Originally posted by rebellender
reply to post by MojaveBurning
using an absorbent as wound treatment?
no I dont think so,
maybe a "doc" might jump in here and change my mind?
The pads are not all that different from the dressing we used to carry in the little green pack on our rattle rigs. Absorbent, non-stick, and useful
for the pressure needed to stanch the blood flow While absorbing what DOES leak out. The biggest difference I see is the fastening method - pads don't
really have one, and have to be bound on with gauze, an ace bandage, or a triangular bandage. Slap some antibiotic ointment or pinkeye powder on one,
bind it on, and run like hell for the aid station - or whatever you've got that answers for one.
Tampons? Nah, I wouldn't dress a wound with one. they've got the wrong shape, and a fairly big wound would need more than one. Might be useful as
firestarters, though. I used to carry a magnesium sparker, and some packaged tinder that went up like lighter fluid. I could see cutting a tampon into
sections, impregnating them with some hydrocarbon, and packing them in a ziploc to keep it from evaporating off as bad, and sparking them under some
leaf litter to git 'er going.
edit on 2012/7/27 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)