June 10, 2014 at 4:07 pm #16197
Putting out new salt blocks for the cattle this morning while checking fences. Reminded me to encourage everyone to store the many useful kinds of salt.
1) salt blocks – if you plan on having animals when SHTF plan to store salt blocks for cattle and horses (they usually have added minerals including copper – some have dewormer added to them for cattle) Be aware of this in case you ever run across one in a field and think you might want to use it for yourself! Salt blocks for sheep have no copper.
2) epsom salts (magnesium sulphate) is good for lots of aches and pains plus is very useful as a fertilizer in the garden
3) table salt – cheap enough now -store lots
4) sea salt
5) canning salt
Wars have been fought over salt in ages past. It was traded for gold, ounce for ounce if I recall. Just consider it for your preps. You can google all the uses to convince yourself if you like.June 10, 2014 at 7:10 pm #16201
tweva, Lord yes. Thank you for the reminder. Canning salt is one of those things I pick up as sort of an impulse purchase like lighters or batteries.June 10, 2014 at 8:25 pm #16216
Good points Tweva.
In my region it was not so valuable during the SHTF time, but I remember some regions not so far from me it had 40 times value then in peace time.
It is one of those items that people mostly notice how important is only when it is gone.June 10, 2014 at 8:54 pm #16220
Good point… I had no idea that there was such a thing as canning salt. Looks like I’ve got more homework to do haha. This site is invaluable! I’m glad I joined that’s for sure.June 10, 2014 at 9:01 pm #16221
I bought Himalayan crystal salt and sea salt today. About the salt blocks – remember horses do not have a gal bladder – and should not have urea in their diet.June 10, 2014 at 9:38 pm #16223
Yes indeed! We keep plenty of canning salt. We’re big on canning… love our canned elk too. Next month canning tuna. We bring canning items with us traveling as well…cuts cost on food during road trips (and healthier). Also keep smoked salt for a spin on flavor. Keep plenty of Himalayan salt crystals on hand. Very practical consideration tweva…a must prepper item.June 10, 2014 at 11:21 pm #16226
Leopard auto correct must be giving you fits. I think you meant Urea. Lol I don’t think anybody wants Uranium in there food.June 12, 2014 at 5:03 am #16336
If chester thinks of eating tuna he is going to get some radioactive substances in his diet.June 12, 2014 at 7:56 pm #16390
Hehe – Thanks Matt76 ! Fixed it
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