Most people love garlic (or at least enjoy it in their food). That’s because this delicious, nutritious food brings lots of flavor to almost any meal.
Well, as it turns out, garlic is good for a lot more than just its flavor. And, if you’re in an SHTF situation, it’s surprising how many ways this grocery store product can help improve your situation.
You’ll be so glad you took the time to discover these…
6 Survival Uses For Garlic You’d Never Expect
Remember that myth that garlic can ward off vampires? Well, it’s partly true – it CAN ward off bloodsucking mosquitos!
Simply take a few cloves of garlic and mince them. Then place them in a bowl of mineral oil, and let them sit for a full 24 hours.
Next, combine the garlic with 2 cups water and 1 tsp. lemon juice. Put the mixture in a spray bottle, and you’ve got a effective and natural bug spray to use on pesky mosquitos.
Garlic has well-known healing properties, which can help kill bacteria, fight off infection and prevent you from getting sick. You can also use it as an outside solution by placing a garlic salve onto a wound. This will help prevent bacteria from making their home inside the wound.
Find A Fish
Here’s an odd survival hack – turns out garlic attracts fish. In fact, many fishermen swear by this, as fish swarm up to get a taste of this yummy treat.
According to some, the best way to get fish to bite your hook is to take a marshmallow, and coat it with garlic (either in fresh or powder form). Then stick it on the hook – the fish will be able to smell it, and get curious.
Relieve Cold Sores
Although cold sores aren’t exactly life-threatening, they’re still a pain. That’s why you can rub some raw garlic onto the sore to help it disappear faster.
To do this, take a clove of garlic, cut it in half, and place it onto the sore for a few minutes. Repeat this process several times every day.
Doing this will help increase your body’s immune response, and will help encourage it to heal more rapidly.
Stop The Glass From Cracking
If you have glass that has hairline cracks in it, you don’t want the cracks to keep going and further damage the glass. Thankfully, you can stop it with some fresh garlic.
Take a raw garlic clove and crush it up with the flat edge of your knife (or a garlic crusher if you’ve got one). Then rub the garlic onto the glass, wiping the excess liquid away. Doing this will not only prevent the glass from cracking further, but it’ll also help extend the life of the glass.
Take Out A Splinter
Just because a splinter probably won’t kill you doesn’t mean it isn’t annoying. Thankfully, you can use garlic to help you take it out.
Take a fresh clove of garlic and cut a thin slice from it. Place the slice on top of the splinter, and wrap a bandage over it to secure it to the skin.
Keep the bandage on for a few hours, and then take it off. The splinter will likely have risen up to the top of the skin, making it much easier to remove.