Survival Uses For Glycerin

  • Skin Saver
  • Sun Blocker
  • Make Fire

What do you think of when you think of Glycerin? Did you know you could make fire with glycerin?

Glycerin is commonly used to make soap. It’s one of the main ingredients. I’m not even including “make soap” or “clean yourself” as uses for glycerin because they are both obvious.

3 Glycerin Uses For Survival

With that being said, here are 3 ways to use glycerin as a prepper.

Cold Weather Skin Saver

If you’re in frigid weather and have no way to moisturize your skin. Even though it’s not exactly what us men think about often, cracking skin in lower temperatures can morph into a serious situation if not taken care of. Use glycerin as a moisturizer when you need to.

Block The Sun

If you’re going to be under the sun for a sustained period of time, protecting your skin is worth the few minutes of work. A few minutes to protect your bodies largest organ so you can prevent full days of pain over sunburn is a good trade-off. Glycerin helps to thicken your skin’s layers. This will help block the suns rays from penetrating your skin.

Make Fire

As you know, making fire is a mandatory survival skill to have. The more ways you know how to create fire anywhere, anytime, the better.

You can make fire using glycerin. With this method, you’ll need glycerin and potassium permanganate. Watch the video below on how to do it.


So if you have any extra glycerin lying around serving no purpose but taking up space. Maybe you can use some for one of these.

As a prepper, do you know any other ways to use glycerin for survival?

Want to see more survival uses and hacks for everyday items? Visit the Ultimate Survival Hacks Guide here.

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3 Reliable Survival Uses For Glycerin
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