Why Food Storage and the like


This blog comes to help us all deal with FS questions and to build up from a starting place & build a more complete and full FS & how to be more Self Reliant. Let us all get Prepared & ready for anything that may come our way. You never know when Mother Nature, Man Made Disaster or Money Problems may come and you would need your FS to get you through! I will talk about Emergency Preparedness also!

Food Storage, Emergency Preparedness, Other tips and Ideas. Let me help you get ready for what ever may come!

I started Food Storage over 15 years ago. I have taught many classes and been a speaker and helped many people over the years. This is a place where I can state things or address issues I want to cover.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Bag Balm

Have you ever tried or used Bag Balm? Well we have been using Bag Balm in our house for many years. It was always in the house when I was growing up!

Here are a few things I have used it for.
Baby diaper rash will be gone in no time!
On dry cracked feet, just rub on, add a sock on your feet and in the morning your feet will be much softer and feel better
Dry cracked hands! work on, add gloves and let it work!
We use it for cuts and scrapes minor burns.
We put it on our lips when or even before they get cracked or chapped.
Since it was made for cows, we use it on our animals too. Dog paws, rabbit hocks, any open wound!

There are many uses for Bag Balm. This is one thing I use almost weekly in our home. If you have never tried it, I would recommend that you do. Many people have used it years ago and have forgotten about it.

Here is what I have noticed and have personally done. Any where you would use Neosporin (which I use a lot and have in my first aid kits) you can use Bag Balm. Anywhere you would put lotion for dry skin, you can use bag balm.

Here is story from 40 years ago about Bag Balm. We lived in the mountains of Idaho at this time. We were an hour on a good day from town, and two hours away from any hospital or doctor.
My mom and dad were out in the woods cutting wood for the wood stove.  My dad accidentally cut my moms knee with the chain saw. It did not cut the bone, one a very bad flesh wound. This is was because My dad reacted quickly and had use a chain saw all his life. (Mom walked up on him). Mom was hurt and bleeding. Dad stopped the bleeding the best he could, put her on the back of the motorcycle and headed to the house. Now this was back in 1970. They did not have the money to go to the doctor. So old school back woods doctoring came in. They washed the wound well. Then they slabbed on Bag Balm, put on a tight bandage. They did this for a few weeks and mom healed up fine. Just a bad scar. Should she of had stitches, yes of course. But in a pinch it worked! Mom has never had an issue with her knee and the cut she got from the chain saw!

No comments:

Post a Comment