01 17:09:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-01 07:09:40 [post_content] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our three function COB headlamp!

1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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You  don’t die from a snakebite… you die from a lack of treatment!
Eastern Brown Snake

You don’t die from a snakebite… you die from a lack of treatment!

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Think Australia. Think animal. Most of us would immediately visualize a kangaroo, wallaby, koala are even those cute living bulldozers called wombats.  After all, the continent is famous for it’s unique marsupials.

But Australia is just as well known for it’s significant numbers of dangerous animals including the world’s most venomous snakes! In fact, 21 of the world’s most venomous snakes call Australia home. And the most venomous of all, the Inland Taipan, injects a toxin powerful enough to kill 50 adults! And while the Inland Taipan is both reclusive and rare, some others like the Eastern Brown and Red-Bellied Black are seen often in suburban gardens!

And of course, Australia isn’t alone in having snakes capable of killing!

The Inland Taipan snake is one of the most dangerous snakes in Australia.
Australia’s Inland Taipan snake is the world’s most venomous snake.

But there’s a surprising fact about snakebites

With all those snakes, you’d have to assume that lot’s of people get bitten and die as a result. Right? Well actually, no! Despite the number and prevalence of venomous snake species in Australia, the reality is that very few people get bitten and almost no-one dies from snakebites!

Every year, there are about 3,000 reported snakebites in Australia. That includes venomous and non-venomous bites (1). Out of that number, 500 end up as hospital admissions. And of those, an average of only two people die every year from snakebites. By way of comparison, despite having vigorously enforced road rules and speed limits, some 1,250 Australians will die in vehicle accidents this year!

So why don’t more people die from snakebites?

The answer lies with the exceptional quality and efficacy of today’s anti-venoms. In past years there were different anti-venoms for each type of snake. It was extremely important to identify the snake before administering the anti-venom or it simply might not work.

Today’s anti-venom is non-specific meaning that the same anti-venom can be used for all venomous bites. That has resulted in a significantl reduction in the time from the bite to the administration of anti-venom. In a situation where every minute can mean life or death, that’s a huge advantage. And a common anti-venom also means that hospitals and surgeries only need to have a single type available.

Snakebite? Get immediate help!
Snakebite? Get immediate help!

What to do with a Snakebite…

The effects of snakebites are devastating. Those who’ve been bitten by snakes may suffer from acute kidney injuries, muscle and brain damage.

The most important thing to remember if you or someone near you has been bitten is to act as quickly as possible.  That doesn’t mean running to the car. You need to minimize exertion in order to slow your heart rate and the consequent blood flow.

They may have done it in those old jungle and Western movies but do not try to suck out the venom. Nor should you attempt to cut or incise the bitte site. Doing so will probably speed the spread of the toxin.

Do not wash the wound as it is still essential that the type of venom/snake be identified. That is done by analyzing the venom at the surface of the bite.

Don’t waste time trying to find or identify the snake. Not only is it counterproductive and time-wasting, a lot of people manage to get bitten a second time by not backing off and leaving the attack location immediately. The snake attacked because it felt threatened. Don’t make it even more nervous!

Place a folded pad over the bitten area and then apply a firm bandage. Not a tourniquet, a firm ‘pressure’ bandage. Since most bites occur on the hand or lower leg, try to extend that pressure bandage as high up the limb as possible. The pressure will help to stop the spread of the venom.

Get yourself, or the victim, to a hospital real quick! Seek medical help right away because the venom can cause severe health damage or even death.

(1) There are around 175 different species of snake in Australia alone. Of those, only 12 are likely to kill you if a bite is not treated. None-the-less, every snake is capable of biting and every bite should be treated as though it could be fatal. Some snakes are very clearly identifiable such as the very useful carpet python. But not all Brown snakes are brown nor do all Red-Bellied Blacks have red bellies.

What else should we do when a snake bites? Comment below!

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