Would you believe one of the uses for spider silk is for making you bulletproof? Their are surprising benefit and uses for spider silk that are worth knowing. In this post, discover 7 different spider silk uses (even stopping a bullet).
It’s no secret that spider’s silk is one of the most impressive naturally occurring materials found on earth. We discovered it’s strength thousands of years ago. The ancient Greeks would gather what they could, mostly from cobwebs, and use it to delay the bleeding from wounds.
It makes sense that spider webs would have many uses for survival and self-reliance purposes.
It’s a natural material produced in nature. Spiders use it as the backbone of their daily lives. They use it to build their base. Their shelter. They like to hang out with it (no pun intended).
In this post, you’ll learn how to use spider silk for survival.
There is one major reason to use spider’s silk and it’s to help heal wounds.
Starting our short and sweet list is the ability to heal wounds with spiders’ web. Spider silk has been used for many different medical treatments. It’s been shown to aid in regenerating tissue damage. It’s been shown to even increase the recovery rate in wounds.
This video below shows you how spider silk inspired the medical use for spider’s silk.
Make Bulletproof Clothing
The clothing made from spider silk would not only have the strength to stop a bullet, but also be lighter and stronger. Think of the spiderman costume, only real.
Standard bulletproof vests are made from kevlar, 33 layers of it. Only 4 layers of spider silk were tested for being bulletproof. It was able to slow down the bullet from a .22 caliber rifle. If we can effectively gather and use enough to get the layer count increased, it would be effective.
Spider silk is used by surgeons when operating on small and vulnerable parts of the body. The stitches that are used in eye and nerve surgical procedures have to be thin. Spider silk makes the perfect material for that.
Now you know a couple of ways to use spider webs to survive another day. If you happen to come across some or are in the wilderness with a wound. You can use it to help the wound.
I hope you enjoyed this post on the different spider silk uses for survival. Knowing the material that’s capable of being used for all these benefits is one thing, being able to access enough of it consistently is another thing.
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To see more survival uses for everyday items and materials, see the Ultimate Survival Hacks Guide here.