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Hudsalve: The Swedish Military's Miracle Balm

To the naked eye, Hudsalve is a fairly boring product: a universal balm. But in reality it's a miracle salve that can heal wounds and cuts, ward off mosquitoes, and grease weapons.

Developed in the 1900's by the Swedish military, the salve started out as a blister healer for soldier's feet. Soon other uses were discovered. The Hudsalve product page on Amazon says that aside from healing cuts and soothing skin, people have used Hudsalve as:

  • Frying oil for camping
  • Mosquito repellants
  • Leather boot conditioner
  • Hair pomade

This is the Swiss army knife of balms, and a great option to have around.