Talk about survival. On difficult campaigns, emergency situations, on trial for these men, found himself face to face with wildlife. It would seem, and here tampons? No, we do not make a mistake with a header. Now all we tell and show. The topic of today's article - how to use a tampon for survival in extreme conditions. Prude access is denied.
So, first of all: forget everything you know about tampons until now. It's difficult. But imagine that you first saw this thing, for example, the online store of gadgets for survival. Treat it accordingly. Now let's look at specific examples: What can be useful tampon. You'd be surprised how many hidden features it carries in itself.
1. The wound dressing
Tampons are sterile. Their packaging is sealed and waterproof. They are designed to absorb as much fluid. All this makes an excellent material for tampon emergency dressings. It is known that the swabs were used even for primary bullet wounds during the hostilities - handy if there was no other medical equipment.
2. The primitive water filter
Of course, tamponovy filter will not save from heavy metals and chemical pollutants. But with water purification from impurities and small suspended particles, he will cope fine. If the water in the only available source of dirty, muddy, debris cluttered - Construct simple filter made of plastic bottles and raspotroshёnnogo swab.
We thrust pad into the neck of the bottle cropped. The cover makes a small opening, then pour the dirty water.
Water the output is clean, clear and quite drinkable:
Kindling for a fire
It is no secret that cotton is flammable. From a tampon if it well to fluff up, you get 3-4 small handful of the material for kindling
And most importantly, as we have said, the swab is packed tightly, that is always your kindling is dry. If you pour it, or a mixture of gasoline to the fire, then the case will go even livelier.
The filter tube to drink from a stream
Some additional swabs are packaged in a plastic container with a straw. We will not specify, what has been done so initially, we are interested in how it can be used.
If you do not have time to properly filter the water method described above can be manufactured filter tube and drink straight from the pond. Put part raspotroshёnnogo swab in a plastic box from him, lightly compacted and fit tube top:
Again: this method does not clean the water from chemical and biological contaminants, but if there are no other options - pad will provide at least the mechanical cleaning.
5. The wick candle
Lanyard tampon (rope in the middle) can serve as a wick for a makeshift candle. In the photo below as a filler used animal fat:
Once the cord is saturated with fat and has been successfully set on fire, the candle burned another 20 minutes. And part of the cord still remains, just fat burned.
Already mentioned lanyard and can serve as a rope. Of course, this is not the marine rope, however, have the strength of a rope is quite decent.
In the photo the cord was used to set traps on small game. In general, when you need a small, thin, but strong enough rope, it can be a huge number.
Darts for centuries served faithfully for anyone who ever survive in the harsh conditions of wildlife. In skilled hands it is a lethal weapon.
To produce the most simple, easy darts for hunting small rodents, lizards, amphibians, birds, and even fabricate "tail" of the swab. Fix it can be all the same-rope lanyard.
8. Make a natural depression Water
Not so easy to find in the nature of the water container. And sometimes it can be vital. Here's a makeshift pot can be made using a tampon, or rather part of it:
Take an empty plastic applicator tampon on, blows the coals on a piece of timber. Burns suitable size container. The author took about 30 minutes for it to build a container with a capacity of 2 cups of water.
9. The sealed package of matches
In conditions of high humidity and dampness it is very important to keep matches and kindling dry. The bag, which packed swab excellent for this purpose, it is made of waterproof material and sealed.
Put a match or other small things that you want to protect from moisture inside. Then firmly drag the open end of a cord-rope from the center of the tampon:
The tampon will fit for fishing in extreme conditions. From it you can make the float.
When the hand is a homemade rope and hook, fishing rod is almost ready. It remains to build a float. Take a swab from packaging. We reveal firmly overtighten edge. To the air trapped inside, did not come out, you can add inside the place of constriction, a little out of cotton swab. We tie our "fishing line»:
Here is such a practical and functional piece of the tampon. And you are courageous enough to take with a package going to the long and dangerous journey?
Translator's note: not all pads are equipped with plastic applicators. And not all applicators have such form, as in the photo above. If you plan to use tampons for the survival of pre-look online features of different types and brands.