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I have never made moonshine before but after seeing this watermelon recipe I thought it would be good to share for an SHTF type of situation.
In the old days of America, people used to make moonshine because alcohol was prohibitively taxed by the government. Moonshine is very high in alcohol and can actually be very dangerous. So you will have to be sure you make it correctly. If you ever have moonshine, PLEASE take a small amount out of the jar with a spoon and light it on fire. If it burns any other color but blue, spill it out immediately! It is potentially hazardous.
Please note! According to the TTB, US Federal law strictly prohibits individuals from producing distilled spirits at home, so only use this recipe for reference purposes. Unless, of course, it is the end of the world as we know it and the Federal government is not functioning. This is a great skill to know and master for an SHTF situation as alcohol could be used for barter; and naturally, entertainment. Also, as moonshine is highly flammable you could brew a super strong batch and use it for Molotov cocktails as a defense weapon.
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.