Is WD-40 in Your Survival Kit?

You may be ten steps ahead of me on this one, but a friend suggested that I encourage you to put WD-40 in your survival kit. After all, it has hundreds of uses.

When I also saw a piece on ABC nightly news promoting WD-40, I figured it must be time to reckon with it. Or, to be cyhnical, maybe it’s just a sign of how the news media yields to corporations.

Whatever the case, The Ready Store ran an article on its blog entitled WD-40 Survival Guide, mentioning 13 uses for WD-40. The comments below the post give many more uses and tell us what not to use it for. I recommend you take a look.

It’s been said, “You only need two things in life: Duct Tape and WD-40. If it moves and shouldn’t, use Duct Tape, if it doesn’t move and should, use WD-40.”

By the way, WD-40 is a solvent, not a lubricant. Keep that in mind, since it’s not the cure-all for the world’s ills. But it is great stuff, and you should have it in your survival kits, if you don’t already.

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.