How many of you keep hand sanitizer around. I have it in both vehicles and my wife has it in her purse. I know people who keep it in their bug out bag. There are several good uses for it. The main one of course is as a sanitizer.
We keep extra in our storage. If for some reason, we were confined to the house and had to depend on our water storage it would be very useful for hygiene. In case of an epidemic and you had to be in contact with others, you can clean your hands without water.
When you go to buy yours check the label for active ingredients. The label may list ethyl alcohol, ethanol, isopropanol or some other alcohol variation those are all fine. But make sure the alcohol concentration is between 60 and 95 percent. Less than that is not reliable.
Other uses include
Permanent Marker Stains
- Another great use for hand sanitizer is to aid in the removal of permanent marker stains, for example on white boards or clothing. Gently rub the stain with the solution to remove it.
- High-alcohol-content sanitizers can also help to break down pesky paint stains. They can work on just about any surface or fabric, even on paintbrushes.
- Hand sanitizers provide a quick way to remove glue and other adhesive residue. For example, a little bit of hand sanitizer can remove sticky labels on glass jars.
- This one of the best alternate uses of hand sanitizer. The alcohol burns well. A little bit will start a good fire.
I am sure that there are more uses that I have not thought off. If you know any share them with the rest of us.