39 Survival Hacks That Could Actually Save Your Life

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In this article, I will cover 39 survival hacks that could save your life.

Modern technology has made life significantly easier. We all take modern technology for granted, given the fact that when those gadgets fail us, we’re done for. 

Even though you probably won’t be in too many of those scenarios, it’s still good to know a few survival tips. Check out the 39 and bonus wilderness and survival hacks below, so you’re always prepared.

Let’s dig in.

Survival Hack #1.
Soak a cotton ball or cotton pad with petroleum jelly to JUMP-START a fire.

survival hack soaking a cotton ball or cotton pad with petroleum jelly to JUMP-START a fire

Survival Hack #2.
Have a stubborn jar? Grab some handy duct tape.

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Survival Hack #3.
Need a Bright Light? Use an aluminum can. The aluminum will reflect the light.

survival hack use an aluminum can. The aluminum will reflect the light

Survival Hack #4.
If you are worried about potential frostbite, use baby oil on your exposed skin.

survival hack use baby oil on your exposed skin

Survival Hack #5.
If you get a flat tire and you lack a spare tire, filling the tire up with grass can help you reach your destination.

survival hack if you get a flat tire and you lack a spare tire, filling the tire up with grass can help you reach your destination

Survival Hack #6.
Chip minerals are great for starting fires.

survival hacks chip minerals are great for starting fires

Survival Hack #7.
Mark your path with wood you already burnt(A.K.A. charcoal).

survival hacks mark your path with wood you already burnt(A.K.A. charcoal).​

Survival Hack #8.
Always keep an extra $20-50 in your phone case for emergencies.

survival hacks always keep an extra 50 in your phone case for emergencies

Survival Hack #9.
30-minute survival fire!

survival hack 30 minute fire from crayon

Survival Hack #10.
Keep the mosquitos away by putting Tabasco on exposed skin.

survival hacks keep the mosquitos away by putting Tabasco on exposed skin

Survival Hack #11.
Ball up pieces of tin foil if you need AA, but only have AAA.

survival hacks ball up pieces of tin foil if you need AA but only have AAA​

Survival Hack #12.
Prevent blisters on the back of your heel with duct tape.

survival hacks prevent blisters on the back of your heel with duct tape

Survival Hack #13.
You can start a fire with a pinch with some AA batteries and foil wrapper(gum wrapper)!

survival hacks start a fire with a pinch with some AA batteries and foil wrapper

Survival Hack #14.
Tarp folded together can make a raft!

survival hack tarp folded together can make a raft

15.
Use saltwater as a basic disinfectant when you have nothing else on hand.

survival hacks use salt water as a basic disinfectant when you have nothing else on hand

Survival Hack #16.
Use floss as a fishline.

survival hacks use floss as a fishline.

Survival Hack #17.
Use Scissors to make this fishing hook!

survival hacks use scissors to make this fishing hook

Survival Hack #18.
Point a flashlight or headlight at a milk carton for a lamp!

survival hacks point a flashlight or headlight at a milk carton for a lamp

Survival Hack #19.
Use any small metal rod(even rolled up foil) if you only have one battery, but need two.

survival hacks use any small metal rod(even rolled up foil) if you only have one battery, but need two

Survival Hack #20.
Make a stove from an empty can and some alcohol!

20. Make a stove from an empty can and some alcohol!

Survival Hack #21.
Use toothpaste to treat bug bites.

21. Use toothpaste to treat bug bites

Survival Hack #22.
Chapsticks can treat small cuts.

22. Chapsticks can treat small cuts

Survival Hack #23.
You can easily start a fire with clothing pallets!

23. You can easily start a fire with clothing pallets!
23. You can easily start a fire with clothing pallets!

Survival Hack #24.
An alternative way to make a stove without alcohol!

24. An alternative way to make a stove without alcohol!
24. An alternative way to make a stove without alcohol!
24. An alternative way to make a stove without alcohol!

Survival Hack #25.
Water bottles can start fires, by magnifying light.

25. Water bottles can start fires, by magnifying light.

Survival Hack #26.
Superglue is good for healing small to medium wounds.

26. Superglue is good for healing small to medium wounds.

Survival Hack #27.
To remove super glue, put on Acetone nail polish remover.

27. To remove super glue, put on Acetone nail polish remover.

Survival Hack #28.
If your shoes aren't waterproof, make them waterproof.

28. If your shoes aren't waterproof, make them waterproof.

Survival Hack #29.
Making a card like this could save your life one day.

29. Making a card like this could save your life one day.

Survival Hack #30.
Bounce batteries to see if they're dead.

30. Bounce batteries to see if they're dead.

Survival Hack #31.
Have a container that doesn't fit in the sink? No problem.

31. Have a container that doesn't fit in the sink? No problem.

Survival Hack #32.
When camping, hiking, or being outside for a long period of time, leave cotton clothing at home.

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Survival Hack #33.
Use the spaghetti as a wick to prevent burning yourself.

33. Use the spaghetti as a wick to prevent burning yourself.

Survival Hack #34.
Keep your password safe with the Ñ, because no one guesses it.

34. Keep your password safe with the 'Ñ'.

Survival Hack #35.
Easily open blister packages with a can opener!

35. Easily open blister packages.

Survival Hack #36.
On vacations, keep your possessions safe.

36. On vacations, keep your possessions safe.

Survival Hack #37.
Broke your arm? Wrap it in your shirt/ t-shirt(better than nothing).

37. Broke your arm? wrap it in your shirt/ t-shirt(better than nothing).

Survival Hack #38.
In a fire? Breathe through your bra(for women).

38. In a fire? Breathe through your bra(for women).

Survival Hack #39.
In a fire? Stay low to receive fresher air, and breathe through any cloth around you(for men/ kids).

39. In a fire? Stay low to receive fresher air, and breathe through any cloth around you(for men/ kids).

Bonus Survival Hacks

Survival Hack #40.
Mosquitos love blue. Don't wear it if your climate has mosquitoes.

40. Mosquitos love blue. Don't wear it.

Survival Hack #41.
Stash old shoes in your car, so if your car breaks down, your old shoes will be more conformed to your feet and give you fewer blisters when walking.

41. Stash old shoes in your car, so if your car breaks down, your old shoes will be more conformed to your feat, and give you less blisters when walking.

Survival Hack #42.
Large soda bottles are great for storing food(rice, beans, etc.)

42. Large soda bottles are great for storing food(rice, beans, ect.)

Conclusion

Well, that about wraps things up. In this article, you learn basic survival hacks that will probably be useful to you. I mean, who doesn’t have problems opening jars?

If you liked this article, you should check out how to start a fire in the wild without any matches or lighters. Some of the techniques may surprise you. 

If you are a beginner, I highly recommend this book on survivalism in the wild that helped me a lot.

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