WD-40 as a survival tool

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How to use the can with a thousand uses

How to use the can with a thousand uses in prepping...
Highly respected in the prepper community, WD-40 is known as
the "can with a thousand uses." While there are many ways to
use WD-40, our is a categorized list specifically for preppers of
the weird and wacky ways to use WD-40 in prepping.

Using WD-40: the can with a thousand uses
As a multi-purpose lubricant, WD-40 reduces friction, displaces
moisture, removes grease and grime, and protects metal from
rust and corrosion. There's a whole list of weird and wacky ways
preppers use WD-40. Are you ready? Here goes...

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!

#1: WD-40 Keeps your car running smoothly.
It's just nice to know that WD-40 is so useful to have around the
garage or a small can in the glove compartment or tool box. WD-
40 will help you get out of harms way, go home or get to your
bugout location.

It's not so wacky to keep your vehicle, smooth and safe with WD-
40, but it's particularly important to do so before setting in on the
harsh Winter driving conditions.  

Here are some wonderful ways WD-40 can improve your ride:
  1. Helps remove carbon buildup common to spark plugs.
  2. Loosens carburetor linkage when stuck.
  3. Keeps suspension gaskets from deteriorating.
  4. Cleans ignition wires.

#2: Improves visibility and helps you maintain your
WD-40 can help you maintain your car at peak performance in
other ways:

  • Cleans windshield. Gets rid of bug splatter on your vehicle

  • Improves visibility in the snow. WD-40 can help reduce
    snow buildup on your windshield. Spray it on before the
    snowfalls and it will help you clear the buildup of snow more

  • Removes sap. Indeed, WD-40 will remove tar and sap from
    your car's exterior, including vehicle grills and bumpers.

#3: WD-40 improves your bike ride.
Thinking of bugging out by bicycle? Not only will WD-40 reduce
friction and stop squeaks on bicycles, which may be important to
escape unnoticed, but you will find WD-40 has many other uses
to improve your bike.

  • Keeps bike chains working properly. WD-40 will help you
    lubricate bicycle chains and keep them clean without the

  • Helps you maintain your bike. Clean, lube and protect your
    bike with WD-40.

#4: WD-40 gets rid of moisture on electrical
You may need to get rid of moisture after a rainstorm or flood to
help you restore electrical connections. With the power turned off,
spray WD-40 on generators and power panel boxes, and other
electrical connections. You'll wick away moisture and preserve
your equipment for another day!

#5: WD-40 Protects fish hooks and lures.
Can WD-40 help you catch more fish? Maybe! Avid fisherman
swear there's fish oil in WD-40 (because it helps them catch fish),
but the manufacturer says it simply isn't so! The magic of WD-40
is that it keeping fish hooks and lures clean.

With WD-40 to protect fish hooks and lures, it keeps them in top
working order (and experts say this will help you catch more fish).
You fell for that one, hook, line and sinker, but why not give it

#6: WD-40 Frees sticky mechanisms (penetrates
stuck and rusted parts).
WD-40 removes rust from screws, nuts, bolts, plumbing joints,
and locks to lubricate them and free sticky mechanisms.

  • Guards locks and latches. Think of WD-40 for your locks and
    latches, which may rust. WD-40 will help displace the
    moisture and keep your locks and latches rust free. All it
    takes is a generous spray to prepare them. Unfreeze a lock
    so you can access your tools or retreat to safety by
    lubricating all your locks routinely with WD-40.

  • Protects nuts and bolts from rust and corrosion. While WD-
    40 removes rust, you can prevent it from happening in the
    first place with preventative care. A spray adds a layer of

  • Ensures plumbing tools are in good working order. Keep
    your plumbing tools rust- and corrosion-free, too so you can
    weather anything that comes your way.

#7: Keeps garden and hand tools rust free.
While WD-40 loosens rusted parts, WD-40 also effectively
displaces moisture, restoring wet tools and equipment, which
ensures your hand tools are in pristine working order, particularly
for blades:

  • Cleans your axe, saw and snow shovel. You'll want to keep
    your axe and saw rust free and in prime condition for
    chopping firewood and removing displaced trees and
    branches after a storm. Your axe may be your most valuable
    asset in Winter, so you'll need to ensure it stays rust free
    before the snow season hits, and ready for any catastrophe.

  • Keeps clay away from your shovel! Spray WD-40 on a
    shovel before working in clay and you'll see a marked
    improvement. The clay will slide off more easily to help you
    dig more efficiently.

  • Cleans and protects the blades of your pruning sheers.
    Just as WD-40 is able to keep the mechanisms in order of
    the pruning sheets and clean the blades, WD40 will keep
    them from rusting in the first place!

#8: Gets rid of duct tape gunk (and other gum
The way WD-40 works on the gooey mess of bubble gum also will
help you remove the duct tape gunk and more.

  • Removes pill bottle residue. WD-40 will help you get the
    residue from pill bottle labels so you can reuse them. Pill
    bottles are ideal storage places for mini survival kits. (Here's
    how to make a mini pill bottle survival kit.)

  • Removes Duct tape gunk.  Preppers love their duct tape
    because it fixes just about everything and affixes wherever
    you need it. Unfortunately, duct tape also will leave a
    residue when you need to make something unstuck.  Start
    spraying and watch WD-40 do it's magic! It will help you
    remove the adhesive, so you can get a clean start for your
    next project.

#9: Helps you in the bathroom.
Preppers "make do or do without," and to this end WD-40 will
help you in the bathroom. In the bathroom, WD-40 can help with
lime buildup and even prevent the bugs from crawling around:

  • Dissolves lime buildup from your toilet (thanks to the power
    of its solvents) to make an easier time of scrubbing.

  • Clears the lime on shower head so you don't have to buy a
    new one.

  • Helps keep the bugs out. Apparently, spraying WD-40 on
    your bathroom window sill will keep the bugs away.

Why not give WD-40 a try?

Additional Benefits of WD-40 Preppers will appreciate:
  1. Declogs propane nozzles.
  2. Removes grime from wood burning stoves
  3. Cleans candle soot.
  4. Tarnishes silver.
  5. Help manage burnout on swamp coolers / evaporative air
  6. Keeps air conditioners running smoothly.
  7. Gets out the salty ice wedged in your work boots.
  8. Lubricates automatic poultry feeders.
  9. Loosens ink stains on clothing (just give it a spray, but test
    a small portion of your fabric).

WD-40 is a survival tool you will cherish. Get ready to spray WD-
40 to stop squeaks, remove and protect, loosen rusted parts, free
sticky mechanisms, and drive out moisture.

WD-40 is very useful to preppers, indeed. WD-40 stops squeaks,
removes and protects, loosens rusted parts, frees sticky
mechanisms, and drives out moisture! Need we say more? Yes,
WD-40 has many unique uses for preppers. As well, it's extremely
multi-functional. Use this petroleum-based formula on most
materials, excluding polycarbonate and clear polystyrene. Hope
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