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Do they come in flavors ??
Cherry?
JK......

We keep them in the fire-starter kit
and the wrappers are excellent for
keeping them dry for lighting.
 
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I'd have to question several uses he has listed. I confirmed with the manufacturer of several brands of tampons, that they do contain an anti-coagulant. This ingredient promotes blood flow. I don't think I'd put that in or on a wound that I was trying to make stop nor would I want to drink water being filtered by it.
 

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That's a good point Condor.

They are great for fire-starters though.
[And, something is just weird about
putting them in your mouth......but that's
prolly "just a guy thing" , as my wife would say !]
 
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Tampons are one of those things that Keyboard Commandos love to talk about, but really are very much over blown. Yes, Navy SEALs and other cool guy units used them back in Vietnam. Bandages, treatments, coagulants, and medical tech in general has come a long, long way since Vietnam. Bandages are easily available that do the job people recommend the tampon for much, much better, and sometimes for not much cost.
 

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I don't carry tampons, but I have had some occasions to be the first car on a nasty car wreck or three. My weapon of choice? HUGGIES AND PAMPERS!

If you have ever seen a diaper soak up pee, then you know it can hold a lot.
They have a non-stick surface that keeps them from drying on the wound.
They cover a LOT of real estate.
No anticoagulents.
Elastic edges keep them against the body as it flexes and moves.

Two times when the first responders showed up they said, "Who is the guy handing out papmers?" When the crowd pointed me out, I got a universal thumbs up from the firemen and police. I don't know that I would use a tampon, but I keep a bunch of diapers in the bag.
 
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If you think I am going to take away from Wife's tampon stash, you are more than just nuts....
 

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If you think I am going to take away from Wife's tampon stash, you are more than just nuts....
Ha...funny....but you are absolutely right! I hate that I often get sent to go buy them when she is out. I mean I do it...man up and all......but hey..... plan ahead dahlin'! It's not like you don't know it's coming.

The Huggies/Pampers thing is a thought. Those suckers have never ceased to amaze me how much they hold.
 

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If you think I am going to take away from Wife's tampon stash, you are more than just nuts....
Wrappers and all, they are priceless for
your fire starting kit.

I just go buy them.....

One day I put a box on the counter, and as usual, no one says anything.
Sometimes the ladies just have a weird look....but more like [he must be embarrassed].
My wife was standing there too.....we are both grey-haired....
I said...as she picked it up to scan....."my wife said I needed a box today
because I was grumpy"......
It was funny....guess you had to be there....
 
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Ha...funny....but you are absolutely right! I hate that I often get sent to go buy them when she is out. I mean I do it...man up and all......but hey..... plan ahead dahlin'! It's not like you don't know it's coming.

The Huggies/Pampers thing is a thought. Those suckers have never ceased to amaze me how much they hold.
You and Ozo missed my point.
I don't mind buying them. What do I care. I used to buy clear nail polish back when I worked for Sikorsky. A coat of it over ident labels kept them from pealing off. Anyone dumb enough to think these sort of items are for me have the problem and not me! :-D

No, what I meant was that I am not going to squander items she wants/needs for other uses. I am prepared for everything from water filtration/purification to fire starting. Wifey's tampons are for her use!
you know the old saying; when mamma ain't happy, nobody ain't happy! :?
 

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" Ozo missed my point."---denton

I didn't miss it....really......
I didn't think you were chicken to buy them......:)

I thought you were chicken to take them from your wife.....
at a time when she needed them....:):):):):)
[I just didn't think necessary to say it]
There were times past......I wouldn't get near my wife on her 'moon'.

We are past the point of their 'intended' use at our home.....

But think about this......
If you bought your own tampons......
you would just have something else in common you could share !!! :):)
 
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That thar's funny, I don't care what anyone says!
 

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I stumbled on to a couple of sites that recommend them and feminine pads, not only for their intended use, but using tampons for probing and cleaning gun shot wounds and pads for bandages. Now for the art of putting my foot in my mouth, which I'm generally good at, I spent several weeks, on two different occasions using feminine pads as bandages on large slow healing wounds. After my second bypass graft in 2005. I had the main artery exposed in the groin area in case of emergency need for hook up to a heart lung machine. In the process the surgeon cut open a lymph gland. Between the bleeding and the lymph fluid I was a mess. First trip to the doctor after the surgery, he suggested the pads until the wound healed. The hospital bandages supplied were not working. I some what understand the horror of accidents. They are on the shopping list for the next trip to the commissary. I do remember getting a funny look from a lady shopper at Wally World when shopping for a follow on supply when I said to the wife, "No, not those, thy're to thick for me.
 

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I stumbled on to a couple of sites that recommend them and feminine pads, not only for their intended use, but using tampons for probing and cleaning gun shot wounds and pads for bandages.
It's never a good idea to put foreign objects into a wound. There is debris in there already that needs to be taken out. Wound debridment is critical in order for proper wound closure and to keep it from being infected. Even hemostatic agents like QuikClot and Celox have to be removed. In a majority of cases, direct pressure on a wound using a large, preferably sterile dressing is more than sufficient to stem blood flow.
 
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