Vaseline: A Multipurpose Prep Item
by Tess Pennington
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Emergency Food Items That Can Last a Lifetime
more than the goopy stuff you put on your babys behinds. It
has uses ranging from homesteading to medicinal. Some of these unique
uses for Vaseline can be found at Joey Greens website,
who seems find wacky uses for just about everything.
a mixture of mineral oils, paraffin and micro-crystalline waxes
that, when blended together, creates a jelly-like feel. Since it
has a melting point just above body temperature, it re-solidifies,
thus locking itself in place. Vaseline is a low cost, multipurpose
prep that should be in every preppers storage closet.
jelly can be used for tinder, lightly coated on a cotton ball.
- Lure Trout
Smearing Vaseline on small pieces of sponges and hooking
them onto fish hooks will trick the fish into thinking the sponge
coated Vaseline is fish eggs.
tools and protects them from rusting.
- Rub some
Vaseline on the wheels of wagons to keep them lubricated and protect
them from rust.
leather and softens it.
- Rub Vaseline
around candle holders and the wax will not stick to them.
is a useful material when incorporated into candle wax formulas.
The petrolatum softens the overall blend, allows the candle to
incorporate additional fragrance oil, and facilitates adhesion
to the sidewall of glass.
- Use it as
a lubricant on your sailboats spinnaker pole.
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