Trailwork Doesn't Pay
For the past couple of weeks on monring's that I'd typically go out for a 1/2 hour trail run before work, I've instead headed out to do a bit of trail work. I'm trying to finish up the loop trail around our property. The trail that will eventually be the jumping off point for other trails. It's been a pain because a couple of the areas that I've had to pass through are literally filled with saplings and small trees making it a pain in the ass to clear. This morning I started by doing a bit of raking to expose the little punji sticks left over from my initial chain saw clearing and then followed that by cutting the punji's with a hand saw.
After cutting a stump, the saw slipped and nicked my knee. Other than a hole in my hiking/running pants, no big deal right? Wrong. That little frickin cut just wouldn't stop bleeding. After unsucessfully trying to get the bleeding to stop I bailed on the trail work and headed home.
Just home. Not too bad.
Then I cleaned it up, put some antibiotic ointment on it and a bandaid. Success!
So I pulled off the initial, bloody, gorey bandaid, cleaned it up and attached a big boy bandage.
The final solution (at least I hope this is the final solution) was to put a bandaid on first and then cover it with a larger bandage. So far so good.
Be careful out there kids!