The Many Uses of the Pine Tree

The Many Uses of the Pine Tree

April 15, 2023 / Comments (4)


They say that desperate times call for desperate measures.

When SHTF, many of us may not have the luxury of having years, months or even weeks worth of food stored up… let alone medicine and shelter.

Even if we work hard to prepare, there are no guarantees. What if you're away from home when the big one hits, or a disaster forces you to evacuate and leave your survival stores behind?

God forbid that should happen… but if it does, you'll have to go back to the basics.

In such a situation, it's good to know how to use nature to your advantage. Most people can't even identify edible plants, let alone know how to use them for other things besides just food. And I'll bet even well-versed survivalists didn't know that the pine tree can be incredibly useful in a survival situation for shelter, medicine, and yes – even food.

Don't believe me? Read on to learn more.

Did you know pine trees can be used as food, medicine and survival equipment?

The pine is one of the most useful trees on the planet, providing food, shelter, medicine and fuel. Knowing how to utilize this versatile resource could someday be the key to your very survival if you find yourself alone in the wilderness.

There are many species in the pine family (or genus Pinus), and they can be found virtually everywhere in the world.

Here are just a few of the many uses for pine trees (or conifers):


Many types of pine needles can be used to make a tea rich in vitamin C. Simply steep a handful of needles for 5-10 minutes. The longer you steep them, the less vitamins will remain, so don't overdo it.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 15, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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