Petroleum Jelly (or Vaseline) is one of the best items to put into your bug-out-bag, bunker, or whatever you use to stockpile. When prepping it is important, to minimize space and get the best value from your investment, to pick items that have multiple uses. Petroleum jelly has lots of uses. It is also inexpensive, easy to find, easy to store and fairly light. As you will see, petroleum jelly is something every prepper should have!
I am sure when you pick up a container of Vaseline you don’t think “fire”, but that is one of its most important uses in a survival situation. Many preppers and survivalists use petroleum jelly and cotton balls to make a formidable fire-starting agent. To do this, you dip the cotton balls in petroleum jelly, and then put them in a Ziploc bag or some type of airtight container. To start a fire with them pile up some small kindling in a teepee shape, put one of the balls in the middle, and light it. It will ignite easily, and burn hot enough to get your fire going reliably. These balls are easy to make, light, compact and very useful when you’re trying
Originally posted on Ask A Prepper