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    7 Survival Uses of Pine Resin

    Pine resin has multiple uses for survival. This sap is produced by the pine trees to seal up cuts or damages to the tree. If you ever find yourself lost in a wilderness environment, having pine forests in the area is one of the best case scenarios you can hope for. There are many different species of pine trees but they generally prefer open and sunny areas. They are found abundantly throughout North America, they are also found throughout Central America, Europe, North Africa, in the Caribbean region, and in some places in Asia.

    Native Americans used pine sap for medicinal purposes. The resin is either chewed on or made into a beverage by mixing with water. It is known to be very effective in treating stomach ulcers and rheumatoid arthritis. Modern medical experts have not verified the medicinal benefits of pine resin though.
    https://survivallife.com/5-survival-uses-of-pine-resin/
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    Quote Originally Posted by BucketBack View Post
    I've learned not to park a SUV under a pine tree. They will "sap" it.
    Yup I learned the same lesson.
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    The trees up here on our mountain (and all around us) are about 70% fir, 10% cedar, 10% white pine & the rest is alder, birch, & a couple cottonwood. We always harvest a few pine for fast fires; & appreciate learning about other uses too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainGirl View Post
    The trees up here on our mountain (and all around us) are about 70% fir, 10% cedar, 10% white pine & the rest is alder, birch, & a couple cottonwood. We always harvest a few pine for fast fires; & appreciate learning about other uses too.
    You should be tapping those birch for sap. Birch syrup is the bomb!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawgrider View Post
    You should be tapping those birch for sap. Birch syrup is the bomb!
    Never heard of it! Will check it out, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainGirl View Post
    Never heard of it! Will check it out, thanks!
    Surley you jest!

    Read my thread on tapping birch.
    I have a huge birch that supported 3 taps.
    100 gallons of birch sap for 1 gallon of syrup.
    Boil boil boil and boil some more.

    Birch syrup for baking makes spectacular cookies.
    Birch syrup on vanilla ice cream is the bomb.
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