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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Most guys aren't that attentive, or so it would seem.....
    If there is any doubt.....ask!
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    "Honey, hand me a tampon I bleeding to death.....!"

    "Should have thought of that before this....too bad, oh well....,what did you do with the truck keys?"

    Besides women have always had all that stuff in their "purse".....that large bag that goes everywhere with them.....that they can live out of for weeks....it's the guys that "need" to have a BOB.......and actually think about it.

    The Ladies seem to have had this situation, any situation covered since birth......called being a MOM.
    Lol not me. My purse is kind of like a wallet on a string. I don't even carry one in the winter as I can then use my coat pockets.
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    I've never actually carried a purse... I'd just get annoyed and set it down somewhere...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidSurvival View Post
    Are there other feminine products that have such diversity such as the tampon (ie eye makeup, perfume, etc. etc). Would like to know, I am trying to put together a bug out bag related just for women now

    thanks!
    Hi David,
    Yes there are other feminine products that serve well in a survival situation.
    A Kotex for example which is designed to absorb blood and facilitate clotting comes in a sterile little packet and has sticky fasteners to attach to the skin to help keep it in place over a wound.
    Since I like everything in my survival gear to have multiple purposes, if you tear a Kotex apart, it will burn for 10 minutes which is plenty of time to get a fire started.

    Another neat feminine product are those little cotton squares or cotton buds they use for their makeup removal. These burn for about 30 seconds, but if you dip them in vaseline they burn for 10 minutes. Carry a couple of these in a small sandwich bag (they weigh nothing), and the second purpose is instead of carrying a lip balm, Vaseline on the cotton bud works just as well.

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    I don't use them but I don't think Kotex is sterile. Does it say so on the package? Kotex does not facilitate clotting. It absorbs blood. Why not carry actual medical gear such as a hemostatic agent that actually does facilitate clotting and IS sterile? Compress bandages and gauze can be used to start fires as well. Most of it is cotton or cotton fabric. Just look for those items that are cotton based if you want multi-use items.

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    It's kinda fun to find uses for things that used in a creative way....but if there is a real product out there, why not use it?
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    I think when my kids are grown I will throw a few in the pack, for now answering all those ?'s is far worse than any perdicaments we get into!
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    I will tell you that a maxi-pad willl absorb more than a gauze pad or other sterile medical product. Oh, yeah once you open a sterile gauze pack; it ain't serile either.

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    Plus aren't these feminine hygiene products cheaper alternatives as well, not to mention easier to come by?

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    And we can't forget the tampon blow gun
    http://www.tamponcrafts.com/gun.html Tony
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidSurvival View Post
    Are there other feminine products that have such diversity such as the tampon (ie eye makeup, perfume, etc. etc). Would like to know, I am trying to put together a bug out bag related just for women now

    thanks!
    I understand there are many uses for chap stick, being a petroleum product.

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    I use tampons for hunting. They are easy to put doe urine on and tie to a branch.

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    I have heard the most death for women guerrilla warriors is due to infections from using dirty rags, I guess in most 3rd world jungles tampons and clean rags are not too common.

    I have heard of people carrying tampons for gun shot wounds, I think this is a bad idea most tampons have chemical sents that probably are not good for wounds and stuffing things inside wounds probably is not good. But I am not a doctor so..?

    Once I stick and small kotex in my nose when it was broken and bleeding and it did work very well.

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    I just recently had this discussion with the nurse buddy of mine and a Navy Medic. The nurse said absolutely not , never stick anything in a gunshot wound it could make things worse, THE medic said basicly the same thing except that in theater they have used them on thru and thru GSW of the legs and arms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by welderguy View Post
    I just recently had this discussion with the nurse buddy of mine and a Navy Medic. The nurse said absolutely not , never stick anything in a gunshot wound it could make things worse, THE medic said basicly the same thing except that in theater they have used them on thru and thru GSW of the legs and arms.
    As a former army medic I'd go with your navy friend. NEVER put any kind of dressing in a gsw or stab wound anywhere on the torso. You can cause a lot of internal damage that way. You can pack a limb wound that has a clear entry and exit wound, but I would only do so if you will be able to get the injured person proper medical attention in a fairly short amount of time. There is a high risk of infection if the dressing isn't changed regularly. Also since most field dressings aren't non-stick you run the risk of it becoming stuck on the clotted blood and tissue which could restart bleeding or cause a piece of the dressing to become stuck in the wound which will lead to infection.

    I would not pack a limb wound where there is a chance of all or part of the bullet is still in the person or if it appears that the bone is broken. You could push the bone or bullet into a major blood vessel and sever it or dislodge it if it has already severed it but is blocking all or part of the blood vessel from bleeding.

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    who would've thought a woman's period could potentially benefit us guys

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    you made my day today yes tampons are a great med supply but haveing a bloody nose and walking around with a tampon up your nose just craks me up lolo roflmbo lolol

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    There is NO way I'd use any of that in my medical gear or any other gear. No sir. Not me.

    "Who is she?!"
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    "It's part of my medical gear."
    "Uh huh."
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    I'd never even thought about using one for a bloody nose, but last week I went in to get a massage and coming in from the cold I blew my nose and got a bloody nose. I really needed the appointment, I'd been waiting a couple weeks for it and lying face down in a head bed was just not going to work with a bloody nose. My therapist came in, saw me fussing with kleenex, went out asked her receptionist for a tampon and the rest is history. It was a great massage, the tampon worked, and I'm never, ever telling anyone this story face to face.
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    Dont forget about Pads they are sterile and work as bandages
    Its better to Have it and not need it, then need it and not have it

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