There are a lot of everyday items around the home that can help you survive a disaster. One of them happens to be nail polish. In this video, Sensible Prepper talks about 10 ways nail polish can make surviving a disaster much easier. Here they are:
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1. Waterproof Stick Matches
It doesn’t matter what color you use. All you do is paint the heads down a bit onto the wooden part and then let them dry. After they’re dry, test them just to reassure yourself that they’ll still work.
2. Tarp Repair
Tarps can develop small holes and rips, and that’s enough to let water in if you’re trying to keep yourself or something else dry. Here’s where the different colors of nail polish come in handy, and you can match the color to the tarp. Just dab some nail polish on the small hole or rip and let it dry.
3. Eyeglass Screws Preservation
Eyeglass frames have small screws at the joint that sometimes come out. A good way to hold them tight is to dab some clear nail polish on the screw head to hold them in place.
4. Thread The Needle
The end of thread is often frayed, and that makes it hard to thread it through a needle. Dab just a touch of fingernail polish on the end of the thread and you’ll be able to thread the needle more easily. You can do the same thing that you did with thread with twine to keep the ends from fraying. It works on shoelaces too.
5. Highlight A Gunsight
A little white nail polish on the sight at the muzzle of a pistol or rifle will make it easier to see, especially in low light conditions.
6. Color Code Your Rifle Magazines
Just add a splash of nail polish on the base of the magazine. Use different colors to differentiate ammo.
Nail polish is flammable, and you can paint some kindling to really get a good start on your fire.
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8. Preserve Metal
Nail polish protects and seals so you can put it on any metal surface that’s exposed to moisture and might rust.
9. Seal Important Packages
If your mailing or shipping a package and you want to make sure the lid on the box or other part of the package has a good seal, swab a little clear nail polish on a flap or edge and the package will be sure to survive the trip.
10. Mark Your Keys
Many keys look alike. You can easily differentiate them with a little nail polish on the head of the key, so you don’t have to guess which key works for the front door and which key works for the back.
For a more detailed explanation of these uses, watch the video below.