If you have women in your life then you should be prepping these. If you don't have females in your life then you still should be prepping these. Many think of bartering whiskey & smokes but what about maxi pads? 7 Unusual Multi-Purpose Items For Survival | Survival skills, survival guns, survival guide I really like the use as a shoe pad. Your feet are so important. Keeping them dry plus padded is a key thing. I have seen people put a band aid on the back of their heels when breaking in new shoes/boots. I use a mini pad. Just trim it, stick it to the back of the shoe and it gives much better padding then a band aid. Following is a video of a man who gives his opinion on Israeli bandage vs. maxi pad & ace bandage. My opinion below. Yes, he makes a great point on cost effectiveness but there is no pressure point when using the maxi pad/ace bandage. Though you probably could use something for pressure. ** I have the Israeli bandages in my first aid bag and I also carry the maxi/mini pads & ace bandages. If a wound is bleeding but not needing extra pressure then I would use a maxi or mini pad.