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IN Travel & Adventure ON 14 Dec, 2015
Wilderness is all about adapting. Well, that and wild stuff. The scouts were right in chanting “always be prepared” over and over again. It is the only mantra for surviving in the wild. Since feminism is a thing in today’s world (a very big thing), it is not hard to wrap your mind around the fact that the girl scouts have one extra tool in their survival kit, a very useful tool: tampons.
Okay maybe not what Ash Ketchum had in mind, but when you are out there and you don't have a Broke handy, you can use the string of a tampon to act as a trigger for a small hunting snare.
Yeah, no not that blood, the one that comes out of wounds that have nothing to do with the 28-day cycle. The cotton batting inside the tampon makes an absorbent bandage in a second.
Who knew that a tampon, a tool of defense, could so easily be turned into a dart, a tool of offense? Turns out, the cotton batting makes excellent fetching for a blow-dart.
It is highly likely that at some point or other, you will run out of clean drinking water and that's when a tampon comes in handy. Need a good filter? Use the cotton filling and a plastic bottle and get rid of all the dirt.
In case there isn't a lot of water to filter, worry not child. All you have to do is tweak the former idea a bit. Use the applicator as a straw and stat sucking that puddle. That sounded wrong. Hmm.
Considering that you are not a barbarian and this isn't stone age, you obviously need fire to cook your catch. Just use the cotton as a fire starter and let the flames rise.
The sun is setting down and everything is beautiful. And then the sun is gone and everything stops being beautiful and fear catches you off guard. Worry not. use the sting and some cooking oil to make an impromptu candle. Bye-bye darkness.