5 awkward but useful items?

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  1. Mark W.

    Mark W.
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    Want to meet the girl who fills that 1/2 liter breast milk bag..


    Sorry to anyone offended but I couldn't resist.
     
  2. Theonecalleddoc

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    I have never used one nor have i heard of anyone who has used one but I heard that tampons were great for gun shot wounds.
     
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    Only awkward if your immature or a prude.
    Basic things a couple may need in every day life
     
  4. Theonecalleddoc

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    I don't know... Even though I'm married, I don't think tampons or condoms are going high on my list of needs when it comes to survival. When I'm packing my bags to head for the hills I'm not going to waste my precious space with a box of rubbers or Tampons. Everyday life yes, survival of the fittest life no.
     
  5. Studio BK

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    Your wife may think differently about this. I have a couple boxes of tampons stashed away just in case.
     
  6. unionguy

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    Great article. Part of survival is creativity...so anything that makes us think up new uses for common items is a plus for me.
     
  7. EZLivin

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    In a SHTF I'll bet tampons and condoms will be more valuable and desirable barter items than ammo.
     
  8. Doctnt

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    Tampons are excellent for starting fires. You might be surprised at how much absorbent cotton, highly flammable too, are in one of those suckers.
    As a former 18D (Army medic for those non military.) a tampon could work well as a pressure bandage, since it is designed to be a tamponade, hence the name.
    Definition of TAMPONADE
    1 : the closure or blockage (as of a wound or body cavity) by or as if by a tampon especially to stop bleeding
    2 : cardiac tamponade

    A condom, if sliced correctly could be used to treat a sucking chest wound.

    I keep a supply of both of these in my ready bag.

    Cheers,
    Tim
     
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  9. Mark W.

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    sanitary napkins make much better bandages then tampons. And will do the same original chore. A young lady may not be into using a tampon while a napkin would suit them well.
     
  10. MarkAd

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    I learned about sanitary napkins when my kin where running life squad in the 70's. They work
     
  11. .40cal EMT

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    My glove box has a full box of Super tampons, and a bunch of $1store maxi pads great blood stopper, and its funny when femalefriends come over, then I see my truck keys in their hands and then dissapear and then comeback use my bathroom and keys returned to the counter, my medical bag also has a few of each! Bloody noses from a break, tampon will hold a ton of blood and it way cleaner then dripping all over the floor!
     
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