As my husband and I had dinner with friends the other night, I learned these two very unconventional, but incredibly practical uses for tampons. Keep in mind that our friend who shared the info is an incredibly studied biologist who led groups all over Costa Rica for >20 years as an expert tour guide. This guy knows his stuff! As soon as I heard the info, I just knew it would be an unusual, but helpful blog post, so here goes!
1. Tampons are an excellent alternative to traditional kindling to start fires. If you’re ever in the woods surrounded by damp brush and twigs that just won’t light, grab a handy Tampax and watch your campfire ignite.
2. Tampons are an effective alternative to cotton bandages to stop/absorb bleeding wounds. They’re clean, compact, and work well when pressed against a bleeding wound and wrapped with bandaging tape.
Bottom Line: Keep tampons in your first aid kit. You never know when they might come in handy!