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Not so much for fire
by: Anonymous

I think one should carry a Tampon in-case of a gun shot wound (they act as a sterile absorbing plug).

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DANGER!
by: Anonymous

Nothing personal here, I just don't want anyone injured.
Gasoline in all its forms, white gas, lantern fuel,etc. is always extremely dangerous. It will "burst into flame", much bigger flame than you ever expected, long before your match or ingiter even gets close to the fuel soaked area.
Consider the danger, and in a survival situation you may be desparate for a fire, but then if burned there won't be any medical care available, making your situation even more desparate.
If one must resort to gasoline, a much smaller amount, a few drops, will suffice. A tampon soaked in gasoline is enough "explosive" to qualify for a Molotov cocktail.

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