I read the numerous posts on bleeding with interest. Probably like many stalkers i have bled numerous deer with a knife above the sternum and had never really paid too much attention to the amount of blood that came out on the deck. That was until i acquired a HWV and got into tracking and blood trails. Armed with my newly acquired plastic concertina drinking bottle (takes up less space in pocket) which holds 500ml (3/4 pint) when extended i shot a yearling Roe buck in the neck hung it in a tree got the bottle ready and stuck the knife in thinking it might fill half way. Whoosh...! the blood poured out in a torrent and kept going and going until i was frantically looking out for something else i could catch it in. Sure enough the bottle overflowed and i was left cursing at the wasted blood pouring over my hand. Probably about a pint came out.
I take two bottles now !!
That amount of blood has got to be better out than in and it was only a small buck.