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  • Small, reusable vacuum pump helps draw venom from below your skin in 1 quick motion; pump is easy to use with 1 hand
  • Comes with 4 different sized plastic cups for suction to cover various sized stings or bites
  • Effectiveness of the Extractor varies with the location of the bite; the Extractor most effectively retrieves venom from extremities and areas of the body outside muscle areas
  • Sawyer Extractor kit includes pump, alcohol prep pads, adhesive bandages, sting care wipes, razor (for hair removal), and instruction manual

Made in USA.

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Specs

Best Use Camping
Dimensions 4.63 inches
Weight 4 ounces
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Black Widow Spider Bite I go into rattlesnake country occasionally, but have never been bitten. Shortly after purchasing this snakebite kit, however, my wife was bitten by a black widow spider hiding in the firewood we use in winter. The bite wound was painful and started swelling immediately, but I got the extractor out and onto the swollen site ASAP-within a few minutes. It worked! Within an hour the swelling diminished and my wife now carries one of these on all wilderness outings-even above treeline where rattlers are rare. This extractor is an essential part of our first aid kit, and you will find it useful for a lot more than rattlesnake bites.
Date published: 2010-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! Bought this a few weeks ago after my wife was stung by yellow jackets. Growing up in Florida, my parents had something similar (but not the same) and REI was the only place that seemed to have this tool. Her swelling / rash got worse after a few days, and we decided to try this. 8-12H after we used the extractor, her rash was greatly diminished, and the soreness was gone. I've also used this myself on mosquito bites, and it seems to remove / reduce the itch greatly. We did try to use it on a day old spider bite, and it didn't seem to work, but they tell you in the instructions its hit or miss with spider bites.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best little tool I was a Red Cross First Aid instructor from 1968 until about 2003 teaching everything from standard first aid to Emergency Medical Response. I discovered this little item in the '70s and am never without one, and always demonstrated it in my classes. I also used them many times on hikes, backpacks, overseas travel, during my 3 1/2 years in the Peace Corps. There is nothing as good for stings, bites (except snakes), and abscesses. Get it, have it, use it.
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Buy this especially if you have kids. Last weekend my 12 year old son had a bite or sting on his arm that looked like it was turning into a staph infection. I planned to take him to the doctor the following Monday. The area around the bite became very sensitive, swollen, and painful. He found the Extractor First Aid kit in the cabinet and used it on the wound to drain the infection. It worked great. The doctor was also impressed. The only problem was that my son didn't read the instructions and when he was finished using it, he tried to sterilize it by running it under hot water. The instructions say not to get the applicator wet, just the suction cup. It stopped working the next day. I am purchasing a new one now. I'm thankful that my son thought to try the Extractor. Staph infections can be very dangerous.
Date published: 2010-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BETTER LATE THAN NEVER I used this kit 3 weeks later after having a wood tick bite that would not heal, as my 11 year old great great nephew would say "my bad". This unit sucked all the infected junk left behind by that tick and the bite healed just fine. Next time it gets used before the tick hits the ground. This unit will always be with my first aid supplies. Don't leave home without it.
Date published: 2011-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone should have one Great product. I actually used it on a snake bite on my dog, and could see the venom coming out of the bite. Works well for fire ant bites, and will bring some splinters up where you can grab them. Mine stays my pack and goes everywhere with me.
Date published: 2008-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An awesome gadget! I have had one of these for many, many years, and have used it for everything from spider and bee stings to splinters, sea urchin spines, and even an inflamed tooth infection. It works great, and can alleviate a lot of discomfort and in some cases could save your life. I would not go camping, scuba diving or hiking without it.
Date published: 2009-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A We bought this kit after a "very near miss" (with in 2") with a rattlesnake bite. Since that encounter, we've used this kit on two separate occasions to treat a yellow jacket/wasp sting. The swelling and pain were minimal when using the kit immediately after being stung vs times we've had untreated stings. For those allergic, this is a MUST!
Date published: 2008-10-24
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Is this effective as a temporary treatment for rattlesnake bites and / or scorpion stings?

Asked by: Chloe
This pump kit does serve as a temporary treatment for snake bites and scorpion stings.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-04

Why does REI advertise this as appropriate for snake bites, when medical experts strongly advise against use of such products for snake bites?

Asked by: Eric
​The information regarding this extractor kit is provided to us directly from the manufacturer (Sawyer).
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-08

Is this extractor safe for use on dogs?

Asked by: Woodland Sprite
This pump kit is not recommended for use on dogs. The extractor has to be used on bare skin.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-30
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Black Widow Spider Bite I go into rattlesnake country occasionally, but have never been bitten. Shortly after purchasing this snakebite kit, however, my wife was bitten by a black widow spider hiding in the firewood we use in winter. The bite wound was painful and started swelling immediately, but I got the extractor out and onto the swollen site ASAP-within a few minutes. It worked! Within an hour the swelling diminished and my wife now carries one of these on all wilderness outings-even above treeline where rattlers are rare. This extractor is an essential part of our first aid kit, and you will find it useful for a lot more than rattlesnake bites.
Date published: 2010-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! Bought this a few weeks ago after my wife was stung by yellow jackets. Growing up in Florida, my parents had something similar (but not the same) and REI was the only place that seemed to have this tool. Her swelling / rash got worse after a few days, and we decided to try this. 8-12H after we used the extractor, her rash was greatly diminished, and the soreness was gone. I've also used this myself on mosquito bites, and it seems to remove / reduce the itch greatly. We did try to use it on a day old spider bite, and it didn't seem to work, but they tell you in the instructions its hit or miss with spider bites.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best little tool I was a Red Cross First Aid instructor from 1968 until about 2003 teaching everything from standard first aid to Emergency Medical Response. I discovered this little item in the '70s and am never without one, and always demonstrated it in my classes. I also used them many times on hikes, backpacks, overseas travel, during my 3 1/2 years in the Peace Corps. There is nothing as good for stings, bites (except snakes), and abscesses. Get it, have it, use it.
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Buy this especially if you have kids. Last weekend my 12 year old son had a bite or sting on his arm that looked like it was turning into a staph infection. I planned to take him to the doctor the following Monday. The area around the bite became very sensitive, swollen, and painful. He found the Extractor First Aid kit in the cabinet and used it on the wound to drain the infection. It worked great. The doctor was also impressed. The only problem was that my son didn't read the instructions and when he was finished using it, he tried to sterilize it by running it under hot water. The instructions say not to get the applicator wet, just the suction cup. It stopped working the next day. I am purchasing a new one now. I'm thankful that my son thought to try the Extractor. Staph infections can be very dangerous.
Date published: 2010-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BETTER LATE THAN NEVER I used this kit 3 weeks later after having a wood tick bite that would not heal, as my 11 year old great great nephew would say "my bad". This unit sucked all the infected junk left behind by that tick and the bite healed just fine. Next time it gets used before the tick hits the ground. This unit will always be with my first aid supplies. Don't leave home without it.
Date published: 2011-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone should have one Great product. I actually used it on a snake bite on my dog, and could see the venom coming out of the bite. Works well for fire ant bites, and will bring some splinters up where you can grab them. Mine stays my pack and goes everywhere with me.
Date published: 2008-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An awesome gadget! I have had one of these for many, many years, and have used it for everything from spider and bee stings to splinters, sea urchin spines, and even an inflamed tooth infection. It works great, and can alleviate a lot of discomfort and in some cases could save your life. I would not go camping, scuba diving or hiking without it.
Date published: 2009-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A We bought this kit after a "very near miss" (with in 2") with a rattlesnake bite. Since that encounter, we've used this kit on two separate occasions to treat a yellow jacket/wasp sting. The swelling and pain were minimal when using the kit immediately after being stung vs times we've had untreated stings. For those allergic, this is a MUST!
Date published: 2008-10-24
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Questions & Answers

Is this effective as a temporary treatment for rattlesnake bites and / or scorpion stings?

Asked by: Chloe
This pump kit does serve as a temporary treatment for snake bites and scorpion stings.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-04

Why does REI advertise this as appropriate for snake bites, when medical experts strongly advise against use of such products for snake bites?

Asked by: Eric
​The information regarding this extractor kit is provided to us directly from the manufacturer (Sawyer).
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-08

Is this extractor safe for use on dogs?

Asked by: Woodland Sprite
This pump kit is not recommended for use on dogs. The extractor has to be used on bare skin.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-30
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