Ever seen one of those movies where someone gets bitten by a snake (whether regular or with clawed foot) and they try to extract the venom by prying it out with a survival knife? Yeah, I don’t want any of that, either, but if it’s what you have to do to stay alive, of course, you’ll do it. The Sawyer Extractor Bite & Sting Kit offers a less-menacing alternative.
A suction pump, the rig lets you suck out any venom or poison lodged under your skin in one quick motion, allowing you to minimize the potential damage without fiddling around with dangerous blades. Whether you’re dealing with a snake bite, a bee sting, or a simple mosquito bite, this thing lets you take out any toxin left behind in a whole lot safer manner.
Designed for one-handed use, the Sawyer Extractor Bite & Sting Kit basically works like a syringe, creating a vacuum that draws the toxins out and sucks them up into its chamber. It’s reusable, so you can simply clean it up after use and have it ready to deploy once again, all while coming with our sizes of suction cups to deal with different types of bites.
According to the outfit, it works best on extremities and will likely be hit-or-miss in muscle areas, so if you get bitten in the calf or the pecs, you might want to try this out, but only while you’re also on the way to the hospital. Each kit comes with the pump, alcohol prep pads, adhesive bandages, razor (for removing hair), and wipes.
Available now, the Sawyer Extractor Bite & Sting Kit is priced at $15.99.