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Stockpiling is a big part of any preparedness plan. The big idea is to hoard items that you can use for different purposes, and use them for your family use for survival or for bartering. Considering that, the best thing you can do is storing multipurpose items, and learn how to make the best out of them, when disaster strikes.

Here the three useful articles about survival items we found for you on preparedness websites and blogs.

1. 5 Naturally Occurring Salt Sources For When the SHTF

salt“Salt is a life-saving, multifunctional preparedness item that all households should have stored for long term emergencies.

This essential prep contains natural medicinal sources and also serves other tasks as well, including being used as a natural electrolyte, meat curing, assists in tanning hides, and can even be added to boost soap recipes.”

Read the article here.

dreamstime_s_3473970899090Humans have been making, using, and consuming alcohol since the dawn of civilization.  It first began with the cereal grains used to make beer by the cultures of Mesopotamia and Egypt.  Later, the cultures of the Mediterranean–the city-states of Greece and the Roman Empire–adopted wine as an integral part of social, political, and religious life.

The Age of Exploration starting in the 15th century gave birth to a new range of spirits thanks to the improvement and growth of the distillation process.  Drinks like rum, whiskey, and brandy were used as currency to buy slaves in the colonies of the New World.  Eventually, these same spirits played a major role in the formation of the United States.

In today’s times, alcohol is more than just a thirst quencher, religious symbol, or bartering agent.  We now use alcohol as a disinfecting antiseptic, chemical solvent, in products like antifreeze, and as fuel.  With such versatility, alcohol is one product whose demand will increase exponentially in the event of a disaster.

Thus, learning how to make your own alcohol can be an incredibly gratifying and potentially life-saving way to spend your time prepping.  Doing so could yield an unlimited supply to be used for personal consumption, medical use, sterilization, fuel, and trade.  If using a homemade still you can also create distilled water, another multipurpose survival substance.

Post apocalyptic cityThere’s no way of telling quite how different life after a major disaster or serious collapse of society could be, but humans are remarkably resilient, so life would certainly go on. One thing is certain, though: in the aftermath of a widespread disaster or the collapse of civil society as we know it, you’ll want to have useful skills and items that you can barter or trade with. In this article, I’d like to discuss some of the most useful items you can stockpile now, as well as skills you can develop that will serve you well should you ever need them.