Use a Tampon as an Emergency Bandage, Nosebleed KillerFirst aid is one of those things we all know we should take seriously, but forget about all too often. If you find yourself stuck with a nosebleed or a cut bigger than Band-Aids can cover, you’d be surprised at how effective a tampon can be.

Weblog The Art of Manliness goes through 10 different survival tips uses little mystery product can provide, but far and away the best is as a makeshift bandage when you don’t have one around. They’re sterile, absorbent, and easy to rip up and tape on any cut or wound. Even better, though, is that they make fantastic plugs for those frustrating nosebleeds some of us get from time to time. It’s a heck of a lot better than using Kleenex, and pretty much every woman is going to have a few on hand no matter where you are—making them perfect for those “oh s***” moments.

Of course, while you’re thinking about this, you really should put together a real first aid kit. Even if it’s just a small one that fits inside a pill bottle.

Yes, That’s a Tampon in My Mouth: The Swiss Army Survival Tampon—10 Survival Uses | The Art of Manliness