the Tactical Adventure Medical Preparedness Outdoors Necessity

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Elizabeth Conley, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    http://artofmanliness.com/2012/06/05/survival-tampon/


    After demonstrating at least 10 creative uses for the T.A.M.P.O.N. that will add the term "Tampax" to the list of words guaranteed to land you on a DHS watch list and have serious preppers racing to Walgreens, the author concludes with:


     
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I must admit this was fascinating, though I hope never to be in a position where I have to do any of these things (especially the Paiute Deadfall Trap -- WTF??!). Civilization is a wonderful thing.
     
  3. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    That kind of trap isn't all that effective. I wouldn't waste my time on that particular "skill."
     
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Hah! I don't even know what it is!
     
  5. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Preppers remind me a lot of the basement bomb shelter builders of the cold war. Some people are going to do these things. Whatever the en vogue threat is, they're going to try to counter it.

    There's nothing wrong with being competent, but some of these skills are of negligible value, and huge stockpiles of food are most likely going to waste.
     
  6. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I'm not sure how useful anything will be in some "end of the world" scenario. Seems to me you can play Swiss Family Robinson only so long. But the food thing is just basic smarts. We have a JIT supply system where basic food items are stockpiled NOWHERE, and our fragile delivery system is easily disrupted. cf, Katrina where everything disappeared from the shelves in a few hours. In such a system, an adverse currency event, among others, could easily disrupt. So a few months supply, to me is as prudent as having a means to protect yourself. Especially when such insurance is cheaply obtained.
     
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  7. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    You would be amazed at the uses for tampons. In the field used them for everything from GSW to nose bleeds and other hemorrhages.
     
  8. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    As anyone who has read John Ringo porn will know.
     

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