If you need to protect a wound and do not have bandages, use a sanitary napkin! It’s sterile, a good size, and easy to use. It’s a great first-aid hack in case of emergencies.
Use a sanitary napkin and duct tape to protect a wound on a hand, foot, arm or leg, if you do not have large bandages to keep the injury clean and protected from the elements.
How to Use A Maxi Pad and Duct Tape To Protect A Wound
1) Be sure to clean your hands, the wound and the area around it before applying a bandage. If you don’t have a disinfectant, mouthwash can be substituted.
2) Open the sanitary napkin and unseal, being careful not to touch the interior.
3) Place it carefully over the wound.
4) Then attach securely in place with duct tape. Feminine protection just took on a whole new meaning!
5) Find a disposal razor, if available, and shave the arm hair. Then, apply pressure to the sanitary napkin with one hand, while wrapping the arm in duct tape to hold the napkin securely. Continue to apply pressure with your hand and elevate the arm above the patient’s heart.
6) If the arm is seriously bleeding, look into applying a tourniquet.
Get medical attention as soon as possible.
A good survival kit is a precaution you can take to provide for times of unexpected calamity. Putting together a survival kit can be an exhausting process that requires time, and effort to curate.
To skip the effort, you can invest in pre-curated, comprehensive survival kits. They already come with emergency supplies packed in a bag, and you can just browse through the contents to check if it contains all that you might need.
It is always good to be prepared for emergency situations and one of the most essential things that you will require is easy access to light. The power grid might not be functional during an emergency which is why we recommend getting the best emergency lights.