Following various threads about nasty accidents whilst stalking, I am thinking of investing in some type of blood clotting product to keep in my stalking pack for use in an emergency. I'm thinking of use on deep cuts received while gralloching rather than anything else.
I've done some internet research and have seen the various quickclot products (the granules and gauze). I've read that the granules can cause damage if they get in an eye, hence the gauze is preferable. I've also read about Celox products. Various sources suggest that these have some advantages over quickclot and might be the one to go for. Both are expensive, although cheap compared to the alternative of bleeding to death.
My question is to experienced first aiders, military medics and others with first hand knowledge. I am not a first aider and am a bit squeamish about human blood (and in particular my own), so am I likely to be able to use any of these products on either myself or others to good effect? My gut feel is that its better to have the stuff available than not, but I may be kidding myself that I might be of any use with it. Also, assuming there is merit in getting some, which is best for use by an untrained, incompetent, amateur such as myself and is there anything I should know in advance that might improve the effectiveness of myself and the stuff ?
Thanks in advance.