What if I am bitten by a snake, what should I do?

First, get away from the snake, and tell the people nearby so they can get away, too. Call 9-1-1 so that you can get to the Emergency Room fast, because the sooner the better for antivenom. Rest the bitten part, and avoid the temptation to cut or freeze or shock it or anything else that will make the tissue injury worse.

Yeah, but I meant, what if I'm bitten while I'm on a hike?

First, get away from the snake, and tell the people nearby so they can get away, too. Call 9-1-1 on your cell phone, so that you can get to the Emergency Room fast, because the sooner the better for antivenom. Rest the bitten part, using a splint or sling if you can arrange one, and avoid the temptation to cut or freeze or shock it or anything else that will make the tissue injury worse.

No, I actually meant what if I'm way the heck out there where there's no cell coverage?

First, get away from the snake, and tell the people nearby so they can get away, too. Have a companion run ahead to find help or to reach cell coverage to call 9-1-1, so that you can get to the Emergency Room fast, because the sooner the better for antivenom. Rest the bitten part, using a splint or sling if you can arrange one, and avoid the temptation to cut or freeze or shock it or anything else that will make the tissue injury worse.

What I meant was, what if I'm way the heck out there where there's no cell coverage, and there is nobody with me?

First, get away from the snake. Do whatever it takes to start limping back to civilization, so that you can get to the Emergency Room fast, because the sooner the better for antivenom. Rest the bitten part, using a splint or sling if you can arrange one, and avoid the temptation to cut or freeze or shock it or anything else that will make the tissue injury worse.

No, what I really meant was what if I’m way the heck out there, and I don’t have anybody else with me, and it’s a really severe bite, and I’m going into shock, and there are hungry bears all around me?

You may get eaten by bears.