Unless somebody in the family has a peanut allergy, peanut butter should be on every preppers shelf. It is not only protein rich and calorie dense but also has some very surprising uses that you may not have thought about.
If you have scratches in the wooden furniture around your home, peanut butter can sort it. Simply smear smooth peanut butter on to the scratch and let it sit for about an hour, rub it off and buff it up. It is the natural oils in the peanut butter that permeates the wood and moisturises it.
Remove Gum From Hair
If somehow a family member has managed to get gum stuck in their hair, reach for the peanut butter instead of the scissors. By smearing the area in peanut butter the oils will not only leave you with nice and shiny hair but will also dissolve the gum.
This method also works for gum stuck in carpets or the bottom of your shoes.
Not all pets are willing to take their medications easily. Simply hide the medication in a dollop of peanut butter.
Clean Car Windshield
Peanut butter is great when it comes to removing tree sap, bugs and tar from a windshield. Add a little peanut butter, leave for a few minutes and rinse off.
Scratched DVDs and CDs
Tired of trying to listen to those scratched discs? Send in the peanut butter before you decide to throw them out. Add a little peanut butter to the scratched area, leave for a few minutes and then wipe off with a clean soft cloth.
Rub a little peanut butter in to your hair just like you would with conditioner. This will help to moisturise and repair damaged hair.
If you don’t have the oil around to deal with those annoyingly creaky hinges, aa good substitute is to add a little peanut butter on the hinge. This should allow the door to open and close quietly.
Struggling to catch fish with those worms? Try a chunk of peanut butter next time and you may be surprised.
Give New Life to Leather
Over time leather becomes dry and cracked. The natural oils found in peanut butter can do wonders to fix the problem. Rub a little peanut butter on the leather and buff it off with a clean soft cloth.
Forget the whole catching mouse with cheese that you’ve always been told. In reality, mice just can’t resist a little peanut butter. Add a dollop next time you are setting traps.
Remove Sticker Residue
I personally do not bother removing stickers on a lot of items I purchase but for those of you that do and hate the sticker residue left behind, yes you guessed it, send in the peanut butter to make the job easier.
Add a thin layer of peanut butter next time you run out of shaving cream and shave as you normally would. The oils in the peanut butter keep the razor from nicking your face or legs, and also acts as a moisturiser.
Peanut butter is an easy and effective solution to eliminating odours after frying fish or onions. After cooking, put a tablespoon of peanut butter in a hot frying pan and let it fry for a few minutes.
DIY Bird Feeder
I am sure you have heard of this one but if you cover a pinecone in peanut butter and roll it in bird seed you can hang it in your garden for the birds to come and stock up on food.
Next time you are baking why not substitute the butter for peanut butter. You will usually find the end results are the same if not better.
Garden Tool Preserver
Smear your garden tools including the wooden handles in peanut butter to preserve them during the winter months.
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