Your wife must be thrilled.
Let's not go there!
Bwahahahaha....... Bwahahahaha...... :D
I've been using tampons to light fires on those really wet days when nothing will take. If you don't completely destroy it when 'fluffing it' you can make what I call Tampon Bombs.Leave the string in tact, fluff about halfway, dip the tampon in whatever fuel you have. Leave the string outside your tinder pile and light it like a fuse.White gas Tampon Bombs will burn for 15-20 min.
Great idea considering a pon is the perfect size to fit inside a full size flint striker that may have a waterproof capsule attached on the end.
I like the idea of using the pons over cotton balls simply because there's more material packed into a tiny package.I also keep a couple in my first-aid kit in case of a puncture wound. Clean and very absorbent and now a multi-use item, fire tinder.
Just add a tablespoon of petroleum jelly, put in into the folds of the fluffed tampon, light and you have a nice hot flame for about 15 minutes.
This is a new one to me. Interesting !!I did not know you could "fluff" one :)http://southernindianatrails.freehostia.com/
This is a great tip, Jason! And the best part is that I always have tampons with me in my emergency kit. I had never thought of using them as tinder, but thanks for "sparking" the idea :)
Aren't some tampons made of synthetic materials? I know you have to pack them out of the woods because they are not biodegradable.In a similar vein, we learned back in the Scouts that a sanitary napkin made a great and lightweight item to stop bleeding.
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