Salt – Valuable Post Collapse

Many of us have way too much sodium in our diets. Be hard to argue against that fact, right? But salt does play an important part in our overall health. Sodium helps maintain cellular water balance as well as playing a role in both muscle and nerve pulse health.

Today, we take for granted the availability of salt. We use it in baking, food prep, and at the table. It costs close to nothing in stores.

Outside flavoring food, it has other uses. My grandmother swore by gargling with warm salt water to alleviate sore throats. It has been used for hundreds of years to preserve meat.

Granted, a little goes a long way but how much salt do you have on hand right now? Properly stored, it lasts almost forever. Post-collapse, it could be very valuable. Consider picking up a canister or two on your next shopping trip.

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Jim Cobb

Jim Cobb has been a student of survivalism and emergency preparedness for almost thirty years. As a young child, he drove his parents nuts with stockpiling supplies in the basement every time he heard there was a tornado watch in his area. Of course, being a child, those supplies consisted of his teddy bear, a few blankets and pillows, and random canned goods he grabbed from the kitchen cabinets. Later, he was the first (and likely only) child in his fifth grade class to have bought his very own copy of Life After Doomsday by Bruce Clayton. Today, he is a freelance writer whose work has been published in national magazines such as Boy’s Life and Complete Survivalist Magazine. He is a voracious reader with a keen interest in all stories with post-apocalyptic settings. He maintains the Library at the End of the World blog and is also the Content Director for He currently resides in a fortified bunker in the upper Midwest, accompanied by his lovely wife and their three adolescent Weapons of Mass Destruction. Jim's first book, Prepper's Home Defense, was published late 2012 and his second book, tentatively titled The Prepper's Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness, will be out in mid-2013, both coming from Ulysses Press.

7 thoughts on “Salt – Valuable Post Collapse”

  1. I currently disagree with the medicalworlds view of salt so therfore I HAVE a good supply put aside for our use.

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