Birch bark tar has been used in northern Europe as a superior glue as far back as 80,000 years. This is easy to make and is far superior than pine pitch. Considering the ease with which it can be collected and processed, Birch Tar is ideal for survival situations and homesteading.
The birch bark oil looks like old, used motor oil and has a very strong smell. The oil can be used to treat leather. The leather will never mildew or rot. Other uses include face paint/bug repellent. It’s also very flammable. Birch bark oil probably has many more uses click the link below to see how to make this tar.
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