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45 Survival Uses for Alcohol.
CTD's The Shooter's Log ^ | 7/13/2013 | CT Suzanne

Posted on 01/05/2014 1:03:03 PM PST by carriage_hill

I have read that ethanol alcohol—the kind of alcohol that makes us drunk—was the first synthesized product that humans made. Originally made from honey, fruits, berries, grains, and other plants left in the sun to ferment, alcohol and its first use documented as far back as 10,000 B.C.

Historically, fermented beverages:

Acted as a substitution for water Fixed nutritional deficiencies Served medicinal purposes

Alcohol also had its place in religious ceremonies and even used as currency. Supposedly, vodka was an ingredient in early European gunpowder. And of course, people drank alcohol in order to become intoxicated.

When shopping for liquor, you will find two different numbers on the bottle. One is the percentage and one is the proof. The percentage is the amount of true ethanol alcohol content, while proof is the official government designation of how much alcohol content is in the beverage. Divide the proof in half to get the actual percentage of alcohol.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Health/Medicine; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: alcohol; preppers; survival
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A slightly old article from CTD's blog (NOT mine!), but I'm sure FReepers can add a few uses to the author's 45. Heh.
1 posted on 01/05/2014 1:03:03 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: Kartographer

Ping to alcohol use.


2 posted on 01/05/2014 1:03:44 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

Does anyone know if this pub has to be excerpted? If not, I can C&P it all here.


3 posted on 01/05/2014 1:05:03 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

Help Repopulate??

LOL????


4 posted on 01/05/2014 1:06:08 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: carriage_hill

And, in a dire emergency, you can even drink it.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 1:06:10 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

Purely for medicinal purposes only!


6 posted on 01/05/2014 1:06:54 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: carriage_hill

You can also make ethanol from wood.


7 posted on 01/05/2014 1:09:08 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: carriage_hill; et al

Stock/store ‘Everclear’ in this country. Many medicinal and cooking uses, and if you can drink it-You NEEDED a drink. Trades well and beats building that still right away.


8 posted on 01/05/2014 1:10:07 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ?....... Enforce the Bill of Rights................................ It's the LAW !!!)
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To: carriage_hill
"Ethanol alcohol" is redundant. It's either "ethanol" or "ethyl alcohol."

A very lively substance chemically. It can make people more attractive, less attractive, funny, not funny, pathetic, empathetic, horny, and virtually celibate. And it can even make me believe I can dance.

Powerful stuff ...

9 posted on 01/05/2014 1:10:16 PM PST by IronJack
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To: carriage_hill

Alcohol is great for cleaning lenses. It floats the dirt off the lense so it can be blotted up with tissue or cloth, dries quickly and does not attack the glue or sealers.


10 posted on 01/05/2014 1:10:44 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: KosmicKitty
Help Repopulate??

Ben Franklin said that alcohol is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.
I add that ugly women are proof God wants us to exercise self-control.

11 posted on 01/05/2014 1:11:30 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Lion Den Dan

You big dummy, read the article first:(


12 posted on 01/05/2014 1:13:30 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: dhs12345
You can also make ethanol from wood.

That's Methanolingested in large quantities is metabolized to formic acid or formate salts, which is poisonous to the central nervous system, and may cause blindness, coma, and death.

So I wouldn't advocate drinking it.

13 posted on 01/05/2014 1:14:06 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: carriage_hill

1. Drinking
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45. Drinking


14 posted on 01/05/2014 1:15:09 PM PST by EEGator
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To: carriage_hill

I’d be interested to know the chemical process for #41 - drying wet clothes. Alcohol evaporates more easily than water - does it accelerate the evaporation process for H2O ?

On a (somewhat) related note.... I don’t know how correct this is, but I’ve read that one of the handier things you can keep around for emergencies is a bottle of hand sanitizer. Being 70% ethyl alcohol, it can be used for a firestarter, cleaner, etc. I’m told that if you mix salt into the stuff, the gels precipitate out and you liquid ethyl at your disposal for use as a fuel, etc.


15 posted on 01/05/2014 1:15:56 PM PST by DemforBush (Ice cream, Mandrake? Children's ice cream?)
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To: carriage_hill

Everybody needs a beer after a hard day of hunter/gathering.


16 posted on 01/05/2014 1:16:06 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: OneWingedShark
No. I was thinking for sterilization. Plenty of wood out there and treating and sterilizing injuries and wounds is important.
17 posted on 01/05/2014 1:17:37 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: EEGator

I’ll drink to those...


18 posted on 01/05/2014 1:17:41 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: dhs12345

Yes, methanol can be used for that too. It’s just not the same as ethanol, which can be important in a survival situation.


19 posted on 01/05/2014 1:18:59 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: IronJack

Plus, it’s faster than “beer goggles”.


20 posted on 01/05/2014 1:19:07 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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