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For a long time, apple cider vinegar just meant barbecue sauce to me. I had no idea it was such a versatile and important ingredient to have around.
In fact, apple cider vinegar is much more than an ingredient. I feel like classifying it as such does it a serious disservice. This stuff has incredible health benefits to the human body. Of course, it’s also a great ingredient for preserving foods.
Now, you might think that producing apple cider vinegar would be something that required high tech equipment and maybe even some sort of manufacturing line. Well, if you were looking to do it en mass you might be right. The truth is, if you have a ball jar and some apples you can basically get the party started.
Some people use whole apples to make apple cider vinegar. You can do that. However, in a true SHTF situation, you are probably going to want to eat that apple rather than sacrifice it.
A great method is to use the peelings of apples. When you peel apples you most often throw those peels away anyhow. So process some apples and save your peels.
Making vinegar takes a few things.
- Mason Jars
Fill a mason jar with your apple skins and peeling scraps.
Cover the contents with water to the top.
Place a cover of cheesecloth over this jar and use a rubber band to keep it on.
Place this jar in a dark place for a week.
Strain the skins out and use just the liquid left behind.
Cover again with cheesecloth and place back in the dark for another week.
After this, you can taste your vinegar to see if its where you want it.
Sip some apple cider vinegar in the morning, each day. It is a great way to get the body ready for the work of the day, particularly for digestion.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
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Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.