Aside from food and water, staying warm is a major concern if you have to rough it in the event of a disaster. While movies and television might make starting a fire look easy, it can actually be quite difficult if you don’t have access to dry tinder and wood. If you happen to have tampons on hand, you’re already halfway to a roaring fire. Open a tampon and pull out the fibers inside. The fibers will remain dry while in the package and are highly flammable.