reply to post by MystikMushroom
This is why women in prison aren't allowed tampons (at least at our prison).
How long before you get out? Surprised you're allowed to post here.
Agree tampons have many a use. From butt chugging to fire starting they are handy.
Knowledge is power. Instead of lugging along a huge book and a number of maps I think it's a good idea to type all the information you want readily
available in small print, laminate it and have a magnifying glass. You could have all the information about local flora and fauna, all the maps you
want, all the medical advice etc. in a very sturdy and small package. Have a nonsense page that when used with a substitution cypher (be clever here)
has all of your important info, bank accounts, insurance, SS #'s etc.
One thing I've rarely seen mentioned is surgical tubing. Tons of uses for it. It's light and you can squish it to fit even in a small pack.
Bailing wire is another one. Heavy, but a lot of uses and doesn't take up too much space if you consider how handy it can be in building structures,
making hillbilly repairs, flossing your teeth (How tough are ya?).
Small manual drill (I can't even remember the proper term). You know what I'm talking about though.
Salt, pepper and Tobasco sauce. Sounds obvious, but rarely have I seen it included. You might have to eat some nasty stuff.
One of those heavy duty folding slingshots. Why waste bullets to kill a duck or rabbit? You could just make your own w/ surgical tubing and found
items but these things are awesome and surprisingly accurate/long lasting.
Titanium spork. Love 'em. Super light and durable.
Waterproof bags. REI sells them in a number of sizes. Put them inside each other, roll them up and you can have a ton without sacrificing too much
space. I love these things and have used them on long kayaking trip, and always put stuff I worry about getting wet in a few when I hike.
One of those 'Shamwow' like towels. They work very well, can help dry you and your gear, don't weigh a lot and take up far less space.
I think morale is highly important. Laminated photos of loved ones and pets. A deck of cards. A favorite book.
I guess these are all fairly obvious, but a number of them seem highly useful in different situations and I've not seen them mentioned much if at