Now I know you probably rolled your eyes at that, but hear me out…
Pine cones have a surprising amount of uses – especially in a survival situation.
And when SHTF, you might just need these brown little miracles to help keep you alive.
Your Christmas tree may have come with pine cones on it, or you might have them around your house as decorations. Either way, you’re going to want to keep them safe, even once all your other holiday decor is put away.
I know it seems hard to believe, but trust me – you’ll be glad you read this blog (and saved all those pine cones from being dumped in the trash) once you’ve discovered these incredible…
Survival Uses For Pine Cones
1 – Extract Pine Nuts
Many people don’t realize this, but pine nuts can actually be found inside pine cones. These nuts offer a ton of protein, and can be vital in a survival situation.
Watch this video to learn how to extract these seeds from a pine cone (and learn a few bonus tips about pine trees as well):
2 – Make A Windproof Torch
Using a long pine cone, some pine resin, a tall branch, and some cord you can transform these simple tools into a windproof torch! Here’s a video showing how to make it all possible:
Note: The woman in the video used pine resin to help this torch become flammable. However, pine resin has a ton more survival uses! Check them out here.
3 – Have A Healthy Snack
You may be astonished by this, but pine trees produce a pollen which has a surprising amount of health benefits. Not only do these yellow little buds contain an incredible amount of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants, but they’re also shown to help raise testosterone levels.
When made into a cream, pine pollen can also help heal eczema, acne and diaper rashes.
Here’s a video to show you exactly what to look for when you’re searching for pine pollen, as well as the best way to consume it:
Although pine pollen seems like a weird thing to eat (and let’s face it – it sort of is), it’s still a healthy, nutrient-dense snack you can munch on in the wilderness.
The only real issue with eating pine pollen is the time and effort it takes to gather; as you saw in the video, the guy gathered pollen from about five clusters on the tree, and he was only able to gather a teaspoon amount – hardly enough to satisfy a hungry prepper.
Now don’t get me wrong – pine pollen is a fantastic survival food with amazing health benefits that we should all take advantage of.
However, when SHTF and people are scrambling for shelter and safety, you can bet you’ll need every calorie possible to stay strong, use your skills, and survive.
Plus, you’ll need to be able to consume these calories in as little time as possible – which means you can’t afford to spend hours whacking at pine trees hoping to get full on pine pollen alone.
We here at Survival Frog want you to stay full and focused in order to meet you and your family’s primary needs in a SHTF situation. That’s why we have an impressive assortment of canned meats, freeze-dried foods, and emergency rations to ensure you have the energy to keep yourself and your family alive.
Below is an array of some of our most delicious and filling survival foods. Each of these is made with natural ingredients, is quick and easy to make, and comes with an extremely long shelf-life (we’re talking 5-25+ years, depending on the product) – meaning you’re bound to use them well before they expire.
Plus, these survival foods are so tasty, we can bet you’ll want to gobble these up right away – even if there’s not an emergency in sight (which is why we generally recommend you buy extra).
Click on the images below to add these amazingly delicious (and super long-lasting) survival foods to your stockpile today.
Note: Want even more options? We’ve got TONS MORE survival food right here!