9 Survival Uses For Pine Sap

survival uses for pine sap

There’s many survival uses for pine sap.

The only unfortunate thing is many preppers just don’t know about them.

However, that’s all about to change considering you’re about to discover these…

9 Survival Uses For Pine Sap

First of all, here’s a few videos on how to identify and collect pine sap/resin:

Transform Your Footwear

Pine sap is naturally waterproof. And, when considering its sticky texture, it’s a no-brainer for creating a waterproof sealant. Heat the sap into a liquid, and then apply it to your shoes (and clothing seams) to help them repel water.

Heal Your Skin

Eczema suffers can now rejoice knowing there’s another natural resource to help treat this skin condition.

This natural resource comes in the form of pine soap. By combining 30% pine sap, 50% fire ash and 20% fat or oil, you can make your own eczema-healing soap that will heal and moisturize dry, itchy skin.

Wound Treatment

Pine sap is a natural source of both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. As such, it’s excellent for wound treatment.

Clean and flush the wound, and then lay pine sap onto it.

DIY Glue

Collect pine resin, and then heat it until it becomes a liquid. While it’s heating, crumble some charcoal as finely as possible. Once the resin is liquified, combine it with the charcoal.

Now grab a stick and dip the tip into the liquid. You are now able to use this liquid as glue, in order to patch holes, repair shoes, and more.

Watch the video below to see how it’s done:

DIY Candles

First, make pine resin glue (as shown in the above section/video). Then dip the tip of a stick into the glue, and set it on fire. This “pitch stick” can now be used as a candle, helping you light your way in the dark.

Soothe A Sore Throat

Eating pine sap straight from the tree can help soothe a sore throat and ease the symptoms of the common cold.

Stave Off Hunger

One way to stave off hunger is by chewing gum. And, luckily, you can make your own delicious and nutritious chewing gum with the use of pine sap, beeswax and honey.

Check out the video below to see how it’s done.

Stop The Bleeding

Wound care is incredibly important in a survival situation – especially since the risk of infection increases dramatically. Thankfully, you can use pine sap to help stop the bleeding – and the infection.

Lay thick globs of pine sap on the wound. The sap’s antibacterial properties will help heal it, and will stop the bloodflow in the process.

Make A Torch

Got a bandana? Soak it in pine sap that’s been heated down to a liquid. Then wrap the bandana around a long stick.

Set the bandana on fire, and you’ll have a torch that can help light your way in the black night.

BONUS: More Uses

Believe it or not, there are even more survival uses for pine sap/resin than what’s in the list above. Check out this video to learn more.