Ok now that that’s covered, on to the survival uses of pine sap/resin…
1) Waterproof Shoes
Pine sap naturally repels water, which, coupled with its sticky texture, makes it an ideal, natural waterproof sealant. By heating the sap into a liquid form, you can use a stick to apply it to a variety of things, such as seams on shoes and clothing.
2) Treat Eczema
Millions of people suffer from the itchy, red rashes that eczema can produce. However, pine sap provides a natural treatment for it. Many people find the best way to take advantage of this is by making pine soap. By combining pine sap (30%), fire ash (50%), and fat or oil (20%), you’ve now got a treatment to help moisturize and heal dry skin from eczema.
3) Treat Wounds
Pine sap is amazing for treating wounds thanks to its natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Simply clean/flush the wound first like normal and then lather the pine sap onto it.
Or, if you don’t have pine sap around you, you can use a trusted first-aid kit.
4) Create Pine Resin Glue
Heat the pine resin until it becomes a liquid; while it’s warming, crumble charcoal as finely as you can. Once the liquid has formed, combine it with the charcoal. Grab a stick and dip it into the liquid; you can now use this glue for a multitude of uses, such as repairing shoes or patching holes. Here’s a video of the process: