Salt is a vital mineral for human beings and other creatures. Historians believe that it has been used since 5400 B.C. and probably much earlier. We use salt everyday in our diets, but here are eleven different uses for salt that the prepper should have in his arsenal.
Take a look over this list that I found over on the backdoorsurvival.com website.
11 Alternative Uses For Salt
1. Food preservation Salt can be used as an off-grid way to preserve meat, fish and game that is caught in the wild
2. Supplemental use Table salt can provide the nominal amount of dietary sodium once the canned and processed foods are gone
3. Taste enhancement (perhaps this should be number one!)
4. Dental hygiene A salt paste can be used to brush your teeth
5. Remove Rust Make a paste using 6 tablespoons of salt and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Apply paste to rusted area with a dry cloth and rub. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
6. Perk up coffee flavor Add a pinch of salt to the coffee in the basket of your coffeemaker. This will improve the coffee’s flavor by helping to remove some of the acid taste.
7. Clean cast iron skillets and pots If our cast iron cookware is gunked up with bits of food, make a paste from salt and a bit of water then scrub it clean. To speed the process, boil a small amount of water in the pot, add some salt and use a long handled brush to whisk away the burned on food.
8. Eliminate fish odors Removing fish odor from your hands is simple with Salt. Just rub your hands with a lemon wedge dipped in salt, then rinse with water.
9. Cut cutting board odors To help
10. Soothe sore throats To alleviate the discomfort of a mild sore throat, gargle several times daily with a mixture of 1/4 teaspoon Salt and 1/2 cup warm water*. It’s like taking a liquid lozenge.
11. Treat your tootsie’s To prepare a salt water bath, pour 6 quarts (1-1/2 gallons) warm water in a large basin. Mix in 1/4 cup Salt and 1/4 cup baking soda. Soak feet for up to 15 minutes.
I know you learned a lot in this post. I also know this post of 11 alternative salt uses is not an extensive list. So leave us your thoughts in the comment box below in how you would use salt alternatively.
Remember, Keep Preppin!