Good info here on the uses of Pine Sap / Tar
by Todd Walker
Scavenging resources in a wilderness survival situation can turn up life-saving stuff. That’s why developing a possum mentality is vital!
Our ancestors walked our woodlands and learned to use the resources most modern outdoor enthusiast overlook. Essential woodland resources seem to be invisible to the modern eye. The stuff you’ve got packed in your woodcraft/bushcraft kit or bug out bag are consumable. You’ll eventually use up that roll of duct tape… or, more than likely, you forgot to pack it.
Not a problem. Pine trees produce a sticky substitute with superior benefits!
Learning to identify and use natural resources has gotten me out of many sticky situations in the woods. Pardon the play on words as we explore the many uses of this tacky, amber-colored pine sap I call Jewel of the Woods!
Collecting Sappy Jewels
Pine trees secrete resin as a defense to close wounds from insects or other forces. The sap provides a…
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