Survival Hack: Using Lip Balm To Waterproof Equipment

Survival Hack Lip Balm
Lip balm isn’t just to protect your lips.  It has many uses especially for us survivalists who like to have tools with multiple functions.  One of the main uses of lip balm for a survivalist is to use it waterproof items that have zippers such as jackets, tents or backpacks.   A way to help waterproof these zippers is to run lip balm with firm pressure along the length of the zipper.  The wax will press into the cracks and prevent the water from getting in.  As an added bonus lip balm can also act as a lubricant that might help you free the zipper from a tight spot. Use lip balm liberally, but don’t expect it to fix all of your zipper woes.

Check out these additional unique ways you can uses lip balm

1. Keep knives from rusting.
2. Make a Q-Tip candle.
3. Start a fire.
4. Use as a mild anesthetic.
5. Treat minor skin abrasions. 
6. Make a Candle
7. Waterproof your gear
8. Use as sunscreen
What other creative uses have you had with lip balm? Let us know in the comments below!


  1. That is a really good tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere.
    Simple but very accurate info… Thanks for sharing this one.
    A must read article!

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