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Swiss Army Survival Tampon

Posted: Jun 05 2012 10:01 am
by Al_HikesAZ
Adapt, Improvise & Overcome. Sometimes it helps to look at common objects in uncommon ways. Saw this great article on the many uses of a tampon.
http://willowhavenoutdoor.com/featured- ... ival-uses/
Yes, that’s a Tampon in my mouth : The Swiss Army Survival Tampon : 7 Survival Uses
March 27, 2012 By Creek
Do me a favor for the next 5 minutes. Try to forget everything you know about a TAMPON. I know, it’s hard. But pretend that this is the first time you have ever seen or heard of the item below and it is a new survival product on the market: the Tactical Adventure Medical Preparedness Outdoors Necessity (T.A.M.P.O.N.)
Medical bandage, water filtration (not purification), fire tender, straw and straw filter. Looks like I'll have to throw a tampon or two into my medkit. Along with some fresh condoms. :A1:
Not only are these little tactical bandages packaged in a waterproof sleeve, but they are designed to be ultra absorbent – making them the perfect first aid bandage. They can be taped or tied over a wound as an improvised dressing. And, as I’ve already mentioned, they can be used to plug a bullet hole until more detailed medical attention can be administered. Accounts of this use date back to World War I. Many items in modern society were first developed as a facet of military research – tampons being a prime example. The internet being another. The list goes on and on.

Re: Swiss Army Survival Tampon

Posted: Jun 05 2012 10:29 am
by Alston_Neal
I found that article quite absorbing.

Re: Swiss Army Survival Tampon

Posted: Jun 05 2012 1:11 pm
by outdoor_lover
@Al_HikesAZ Well, I think you should consider a new Article to submit to HAZ on the many Wilderness Survival uses of condoms.... :sl:

Re: Swiss Army Survival Tampon

Posted: Jun 05 2012 1:36 pm
by Al_HikesAZ
Outdoor Lover wrote:@Al_HikesAZ Well, I think you should consider a new Article to submit to HAZ on the many Wilderness Survival uses of condoms.... :sl:
Actually Cody Lundin in "98.6 degrees - The Art of Keeping your Ass Alive" teaches the uses of a condom. A condom can easily hold up to a gallon of water - enough to keep you alive for a day. It is small and light and easy to carry. And it can be a waterproof container for matches or other stuff you need to keep dry. You want the simple, nonlubricated condoms. Not the fancy studded ones that . . . nope probably shouldn't go there. ;)

You can probably fill one with a little helium. Then you can inhale the helium at camp and make silly squirrel/chipmunk noises and drive Te-wa crazy. :sl:

Re: Swiss Army Survival Tampon

Posted: Jun 05 2012 1:54 pm
by outdoor_lover
@Al_HikesAZ
Te-wa's still busy recovering from his last night of madness.... http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=263271

Re: Swiss Army Survival Tampon

Posted: Jun 05 2012 2:07 pm
by Alston_Neal
@Outdoor Lover
:sl: :sl: :sl:

Re: Swiss Army Survival Tampon

Posted: Jun 05 2012 2:11 pm
by Alston_Neal
Al_HikesAZ wrote:
Outdoor Lover wrote:@Al_HikesAZYou want the simple, nonlubricated condoms. Not the fancy studded ones that . . . nope probably shouldn't go there. ;)
Yes stay away from the cheap foreign made ones like "The French Trickler"

Re: Swiss Army Survival Tampon

Posted: Jun 05 2012 4:22 pm
by te_wa
:D
too many squirrelgeritas?

Re: Swiss Army Survival Tampon

Posted: Jun 05 2012 9:11 pm
by fotogirl53
OMG! You guys made me laugh out loud! : app :

Re: Swiss Army Survival Tampon

Posted: Jun 06 2012 10:57 am
by Alston_Neal
te-wa wrote::D
too many squirrelgeritas?
My first mental image was the Bass-O-Matic, only with squirrels........ :o

Re: Swiss Army Survival Tampon

Posted: Jun 06 2012 11:47 am
by PLC92084
@Alston Neal
you almost goaded me into saying something we probably would come to regret... :--:

Re: Swiss Army Survival Tampon

Posted: Jun 06 2012 11:54 am
by Alston_Neal
@PLC92084
I'm happy that at your age you're beginning to show signs of restraint.. :D

Re: Swiss Army Survival Tampon

Posted: Jun 06 2012 12:34 pm
by outdoor_lover

Re: Swiss Army Survival Tampon

Posted: Jun 06 2012 1:01 pm
by Alston_Neal
@Outdoor Lover
I've always heard that even a blind squirrel could find his nuts.
I guess this proves me wrong.