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It’s hard to believe but withdrawal from alcohol addiction is deadly. There are a lot of things that you can quit that will be hard on you but only a few of them can kill you. Alcohol is one of them.
This is astounding to me because of its availability. The stuff is everywhere. From supermarkets to gas stations, you can have all the alcohol your wallet can buy.
What happens when the world of supply and demand stops turning. What happens when the trucks stop rolling in? What do all the drunks do when the alcohol dries up. How will they cope with the withdrawals?
How about making your own alcohol or DIY moonshine that you can barter with? It’s a very easy process but think for a second what it looks like if you can make your own alcohol.
Obviously, as a barter item, you are going to get a lot out of your moonshine. People looking for a good time or people fighting off the itch are all gonna give you most anything you want to get some booze.
With alcohol, you can use roots, herbs, and berries to make tinctures. These are powerful healing agents that will keep you healthy all year long. A tincture of iodine is even used to sanitize water. That is a powerful little DIY to make.
Making tinctures is also a breeze.
Pouring alcohol on wounds or instruments for healing is a great way to sanitize them. You can really clean out wounds well with alcohol and moonshine is great for it. Having this stuff on hand and the skill to make it will go a long way when personal hygiene begins to suffer.
This is a valuable skill that should be not only tried once but done over and over to achieve something that is of high quality. With that, you can go a long way.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.