Have you ever wondered what else you could use Nail Polish for??
Keep in mind that most of these alternative uses work better with clear nail polish, but when you can, you should always add a little colour into your life – even after the end!
- plug a small hole
- heal a wart – stroke nail polish over a plantar wart and it will starve it of oxygen
- use as a band-aid – stroke a thin layer over a paper cut, hang nail or other minute scratch; it keeps dirt from getting into the wound and will potentially stop infected blood as well!
- repair frayed laces
- make objects glow in the dark – it’ll be good to know where your weapons are in the dark!
- stop a windshield crack from spreading – while working in the shade, brush the crack from both sides to fill it in well; move the car into the sun to dry and voila!
- adhesive alternative
- waterproofing matches – dip the flammable end into clear nail polish
- temporarily repair cracked eyeglasses – you’ll need to see…
- inhalant from people who have fainted
Any other uses you can think of? Share them with me in the comments!
If you’re a Zombieholic like myself, you’ve probably seen Zombieland more than a few times. So in the interest of helping everyone survive the end, here’s a list of their rules for surviving Zombieland…
- The Double Tap
- Beware of Bathrooms
- Wear Seat Belts
- No Attachments
- The “Skillet”
- Travel Light
- Get a Kick Ass Partner
- With your Bare Hands
- Don’t Swing Low
- Use Your Foot
- Bounty Paper Towels
- Shake it Off
- Always carry a change of underwear
- Bowling Ball
- Opportunity Knocks
- Don’t be a hero (later crossed out to be a hero)
- Limber Up
- Break it Up
- It’s a marathon, not a sprint, unless it’s a sprint, then sprint
- Avoid Strip Clubs
- When in doubt Know your way out
- Use your thumbs
- Shoot First
- A little sun screen never hurt anybody
- Double-Knot your Shoes
- The Buddy System
- Pack your stain stick
- Check the back seat
- Enjoy the little things
- Swiss army Knife
Is there anything you would add to the list??
While you’re not likely to have an arsenal of weapons around when the zombie apocalypse happens, you’re going to need to think outside the box in you want to survive. What do you have around the house that could be used to take down a few ravenous zombies—items that aren’t bulky, easy to transport, and easy to handle while causing a decent amount of damage.
- Good for close combat but problematic as a small slip of the fingers could leave you with less than you started
- Easy to transport and readily available in most kitchens
- Generally available to most
- Can be bulky in hand-to-hand combat situations
- Splinters are a possibility
- Not always as readily available for some
- Ammo is not self-replenishing
- They can jam making them ineffective in important moments
- Depending on size they can be bulky
- Accuracy is an important aspect to consider
- Generally available to most
- Made of hard, almost indestructible material
- Good for stabbing and hitting
- Smooth surface could get slippery
So that’s just a few of the weapons that could prove useful – do you have any ideas or favourites?
White Vinegar—it’s mainly just a by-product of oxidized wine but many believe it’s got uses that extend beyond cooking in the kitchen.
- got a smell you just can’t get off your hands, try washing them in white vinegar
- ever been sprayed by a skunk? Next time get the stink out with vinegar
- Wiping down your car windows and windshield with a three-to-one vinegar-water mixture can keep them frost-free in the wintertime
- When cooking any vegetables from the cabbage family (like broccoli or cauliflower), adding a little vinegar to the water will perk up the taste and reduce the gassiness they can induce
- Get rid of smoke odor
- Sanitize jars and containers
So it looks like white vinegar could be a great addition to your apocalyptic arsenal.
Toothpaste is not just for cleaning your teeth and maintaining a healthy oral cavity — it could really be of great use when the world comes to an end. Of course, supplies of toothpaste are likely to dwindle as the factories producing it are left to crumble, but stores should have tonnes on the shelf for a least a few months.
So what else can you use toothpaste for?
- relieve irritation from bug bites
- relieve irritation and speed healing of blisters and sores
- sooth a stinging burn
- defog goggles, glasses, and potentially windshields
- scrub out blood stains from clothing and other fabrics
- scrub away sticky smells from our hands and skin
- heal and fade bruises
- relieve irritation of minor skin rashes
- skunk spray deodorizer
Any additional uses you can think of?
Many of us may not even be sure what baking soda is commonly used for, but it’s pretty useful in lots of situations. For instance:
- use it as a deodorant
- use in place of toothpaste
- use it as an antacid for heartburn and upset stomachs
- treats insect bites and itchy skin
- cleans cloth diapers
- cleans batteries – it can be used to neutralize battery acid corrosion on cars!
- washes dishes
- extinguishes fires
Anything else you can think of?
I’m a huge fan of liquid bandages and my brand of choice is New Skin. But what other uses does it have that could potentially save your life when the zombies come knocking?
Aside from sealing up small nicks and cuts from potential infection, it’s a great way to seal larger lacerations that you simply don’t have the supplies to deal with on the run. And that could save your life if you need to get away quickly.
So what are some of the other uses?
- Preventing ingrown toenails – the bane of existence!
- paint the liquid bandage around the edge of the nail on your toe where it has a tendency to curl under and into your skin
- using a toothpick, lift your nail along the top and the side to let the liquid bandage get between the nail and your skin
- once it dries it will help to protect the tender skin of your toe and thicken the area, hopefully preventing your nail from piercing the skin.
- Sealing cracks in super dry skin – even your lips if they get sunburned or windburned!
- Can help to prevent rope or shoelaces from unraveling at the ends
- Tightening loose screws
- Getting rid of warts or cold sores by starving them of oxygen by painting over them with liquid bandage
Are there any other uses you can think of? If so, please let me know in the comments!
We all know that sometimes our desire for safety doesn’t always match our tastes in home decor. That’s where secret compartment furniture comes in – you can have the best of both worlds!
So when the zombies come knocking, you’ll be ready to defend yourself without the worry of others knowing just what you have stashed for a bad situation. You never know when it could save your life.
Hello out there!
So we all know it’s coming right? I mean it’s inevitable—at least some of us think it’s definitely going to happen.
And by ‘it’ I’m referring to the Zombie Apocalypse…
So have any of you done a dry run? You know, one of those fun runs that involve hordes of the living dead trying to trip you up? I’ve always wanted to try one, but just haven’t been able to find the time.
But that’s going to change, by the end of 2015, I’m going to do one. Anyone with me?
Good old talcum powder—possibly just baby powder to you—but who knew it had so many other uses??
Now I don’t think it matters much which brand you choose, but when the dead rise, you’re going to want to have this versatile item in your survival gear! So what else can you use it for?
- dry shampoo
- removing sand – just spread it where you have sand and see how easily it slides off with a little swipe of the hand
- remove grease stains – after the end, clothes are going to be hard to come by and no one wants to look like a slob…
- prevent chaffing – IMPORTANT!! Chaffing may make you run slower!!
- freshen shoes – you’re probably only going to have one pair and a little freshness goes a long way…
- repels ants – if it’s not Zombies. it’s ants. You’re welcome.
- cools skin – ahhhh!
- useful as a deodorant substitute – your friends will thank me.
- soothe dry skin – moisturizer may be in short supply so smooth on a little talc and remain baby soft where it counts
So what other uses for talcum powder do you know of? Tell me in the comments!!