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Super Glue Survival Guide
How Krazy Glue could save your life

Preppers live by the rule of three and when it comes to the rule of three, there are
three things preppers couldn't do without in terms of improvising or repairing -- and
they are, namely:
Duct Tape, WD-40 and SuperGlue!  

Preppers have loads to say about Duct tape, but not as much to say about Super
Glue or WD-40. We'll get to the wonders of  WD-40, but for now, enjoy this Super
Glue Survival Guide and discover the many ways preppers use Super Glue for

The Super Ways to Use SuperGlue for Survival
Ideal for non-porous surfaces, Super Glue has an immeasurable value in emergency
situations. Here are a few of the survival uses of Super Glue...

#1 Super Glue Use: improvised repair.
Super glue works on just about everything, except glass, enabling preppers to
repair what they have! Improvised repair saves money and could save the day!

  • Ceramic and Porcelain. Super glue, like Krazy Glue, can help you save
    Grandma's life or her China! While SuperGlue is ideal for repairing broken
    dishes and is super indeed, gluing together China won't save a life, though it
    certainly will help you "make do," as people did during The Great Depression
    when no one had money. It could also help extend the goods you have, so
    you can spend your rations more wisely on other goods you may need. We'll
    get to the part about how super glue can save her life in the first aid section,

  • Plastic, rubber and vinyl:

  • Fixing plastic back pack clips. Super Glue comes in handy for backpacking or
    your bugout bag. The plastic clips that belt in often break when it's most
    inconvenient. This is when Super Glue will help you get your load to the next

  • Repairing plastic, rubber and vinyl car parts. Cracked tail lights or loose
    mirrors can cause you trouble on the road ahead in regards to safety and the
    law, but they are not a problem when you pack Super Glue in your everyday
    carry, bugout bag or glove compartment. Thanks to Super Glue, you'll see
    better with proper use of a mirror you fix and thus avoid accidents. And
    speaking of accidents, the bumpers of your car absorb most of the shock
    when another car hits you, but you'd be surprised of the hairline fractures to
    your tail lights suffer. You may not discover a problem until the first rainy day
    when there's a problem. The happy news is that Super Glue works well in wet
    weather, so you can inspect tail lights for cracks and ensure will not short
    circuit later. Super Glue will help you repair the vinyl seats, too, which will
    save you money.

  • Repairing cordage. Sometimes paracord, rope or other cordage will fray.  
    With Super Glue you can enhance cordage.

  • Wood.
  • Lean-to Shelter. Lean on Super Glue to help you craft emergency shelter.
    Super Glue could aid you in fortifying shelter -- for example to glue large
    sections of bark together to provide dry cover.

  • Lashing to improvise a stretcher. Certainly, Super Glue can help you with
    lashing wood to keep it in place while you wrap your cordage. And if you're
    improvising cordage it the wild, it's Super Glue that can help you fortify your
    cordage! For live-saving purposes, you might use Super Glue and cordage to
    lash a stretcher to get an immobile member of your family group to a medic.

  • Lashing to make primitive tools or traps. With Super Glue you can connect
    rock to wood to help you adhere make spears and axes. Think of it as support
    to your lashing!

  • Metal. For eyeglass repair in a pinch it's Super Glue to the rescue again.

  • Leather. Amazing, but SuperGlue works on leather too.

  • Fiberglass: Tent poles break and yet again Super Glue can get them back
    together to help you build the shelter you need.

#2 Super Glue Use: Mix SuperGlue with Baking Soda to make an
adhesive filler.
Baking soda is a catalyst for Superglue. Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) is well
loved by preppers as a multi-purpose survival item, and when you mix it with Super
Glue you have an amazing substance that hardens. All you need is a light sprinkle.
When you add baking soda to cyanoacrylate glue, it forms a hard, lightweight
adhesive filler. To do this method, first sprinkle the baking soda to the area that
needs filling, then use the Super Glue dropper to get the right amount of adhesive.
It's a method ideal for
porous materials that Super Glue might not otherwise work well with alone.

A popular method with aircraft modelers who have foam parts, preppers will find
many other uses for SuperGlue as well.

Here's a demonstration of mixing baking soda with Super Glue to help you with filing
resin gaps, cracks and flaws the easy fast way!

  • Warning:  Be careful to avoid skin contact - this combination (baking soda and
    Super Glue) can burn your fingers a bit. It will feel hot. Be careful because the
    reaction between cyanoacrylate and baking soda is very exothermic (heat-
    producing) and also produces noxious vapors.

  • See the video at the bottom of the page.

#3: Super Glue Use: First Aid.

Can you use Super Glue on skin lacerations and small cuts?
For many years mountaineers and backpackers have packed Super Glue in their
backpacks for a variety of emergencies, including first aid.

Indeed it is possible to close a wound with Super Glue; however, you must also be
accountable for your actions and cause no further harm to someone. In short,
Superglue is toxic. It’s known to cause further tissue damage and also is an irritant
through the nose and throat and to the lungs, as well it may irritate eyes.

For this reason, it’s not advisable to use a Super Glue in an emergency situation if
you have other options.  Super Glue is not a sterile or medical grade product. Supre
Glue has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for first aid
applications. As well, not all “superglues” are the same!

  • methy-2-cyanoacrylate or ethyl-2-cyanoacrylate are the principle
    components of commercially available Super Glue.

  • 2-Octyl cyanoacrylate is a cyanoacrylate ester that’s used in medical-grade
    adhesives.  This is an important distinction! The U.S. Food and Drug
    Administration approved Octyl-cyanocrylate in 2001 for closing wounds, as it
    provides a "barrier against common bacterial microbes, including certain
    staphylococci, pseudomonads, and Escherichia coli".

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration did not approve use of a Super Glue as a
medical adhesive until 1998 with Dermabond, pictured left/

  • Dermabond Single Unit Topical Skin: There’s no suture needed with
    Dermabond, a topical skin adhesive that works like Super Glue on the skin. It’
    s a one-time use, and rather expensive because of this, but a much a safer
    alternative than Super Glue in terms of toxicity.

  • VetBond. For your pets there's 3M's Vetbond. Other veterinary glues are
    available, but why take a veterinary glue when a human approved glue is
    available and without prescription.?

Having said all this, if you don’t have Dermabond, available in a life-or-death
situation, why not use some super glue? It’s perfectly logical to conclude that if you
might die from wound itself, then it’s better to risk the toxicity of the application in
lieu of bleeding to death.

How to Remove Super Glue from your skin
Did you get into a sticky situation and need to get some crazy glue off your skin?
Super glue comes in handy for survival, but should you get some on your skin, then
you'll need to watch this super quick video from HOW.

If you get some Super Glue on your hands, here's How to get it off:

So there you have an answer for removing super glue! We hope you never need to
remove super glue from your skin.

Certainly there are many super prepping uses of SuperGlue for survival. Whether
you prefer the brand name Super Glue, Krazy Glue or Gorilla Glue, be sure to pack
some of this amazing substance!

  • Handy Prepper tip:
  • If it moves and shouldn't use SuperGlue or duct tape.
  • If it doesn't move and should, well then use WD-40!

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