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You all know I have a daughter so I have to pack my FAK with her in mind. That being said I thought about simplifying my FAK list by replacing sterile gauze with sanitary napkins. It seems they both serve the same basic function so this would kill two birds with one stone as it were. Good idea?? Bad Idea??
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Pads are actually recommended for use in emergency kits for their high absorbency levels. OB tampons (no applicator) are great for nose bleeds as well.

But...ummmm....how many girls use pads these days? Not many. Just saying. They are bulky (even the thinnest ones are and for FAK you don't want the super thin ones). And they are not comfy at all to wear when hiking.

PS: For the love of everything I hope the term "Sanitary Napkin" dies. It makes me think of the stories my Mom would tell me about the days before they had adhesive - the whole pinning them in or worse the belt. Oh yeah, the belt. One step above the moss hut (Google that). :p


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When I was your daughter's age, I would have used anything rather than ask my dad for help in that department.

I suggest you let her take care of her own supplies.


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I agree with all of the above.  A pad thick enough to really be useful for first aid is the last thing I'd want to use for its intended purpose on the trail (or anywhere else actually).  And as a teenager, I'd rather have died than ask my dad where in his pack to find a pad/tampon.

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Sarbar, you make me feel old!  It was pads and belts when I started.  What I was relieved was not to have to use--and wash--fabric (rags) like MY mother!  

But I do think that even a mini-pad can be useful for bandaging purposes (I've used on on my spouse after a trail-running sprawl left him with extensive road-rash), and I think that we've heard before from Rimmini that he and his daughter are okay with this stuff.  That being the case, by  all means throw in a couple of the thin mini-pads, but I agree she'd be unlikely to want to use a full-sized pad.


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You all know I have a daughter so I have to pack my FAK with her in mind. That being said I thought about simplifying my FAK list by replacing sterile gauze with sanitary napkins. It seems they both serve the same basic function so this would kill two birds with one stone as it were. Good idea?? Bad Idea??

If she uses them, do so. And the ultra-absorbant thin ones should work just as well as the thicker ones for FAK purposes.
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Sounds like good in theory but BAD idea over all. Thanks ladies.
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I keep one in my FAK - I figure it has more uses than a tampon and if it's really an emergency I will use it until I can get to something more comfortable.  They weigh next to nothing, so I don't think it would hurt to throw one in.

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What the hell is a FAK?

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What the hell is a FAK?

I just looked it up. Look now, we can't be abbreviating everything or nothing will make sense. I completly disagree with abbv first aid kit. Its not that long and I see no need to. So don't do it anymore. Thank you.

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Hi...


I keep one or two in my household and UTE FAKs. Never thought about tampons and nose bleeds. I guess I'll stock a few of those, too.

Heard that tampons were "good" for gunshot wounds too, but wouldn't like to find out for myself.
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