We always seem to have these pesky little obstacles in our life that can make things difficult – a dull razor, way too many bugs while camping, a scuffed shoe. Luckily for us, these first world problems are easily resolved with old-school solutions.
DESPERATE FOR A SHOE POLISH?
Try rubbing the leather with the outside of a banana peel.
BUTTON COMING LOOSE?
Use clear nail polish to secure the threads before they unravel completely and your button is lost.
DULL STRAIGHT RAZOR OR DISPOSABLE BLADES?
Sharpen the first on the bottom of a ceramic mug; sharpen the latter along the trim of denim.
SHORT ON SPACE FOR PACKING?
Roll – don’t fold – your clothing; putting small product bottles or tubes at the center of the rolls.
Throw sage into the campfire to fend off mosquitoes and stop them from feasting on your skin.
As featured in the Spring 2017 Edition of Beekman 1802 Almanac Magazine. For more check out MANMADE: The Essential Skincare & Grooming Reference for Every Man by Chris Salgardo. Published by Pam Krauss Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.