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Why are there no menstruation products in hibernation kits?

Hibernation kits are well known kit to those who have worked in hostile environments. They are a standard part of an organisation’s preparedness for an incident so bad that their staff cannot evacuate and must ‘go to ground’ and wait it out.

While they’re waiting they might need a few items. Food, water, sanitary supplies, and communications. These are all kept stocked in hibernation kits. As a humanitarian aid worker and security professional I have seen a lot of stock lists for hibernation kits.

Never. Not once. Have I seen menstruation products listed.


Hypothesis #1: Women don’t work in hostile locations where an event requiring a hibernation kit could be necessary.