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Hey there SurvivalTab readers. In this post we are going talk about how important it is for us to know how to use trees for survival. Trees, generally, have a great many benefits. 

These benefits range from esthetic value to environmental, community and personal benefits. For example …

We plant trees primarily for their beauty and to provide shade but they do create many other benefits. Trees can sooth and relax us and help us connect to nature and our surroundings. The color green – is a calming, cool color that helps your eyes quickly recover from strain. By planting and caring for trees, you help improve your surroundings, reduce pollution, lower energy costs, improve the appearance of your community and increase the value of your property.

Read the original post by Erv Evans.

Discover how to use trees for survival

Using Trees For Survival

Let’s continue by concentrating on the matter of how to use trees for survival situations. When we think about trees in terms of survival in the wilderness, it’s just natural to have mental images of using trees to make survival shelters and firewood or keep wild animals away. The reality is that trees have so much more to offer other than providing firewood or branches for building crude structures to protect us against the environment and elements.

Onpointpreparedness agrees about the importance of trees for survival, given the circumstances …

Trees are an incredible resource for the outdoor survivalist.  Their uses are numerous, and include some of the following:

  • Water / Sap
  • Water indicators

  • Animal indicators / trapping

  • Food

  • Cordage or glue

  • Shelter

  • Fire

  • And more!

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4 Different ways to use trees for survival situations

Let’s take a closer look at four of the mentioned uses pointed out by Onpointpreparedness.

Food

Depending on the environment, a good number of tree species can supply us with vitamin rich fruits. On some of these trees, the foliage are edible too. Believe it or not, but tree bark is also a source of food.   

Fluids

You can drink the sap from trees like the sugar maple and the white birch tree. Sometimes you can actually drink the sap without purifying it first. If the sap is too thick for drinking as is, you can mix it with water to make it easier digestible.

Nature’s Medicine

Many trees have natural medicinal uses. For example, pine resin can stop the bleeding in case of a cut and close the wound. It also acts as a disinfectant as it prevents bacteria from spreading in the wound. 

Here’s a good example of how to use trees for medicinal purposes. It’s a video made by Crocket 20 where he demonstrates the sealing of a wound using resin from a pine tree.

Video Source: CrOcket20

Survival Equipment

Certain trees, or parts thereof, can be used to make survival equipment such as rope and adhesives. It can also be utilized to make weapons such as hunting bows and wood daggers to name a few.

The fact that we can use trees for survival, is a gift from nature. We just need to learn how to use them.

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