superglue survival

Super Glue Survival Guide
How Superglue 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 preparedness.

How Superglue Could Save your Life
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!
It will save your financial life.

  • 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 destination.

  • 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.

Did you know you can use superglue to make an adhesive filler?
This is another way SuperGlue can save the day (or at least your
financial life). Make the most of what you have by saving money
and fixing what you've got.

Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a catalyst for SuperGlue and
well loved by preppers as a multi-purpose survival item. When
you mix b
aking soda 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.
Superglue can be a lifesaving part of your first aid kit as it can
help you close wounds.

Can you really 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:
Crazy Glue to repair shoes isn't instant! You'll need duct tape or a shoe lace to help you get your destination.
Super glue to repair shoes isn't instant! You'll need duct tape or a shoe
lace to help you get your destination.
Krazy Glue
Crazy glue for eyeglass repair
Gorilla Super glue will help you with eye glass repair.
Gorilla Super Glue
Super glue mirror adhesive
Vetbond
Instant glue stick
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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!

Happy endings...
SuperGlue has many uses for preppers and it's inexpensive.

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