That's probably just one of the uses condoms have in harsh times.
The condom is an important part of military material and not long ago this fact has been used as a trick by the Royal Air Force Regiment to attract recruits by sending out 20'000 condoms to males aged between 18-24.
Some of those uses are:
- Stop bleeding
- Prevent sand, dirt and water getting into wounds
- A condom placed over the barrel of a gun helps stop sand and dirt jamming the weapon
- Filled with water it's an emergency water carrier
- Inflate them for good small arms targets
- Use in emergencies as surgical gloves to help prevent infection spreading
- Great storage covers for anything small that must be kept dry (flaes, matches, etc)
Found other uses for condoms or know of others, let us know in the comments.