7 Kitchen Essentials That Deserve To Be On Your Preparedness Shelves
by Tess Pennington
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Our preps are
our life line. The items we choose should be able to carry us, not
only through difficult times, but perhaps through impossible times
There is a
reason why our ancestors relied so heavily upon essential kitchen
items for their day-to-day survival, and it wasnt because
they wanted to make the best baked goods in the county. The make
due or do without philosophy transferred into their food sources
as well. The answer as to why our ancestors stocked these items
are a list of essential items that are very deserving of a space
on your emergency food shelves:
Soda This is my favorite item to stock up on because
it has so many darn uses!
the active ingredient (sodium bicarbonate) is an alkaline, it
is a natural antacid.
- Cleans off
- Can be used
in treating scalding, to prevent blistering and scarring. Cover
the scalded area with a liberal layer of sodium bicarbonate and
water paste and seek medical assistance.
- Can be applied
to skin irritations that occur from poison oak, poison ivy and
Due to the salt content, anyone on a sodium-restricted diet or those
with high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease or kidney disease
should not take sodium bicarbonate in large quantities as it can
elevate blood pressure, aggravate heart disease and lead to edema,
or swelling of the legs and feet due to fluid retention.
Powder Baking soda is actually the primary component
in baking powder, so its no surprise that pretty much anything
you can do with baking soda, you can do with baking powder. Some
additional uses include, but are not limited to:
- Draws out
insect stings and jelly fish venom
- Keeps ants
away from the house
Salt is another of my favorite kitchen essentials to stock
up on. It is a multipurpose, low cost prep that will be highly desirable
if a long term disaster were to come around. Salt will be a big
item! Stock up on different types of salt: sea salt, table salt,
pickling salt, curing salt they will all have their uses
in a long term disaster. Sea salt is not only healthy for your body,
but it also provides antiseptic and bactericidal qualities. Read
we be without the discovery of yeast? Yeasts are naturally present
and live symbiotically on food sources such as grains, vegetables
and fruits. Click here to learn 3
ways to grow your own baking yeast.
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joined the Dallas chapter of the American Red Cross in 1999 Tess
worked as an Armed Forces Emergency Services Center specialist and
is well versed in emergency and disaster management and response.
You can follow her regular updates on Preparedness,
and a host of other topics at ReadyNutrition.com.
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