We have lists upon lists of gear and gadgets for our bug out bags, but make sure you don’t overlook Feminine Hygiene Products for SHTF!
Feminine Hygiene Products for SHTF
We all know that tampons and maxi pads make great multipurpose first aid and survival items, but sooner or later you’re going to run out of those items, then what is a lady to do?
Men, I know many of you are wanting to stop reading and move on, but trust me, this is stuff you need to be aware of too.
Tampons: Tampons are great for plugging up bullet holes and a million other uses, so once you’ve used them all up, what will the ladies in your group use when that “monthly visitor” comes calling?
- The Diva Cup is based on a design from the 1930’s but has been modernized to fit today’s standards. Resources: The Diva Cup Sizing Guide
- Lunette Menstrual Cup – The Lunette Menstrual Cup is made from medical grade silicone and is worn internally to collect menstrual flow. When worn correctly, it cannot be felt and is virually leak-proof. This eliminates any mess and offers women true freedom from the worries and hassles of disposables. The cup can safely be used during all daytime activities and is perfect for overnight. Lunette Model 2 is ideal for normal to heavy flow and can safely be worn for up to 12 hours at a time before being emptied and re-inserted. Since the cup is reusable, it is cost efficient and safe for the environment. The Lunette Menstrual Cup is available in numerous colors and comes with its own satin storage pouch. Resources: The Lunette Menstrual Cup Sizing Guide
- The Moon Cup – Made from medical-grade silicone, for all women, but especially for those with an allergy to latex rubber. Simple to use, The Moon Cup is an innovative feminine hygiene product that is worn internally. Reduce your carbon footprint, every month. Lasts for Years! Resources: The Moon Cup Sizing Guide
- SckoonCup – a FDA cleared device made in the USA of the highest quality medical silicone that is so soft, it is easy to fold up for insertion. A slimmer, softer stem for your comfort, with a solid design to make insert and removal. There are no seams, a smoother rim, and no writing inside or out, which makes it much more comfortable and allows for faster clean-up. SckoonCup is completely reusable, giving you convenience, as well as saving you money and having a much lower impact on the environment than tampons or disposable pads. Resources: SckoonCup Sizing Guide
I was skeptical, but after some urging from my wife, I read up on these Menstrual Cups, and if you have doubts, then read the reviews.
Maxi Pads: Maxi pads make great bandages and absorb a lot of blood, I’d be really surprised if you could find any on the shelves after any sort of disaster or after a post apocalyptic event.
The good news is that they make washable/reusable menstrual pads. It will take some planning to ensure that they can be stored/stowed after use and washed before they are needed again, but this is a better solution than having no solution at all, when it’s too late.
Female Urination Device: I didn’t know this device existed, until my wife bought one from Amazon.com. She purchased the Go Girl Female Urination Device (in pink), but keep in mind there is also a khaki/camouflage Go Girl too)
Here’s a description from Amazon.com: Go Girl is a simple, sanitary device made from germ-resistant medical-grade silicone that allows women the benefit of going to the bathroom standing up. The easy-to-use device is reusable or disposable and the small storage tube fits easily into a purse or backpack. Go Girl is for active, traveling and germ-conscious women who don’t have access to a sit-down toilet or who don’t want to use unfit facilities.
If we ever have a SHTF situation, life will be tough enough. You’ll want to be sure have all the supplies you’ll need and feminine hygiene is every bit as important as first aid supplies. Make sure you have enough of these items for all the ladies in your group and for those little ladies in your group who will mature sooner or later too! Stock up on some reusable Feminine Hygiene Products for SHTF!