10 Pounds Salt / Coffee , Tea
10 Pounds Salt
I get my salt at IFA it is Morten stock salt it comes in a 50 pound bag for 6.95. It doesn’t have the iodine in it but we do take extra iodine pills. This is great for canning as it doesn’t have any additives in it. If you are worried about the iodine you could get this salt for canning, cooking, preserving, and tanning hides (no I don’t know how to tan hides yet, but the lady at IFA said a lot of people use this salt for that) and then buy the table salt with iodine to use while eating. A 1 lb 10 oz. box of salt at Wal-Mart is .88 cents.
I keep my salt in 5 gallon buckets with lids, I don’t do anything extra to it. It will clump up if there is moisture in the air, not too big of a deal you will just have to break it up. You can also use smaller containers such as 2 liter bottles or gallon sized storage bags, If you use the gallon storage bags put them in a 5 gallon bucket to keep them from ripping open.
Coffee and Tea get what you like to drink. You might even want to get extra even if you don’t drink it it will be a great item for barter. You can get tea bags at Wal-mart for 1.18 for 100 bags, they also have coffee for 5.94 for 33 ounces. If you are to the point of having to barter for coffee even if it is the cheap stuff you will be so glad to have it.
Have you been able to learn how to make soap? I am getting ready to make some in a few weeks and will share how I do it.
Have you been able to figure out an alternative for washing clothes if there is a grid down situation?
Put back some more water and as much money as you are able.
Have a great week.