Now before you get all excited, this is NOT a list of 23 ways you can get drunk to forget about the crises occurring outside your door.
…I may have lost a few people there, but I figure it’s best to disappoint early.
Turns out this blog is actually quite a bit more useful than just knowing how to drink too much – there’s tons of cool tricks I can teach you that’ll make you want to throw a bottle in your bug out bag.
Listen and be amazed as you read these…
23 Survival Uses For Hard Liquor
1 – Deodorant Replacement
Let’s just be honest – nobody smells like roses when SHTF. Never fear – your good ol’ buddy alcohol is here! Simply dab some hard liquor under your armpits and the alcohol will prevent bacteria growth (and therefore stop you from smelling bad).
2 – Morale Booster
Morale can get low quickly in a crisis, especially in big groups. In order to help prevent fights breaking out amongst your peers, try a little gift of hard liquor. They’ll (hopefully) settle down and be in a better mood in no time.
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3 – Get Over A Cold
With bourbon, a little honey, and lemon, you can make a hot toddy. Not only will this beverage soothe your sore throat, but smelling the steam from the drink can also help loosen mucus in your nose and throat.
4 – Use As Fuel
If you’ve got a camp stove, you can use a highly flammable liquor, such as everclear, to replace your fuel.
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5 – Remove Splotches
You can remove the stains from your clothes by spraying them with clear alcohol and then scrubbing. Works like a charm!
6 – Take Out Mold
Alcohol helps to remove water. Since mold needs moisture to survive, you can dry up that moisture using alcohol. No more mold!
7 – Sterilize Medical Equipment
You can remove the germs from medical equipment (like thermometers) by soaking them in alcohol.
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8 – Get The Glue Off
If you’ve got glue on your hands that regular soap just won’t remove, you can apply alcohol to the area to help it lift off easily.
9 – Defrost Your Windows
If your car windows are having trouble defrosting, you can wipe alcohol on them to get rid of it.
10 – Trading And Selling
Hard alcohol is going to be a prize item in a SHTF situation. You can stock up on it now so you’ll have extra to trade for other goods you need, or to sell it to make some money.
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11 – Clean Precious Metals
When cash is useless, precious metals are a great thing to have to keep the upper hand in emergencies. You can keep them clean by rubbing them with a towel and some rubbing alcohol.
12 – Shoo The Bugs Away
Rub some hard alcohol and olive oil on your skin – the bugs and mosquitos won’t want to touch you after that.
13 – Remove Infection
Use a grain alcohol to serve as a natural disinfectant if you’re in a bind.
Note: This can kill other healthy cell tissue in the area, so use it sparingly.
14 – Take Out The Stink
If you can’t wash your clothes, the next best thing might just be vodka. Spray it on your clothes to get rid of bad odors. You can also spray this in various rooms of your house to help take out the stink.
15 – Eggs In A Pinch
Pour some hard alcohol into a cup, and then break an egg into it. After an hour or so, the egg should be cooked. Sounds gross, but it’ll get you full in a bind.
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16 – Instant Mouth Relief
If you’ve got a toothache or sore gums, you an swish vodka in your mouth to make it temporarily disappear.
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17 – Remove Germs From Surfaces
You can disinfect countertops and other surfaces by wiping them down with hard alcohol. Let air dry before using.
18 – Instant Fire Starter
Some of your fire starters will have a hard time working when it’s rainy outside. Soak a towel in a highly flammable alcohol (like everclear) to start a fire instantly.
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19 – Wash Your Firearm
You can use alcohol to clean off your firearms when you run out of the traiditonal stuff.
20 – Keep The Light On
Add small amounts of hard alcohol to a burning lamp and it’ll help keep the fire going all night.
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21 – Take Care Of Poison Ivy
Dab hard alcohol onto a rash caused by poison ivy, and it’ll relieve a good amount of the pain.
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22 – Treat Bug Bites
Dab hard alcohol onto bug bites to quickly soothe the pain and itching.
23 – Take Away The Fungus
Make a solution of hard alcohol and water to remove fungus from the toes, feet and ears.
Well, that was 23…but I found a great video that’ll give you way more. It’s also got tips on which alcohols to buy, how to store them and which price range to go for.
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