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Everyday Essentials: The Many Uses Of Soap. Photos – Pixabay (PD)
Body washes and all-in-one moisturizers seem to have replaced old-fashioned bar soaps in most people’s showers over the past few years. But there are still plenty of uses for those delightfully scented bars of sodium salts and fatty acids. And because it’s so affordable, soap makes an excellent addition to any prepper’s stockpile. Here’s a look at just a few amazing uses of soap in and around the house. Make sure to comment with any other ideas you’ve found for bar soaps.
Remove Stubborn Clothing Stains
If you’ve ever accidentally let grease, paint, or other stubborn stains dry on your clothes before getting them into the washer, you know it can be next to impossible to get them out ever again. Next time, try this simple trick: rub a damp (not soaking wet) bar of white bar soap over the stain, making sure to penetrate as deep as you can. Let the soap sit for about 15 minutes and then wash the item as you usually would. The stain should be gone. Stubborn stains like oil or perfume may take two tries.
Mark A Hem
Marking chalk has a nasty habit of sticking around even after you’ve washed your clothes. Try marking hemlines with a sliver of soap for a line that washes out easily with just a bit of water.
Keep Garden Pests At Bay
Nestling a bar or two of soap in your flower beds will help shoo away common flower eating bugs.
Lubricate Screws, Nails, And More
Rubbing a bit of soap on nails, screws, saw blades and the like with help them slide through wood more easily without splitting it.
Keep your nails clean while working in the garden, painting, or fixing mechanical equipment or cars by scraping your nails over a bar of soap before getting to work. The soap will prevent oil, grease, dirt and paint from collecting and caking under your nails, and will wash out easily in the shower.
Use Soap To Keep Pests Off Your Plants
Did you know that soap is an insect repellent? Keep your crops from being eaten by bugs by mixing a bar of soap in a bowl of water until it begins to look sudsy. Pour the soapy water into a spray bottle and spray it on your plants and crops, paying careful attention to the underside of the leaves.
Relieve Itchy Mosquito Bites
Rubbing mosquito, flea, spider, and other irritating bug bites with a damp bar of soap will calm the itch and help dry out the bite, leading to faster healing.
Keep Your Closets Fresh
Placing a bar of your favorite scented soap in your closets, drawers, hampers, suitcases and more will keep them from getting musty and stale, and doubles as a bug and moth repellent.
Loosen Rusty Zippers
The next time you’re trying to open up a stuck or rusty zipper, slide a bar of soap up and down the teeth a few times. It should begin to slide properly right away.
Deer seem to hate the scent of strong soaps, especially the “Irish” varieties. Shave a couple of bars and place the pieces in nylon stockings. Hang or hide the shavings in the areas you’d like to keep deer-free.
Freshen Stinky Shoes
Place an unwrapped bar of soap inside your sweatiest, stinkiest shoes overnight. They will smell fresh by morning.
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This Crazy Off Grid Device Literally Makes Drinkable Water From Fresh Air:
According to NASA, the U.S. is expecting a 100-YEAR LONG MEGADROUGHT.
It's already begun. Ask the farmers in California. They know.
Every survivalist knows that water is of critical importance. You NEED an independent water source that you can count on!
As an interesting "survival rehearsal" - imagine that you turned the tap on right now and nothing came out. How long would you last?
But what if there was another water source literally hidden in plain sight. That's right, I'm talking about the atmosphere!
The amazing thing about getting water from the natural moisture in the air... is that it is ALWAYS available.
This gives you real water security!
Learn more about how to tap into "Nature's secret water reservoir" and stay hydrated when TSHTF!
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😳 What Tinnitus Does To Your Brain Cells (And How To Stop It)
After 47 years of studies and countless brain scans done on more than 2,400 tinnitus patients, scientists at the MIT Institute found that in a shocking 96% of cases, tinnitus was actually shrinking their brain cells.
As it turns out, tinnitus and brain health are strongly linked.
Even more interesting: The reason why top army officials are not deaf after decades of hearing machine guns, bombs going off and helicopter noises…
Is because they are using something called "the wire method", a simple protocol inspired by a classified surgery on deaf people from the 1950s...
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Remember... back in those days, there was no electricity... no refrigerators... no law enforcement... and certainly no grocery store or supermarkets... Some of these exceptional skills are hundreds of years of old and they were learned the hard way by the early pioneers.
We've lost to history so much survival knowledge that we've become clueless compared to what our great grandfathers did or built on a daily basis to sustain their families.
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What REALLY Happens When You Bury a Shipping Container? (Hint: It's A Bit Crazy...)
Shipping containers are all the rage - but if you are thinking about buying one, you MUST watch this video first:
There's a general belief that if you bury a shipping container you can create an awesome root cellar / storm shelter / survival bunker.
But is a shipping container strong enough to handle the pressure?
Watch the video to see what happens: