Chocolate is a delicious treat that we can enjoy whenever we have the need. However, in a survival situation, chocolate can serve as more than a sweet indulgence. Check out these survival uses for chocolate:
- Toothpaste – Yeah, this one might make it seem like we’ve all been tricked into using store-bought toothpaste. The reality is chocolate is a mild abrasive and can work as a makeshift toothpaste. Plus, you don’t have to worry about not swallowing it.
- Rust prevention – Tools made from steel and other ferric metals can be subjected to rust, and chocolate can be rubbed onto the metal surfaces, acting as both a polish and rust inhibitor.
- Polish – As stated before, chocolate is a mild abrasive and can be used to polish metal, an especially useful feature for creating signal mirrors or parabolic fire starters.
- Bait – Chocolate can be used to trap or attract certain animals with a sweet tooth such as skunks, opossums and raccoons, all of which are not ideal to eat, but do the trick in a pinch.
- Fire Starter – That’s right! You can start a fire with a chocolate bar, a soda can and a nice sunny day.
Check out the other ways you can use a soda can in a survival situation.
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