Petroleum Jelly......... Vaseline Jelly.... Wonderful Stuff

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  1. Sourdough

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    Petroleum Jelly.........Vaseline Jelly....Wonderful Stuff.

    I buy this stuff by the case. If I could find it in five gallon buckets I would purchase that way.
     
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    We have this last week nearly 18 hours a day of lovely sunshine. So I hauled out four "TUBS" (13 oz. $1.95 each) and went to work on the winter stuff. Winter boots, Winter mittens, Winter gloves, Belts, Gun slings, and yes boys and girls winter steel wool. And a fair amount of summer stuff also.

    So todays quiz question: Steel Wool and Vaseline.........??? Plus used paper towels.
     
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  3. Snyper

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    You ran out of toilet paper.
     
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    steel wool and Vaseline, sounds like a fire starter/extender. Steel wool in its self will light up with a spark, maybe the Vaseline allows it to burn a lot longer.

    you use Vaseline on leather goods, I never knew.

    Do you keep any bag balm on hand?
     
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    YES........strangely a almost never use it, I do like it. Just rarely need it.

    YES........

    YES........but only on soft leather, not on Holsters. However I deeply love flap holsters, and I liberally use Petroleum Jelly on the flap part, as I want that soft and flexible.
     
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    Just bought two more of the large containers of petroleum Jelly and put them aside.

    Do the same with the olde vapor rub...buy it and put it back..

    Even used petroleum Jelly to lubricate fishing reels when taking them apart, cleaning , and reassembly .
    Great stuff...

    Watcherchris,
    Not an Ishmaelite.
     
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    Interesting. Not what I've known Vaseline for, hahahahha!

    I find lanolin works extremely well for lubricating various items, including skin. It's brilliant stuff.
     
  8. lonewolf

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    petroleum jelly comes from the oil industry, I hate the stuff.
    wont be much of it about post TEOTWAWKI once the stocks are used up.
     
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      Exactly. Lanolin is the go.
       
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  9. lonewolf

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    natural/herbal ointments usually have a beeswax base, the ones I have tried at least.
     
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    Yes, beeswax is also good, though it doesn't have the lasting protection that lanolin has.
     
  11. lonewolf

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    I am still using some that was made several years ago.
     
  12. Blitz

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    That sure as hell lasts a long time!
     
  13. lonewolf

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    I know Lanolin is found on sheep's fleece but i'm not sure how to process it.
     
  14. Blitz

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    You should be able to buy it at a chemist. I get it in a tube, which lasts yonks.

    When I washed my sheep's fleece, the lanolin comes out. However, it is a pain to process. To be frank, it's a lot easier to just buy it already processed.

    I'm presuming you can buy it there. It's really good for nappy rash, so I would think chemists would have it.
     
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    sorry, I am think about post Collapse resources when such places wont be functioning.
    just walking into a chemist and buying it is too damn easy!!:D
     
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  16. Blitz

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    Hahahhahaha! What more can I say? Hahahahahaha!
     
  17. lonewolf

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    What about Beef Dripping? now that was wonderful on toast, mind you that's a Northern thing, most Southerners would turn their nose up at the very thought.
     
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      Ooooh yes! Delicious with lashings of salt and pepper! Many a hungry mouths were fed with beef dripping and bread.
       
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    Sourdough: I do share your passion for Vaseline, but don't keep such copious quantities. I have containers in all of our BOB's. Some are small travel sizes. Some are larger.

    I have never used lanolin, but isn't that more expensive than Vaseline? Maybe not enough to make a difference.
     
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      I haven't bought Vaseline for years, so really don't know. I would think it probably is. Nonetheless, it is worth the added expense, if any, as the quality is far superior.
       
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    It is massively more expensive. "Massively". Especially if purchased as pure lanolin. It is generally a small part of many products because of cost.
     
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      Just Googled it. In Aust, Lanolin is $3.92 for a 20g tube. Vaseline is $2.99 for a 50g container. So, yes, lanolin is a lot more expensive. However, quality over quantity any day.
       
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  20. arctic bill

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    i use dubbin for leather treatment . Tana Dubbin is a combination of natural grease and plant oils to replace oils that gradually diminish from leather and keep your genuine leather moccasins, shoes or boots soft and supple.
    MY brother worked at as a lumber jack many years ago. the men there showed him how to keep the boots waterproof without ruinning the rubber parts
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    Crap, something to add to my inventory. Honestly I missed this one. I always have some around, but not enough.
     
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