In yesterday's comment Jacked Up Glock Mom (JUGM), here is her link, answered a comment about little known prepper tricks.
"I know!! amazes me that other people have not figured that out yet.
unknown idea..that I have baffled other preppers with, is Crayons... I
know you have little ones, so save them... In an emergency situation,
they can burn up to 30 minutes.
And I am sure you know this one being
that you are in the medical field , but My dad was a firefighter and on
his ladder truck they would keep a nice supply of tampons...I asked why
one time, and he said if there is a major wound just shove one in....."
I actually forgot about crayon being used as candles. Another use is to melt the wax, and use it to make a wax shell over cheese, then storing the cheese in a root cellar for long term storage. I'll have to further research the types of cheese that are best suited for this type of storage. Cheese would be awesome in a societal collapse.
Speaking of Band-aids, we use a cotton ball and a piece of tape for injection sites as an impromptu Band-aid. The picture below is a variation....
Anyone got anymore tricks, tips, and hacks?
Keep Right On Prepping - K