Apologies if there is already such a topic as this, i know theres one about sillest thinsg ever done with nappies, but im asking about serious uses.
I've used nappies to mop up spills, to dry my kitchen/bathroom floor after washing it, i taped one to my ceiling once to stop a leak and recently discovered they make great ice packs, if you fill one with water and stick it in a sealed bag and freeze it, you can then wait till it thaws a bit and then you have a bag of freezing gel stuff that moulds perfectly to anywhere you want to apply it.
Other uses of nappies i have heared of is that soldiers in the desert fill them with cold water and then wear them under there helmets to keep them cool, wether thats true or not i dont know.
And i also know that the absorbent gel inside is used to spray on stuff to prevent fire from spreading, this is all bcuase a firefighter noticed how a wet nappy was the only thing left undamaged by a fire.
I would imagine the oposite is true of a dry nappy, i think the wood pulp insiode a dry nappy would make a good tinder material to start a fire (if there was nothing else to use) i also read that they used shredded nappies for snow effects in films, again this is just something i read on the internet so might not be true.
Going back to the ice pack thing again quickly, i noticed how the nappy stayed very cold for almost the entire day, infact some part were still hard and frozen, so i think they would be good for wrapping food in if you wanted to keep food and drink cold for some reason, like if your going out for a picnic somewhere, ok i know there are such thing as ice boxes for that!
anyway, has anyone else used nappies for anything other there intended purposes, or heared of any other uses for them?