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Unusual products in the battlefield
- Subject: [web-heads] Unusual products in the battlefield
- From: Gene Spafford <spaf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 20:43:21 -0400
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From: "Tom Durkin" <tdurkin@xxxxxxx>
Date: August 16, 2007 2:45:54 PM EDT
On the surface, this might seem funny, but the bottom-line is dead
serious -- a sterile gunshot wound dressing.
You'll find kotex-style pads in most home-made first aid kits, too --
excellent sterile dressing for applying pressure on large wounds.
(And no, panty liners aren't the same!)
The use of condoms over gun muzzles to keep out sand is old -- dates
back at least to WWII.
And one of the better stories out the early days of the Afghan
invasion was that our Special Forces ended up wearing large size
pantyhose to prevent saddle sores while riding the horses and donkeys
with primitive saddles in the mountains -- a method allegedly used by
John Wayne in his cowboy film days! (Think bike shorts under fatigues.)
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