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06/02/2018 / By Zoey Sky
Aside from being a good source of sturdy timber and wood pulp, aromatic pine trees also produce resin. When you’re out in the wild, you can use pine tree resin for various survival scenarios. (h/t to ReadyNutrition.com.)
Resin is a naturally occurring substance that protects trees from fungi and disease. Resin, which is also called “sap,” has antimicrobial properties. Resin allows trees to retain water and it can protect trees during droughts. Trees use resin as a “natural self-patching” to close any wounds within it, like a deep gouge in its bark.
Resin is often used to make wood stain and varnish, but below are three survival uses for pine tree resin:
You can gather both hardened and soft resin out in the woods. Ideally, resin should be stored in a glass container.
To harvest resin, cut a V-shaped notch into tree bark in rows parallel to one another. The resin will then collect in the notch, just make sure your container is ready to catch the sap. (Related: 10 Survival trees EVERYONE should plant on their property.)
Resin also forms amber. Amber is fossilized resin, and it is often turned into jewelry. Most of the time, amber forms with animals or insects trapped inside it. Amber usually contains insects like ants, bees, and spiders.
Pine tree resin can also be used to make pine tar, pitch, rosin, and turpentine.
Remember, if you’re out in the woods and need first aid, a firestarter, or some glue, you can always gather some versatile pine tree resin.
Additionally, pine tree resin can be used for waterproofing. You can use resin to repair boats, or you can make shoes or structures waterproof.
Resin must be heated to a liquid form before you can use it for waterproofing. Don’t heat resin in a shallow container over an open flame since the flames from the fire might ignite the resin.
Read more articles about the other uses of pine tree resin at Preparedness.news.
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