7 Useful tools women carry that every prepper needs
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As a prepper, it's always worth considering unusual sources of survival tools and supplies. For example, a woman's purse often contains items with amazing survival uses, such as elastic hair ties and hand sanitizer.

Before SHTF, learn more about these seven useful items women usually carry in their purses. (h/t to TruePrepper.com)

Bobby pins

Bobby pins are commonly used to keep your hair out of your face. But if you practice a lot, you can use bobby pins to pick locks during an emergency.

Buy a clear lock and learn how to pick it using some bobby pins to get a basic idea of how locks work.

Compact makeup mirror

When SHTF, you can use a mirror for signaling and fire starting. If you are bugging out and are worried that you are being followed, you can also use a handheld mirror to look around corners without exposing yourself.

As a bonus, the case on makeup mirrors provides some protection for fragile glass.

However, if you are worried about the case being too bulky or the mirror breaking inside your bug-out bag, a flat survival mirror may be a better choice. A signal mirror is usually smaller, lighter and more durable.

Elastic hair ties

Think of an elastic hair tie as an elastic version of a paracord. You can use hair ties to tightly close open bags or as cordage.

Hand sanitizer

Hand sanitizer has several prepping uses. It can be used to remove stains in clothing and glue residue.

Hand sanitizer can also be used for firestarting since it has a high amount of alcohol.

You can also use hand sanitizer to keep your hands clean, Maintaining proper hygiene is important even after SHTF. (Related: Stealthy prepping: Concealing your stockpile in plain sight.)

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Lip balm

Lip balm contains wax, which is a useful substance for various prepping needs.

Like hand sanitizer, lip balm can be used as a makeshift firestarter. Since most lip balms are made from greasy ingredients such as oils or waxes, you can apply some lip balm to cotton balls.

Apply an open flame to the waxy cotton ball to start a fire.

Menstrual pads

Menstrual pads or sanitary pads are flammable and absorbent, making them useful for firestarting in an emergency.

You can also use a clean pad for first aid and as a wound dressing.


Like menstrual pads, tampons are also absorbent.

You can use a clean tampon to filter large sediment out of water. It can also be used as fire kindler.

Where to get more prepping supplies for your survival needs

The Health Ranger Store is committed to helping everyone prepare for any emergency. That’s why we’re proud to introduce useful prepping items such as essential oils and paracord.

Frankincense serrata essential oil contains useful components with natural cleansing properties, such as alpha- and beta-pinene, limonene, linalool and myrcene. These compounds make frankincense serrata essential oil a great addition to homemade natural cleaning solutions.

The essential oil can also be added to your bug-out bag or survival stockpile.

Health Ranger Select Organic Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil is carefully extracted from the sap of the Boswellia serrata tree. It's also a great all-around essential oil for your home and self-care needs.

This versatile essential oil contains no additives, fillers or synthetic chemicals. It is also non-China, certified organic and rigorously lab tested for glyphosate, heavy metals and microbes.

You should also have super strong, durable and wear-resistant cordage in your preparedness kit.

We also offer Ranger Gear UHMWPE Braided Survival Cord 1.5mm that can carry up to 200 lbs., which makes it suitable for securing rolled items or binding small things, such as firewood, or even twigs and branches when making a temporary shelter.

Use it to tie tools to your belt for easy access. You can also use this thin cordage to make clotheslines, bundle plants and herbs for drying, create DIY fishing lines, tie down tarps, or make simple traps, snares and trip wires for hunting small game.

Ranger Gear UHMWPE Braided Survival Cord also has first aid purposes, such as fashioning a DIY sling or sprint for injured limbs.

Visit Health Ranger Store and Brighteon Store to find more prepping products for your stockpile. You can also visit Preparedness.news for more prepping tips and tricks.

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Prepping must-haves: Essential items to include in your survival stockpile.

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