In tough survival situations, you must know how you can use pine resin to your advantage!
Pine Resin and the Ways You Can Use It for Survival
A Little About Pine Resin
Growing up in the Piney Woods of East Texas, I am now well-accustomed to the scent of pine resin. While camping out for weeks at a time, my uncle always hikes out into the area of pine forests surrounding our campsite.
That’s where he finds good and solid pine trees to pull some sap from so we could get a fire going the “old fashion” way. But, I never realized how many other uses there were for pine resin.
When you ignite the resin, it will burn long enough to dry the pine needles. You can then add small pieces of the pine sticks which will burn even if somewhat damp because of the resin.
Once you’ve got a sizable flame going, you can start drying out other wood.
6. Treat Rashes
When you’re out in the woods, it’s often you encounter unfamiliar substances. These can make your skin itch and give you rashes.
Luckily, there are home remedies you can use to get rid of rashes and pine resin’s sap has a natural treatment for this. You just need the help of fire ash and oil to mix it with the pine sap.
And there you have it: moisturizing soap to treat rashes!
7. Soothe a Sore Throat
Another survival use of pine resin is to soothe a sore throat. You can get the sap directly from the tree and eat it. This will help soothe and coat your throat, especially if you’re feeling under weather.
To give you more details, here’s a video from The Outsider’s channel featuring one of the survival uses of pine resin:
Now that you know the uses of pine resin, you’ll know how to survive in case you find yourself trapped in the woods. May this list serve as a handy guide for you and your friends if you ever plan to go out for a hike.
Do you have anything else to add to our list of survival uses of pine resin? Tell us in the comments section below.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 23, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.