Bleeding hand on grey background

By Theresa Crouse – SurvivoPedia

As preppers, we all love a good multi-purpose item and when it comes to medical supplies, there are many items that you have just laying around the house that are superstar substitutions for the “real thing”. As a matter of fact, some of these should have a permanent place in your med kit.

Feminine Hygiene Products

Oddly enough, pads weren’t originally invented for feminine hygiene; that use was created by nurses after World War I when there was a surplus of them. Originally, they were created as bandages for use on the battlefield. They’re absorbent, sterile and portable. They even come in different sizes!

While we’re on the subject, tampons are good to have on hand, too. Spray a few of them with nasal spray and keep them in a sealed baggie. They’re great for stopping nosebleeds like that. They’re also good for bandaging…

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