Baking Soda is a Prepper’s Best Friend

Posted: August 23, 2014 in Post Apocalyptic
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Whether you are prepping for a zombie apocalypse or a weekend camping trip, packing multi-use products is important.  And Baking Soda is miraculous.BakingSoda

1) Heart burn from that rattlesnake chili you had last night? Baking soda is alkaline and when taken as a mixture with a little water will help neutralize the acid irritating the esophagus.

2) Body odor getting a little out of control? First you’re going to need to wash up; either in the river or the camp ground showers but when you are clean and dry you can pat some baking soda into some of the smellier places to help keep your freshness longer. Or maybe you caught a fish and just finished preparing it for dinner, but can’t get rid of the smell?  Scrub your hands with a little baking soda and water paste.

3) Getting a little fuzz on your teeth? Just wet your toothbrush (or your finger) and dip it into the baking soda. The soaked baking soda will create a paste which will both polish your teeth and help freshen that funky morning breath.

4) Walking across the post-apocalyptic country side by day will probably give your lily-white computer-geek skin a lobster-red burn. Or maybe that nuclear winter wind gives you a bad case of windburn. Mix a little baking soda into a cup of water, then soak some cloth in it.  Laying the soaked cloth on the sunburn will help take the sting out of the burn.

5) Bug spray is a luxury item you may not have with you. So WHEN you get bitten and feel like you may go mad if you can’t stop the itching then mix up a paste of some baking soda and a little water and cover each of the bites.  The alkaline nature of the baking soda will neutralize the effects of the bug bites in 10 to 15 minutes; just hold on to your sanity for a little longer. Works just as well if you inadvertently walked through a patch of poison ivy or swim through a school of jellyfish, too.

6) Have you had to break into that 25 pound bag of dried beans?  Add a little baking soda to the water when soaking them overnight and your digestion will be thankful come dinner time.

 

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