A Prepping Must: Vinegar
USES FOR VINEGAR
I) Relieve the itch from poison ivy and reduce swelling by applying directly to the affected area.
II) A cotton ball soaked in cider vinegar held to an insect sting brings relief.
III) Soothe a jellyfish sting by dousing the area with vinegar.
IV) A quick dose of vinegar on a burn will prevent blistering.
V) Apply directly to the skin as an antiseptic for cuts and abrasions; reduces swelling and promotes healing. Vinegar is a natural antiseptic. Use a washcloth soaked in vinegar and place all over your sunburns, takes out the sting.
VI) Mix equal parts honey and apple cider vinegar together to soothe a sore throat.
VII) A few drops of vinegar in pasta as it boils, will make your pasta less sticky.
VIII) Soak your favorite dried beans in apple cider vinegar overnight and rinse completely to lessen the gas they create. (Welcomed by your fellow Preppers in an Enclosed Tent)
IX) A little vinegar in the water will keep egg whites from running out if it cracked eggs when boiling.
X) Use a half and half solution of vinegar and water to clean up tough stains on plastic or on metal kitchen utensils.
XI) Clean and deodorize plastic coolers with vinegar and water. Follow with washing in soap and water.
XII) Remove stubborn stains in pots and/or coffee pots by soaking in vinegar for thirty minutes. Wash using hot soapy water. Another method; fill the pot with a solution of 3 tablespoons of vinegar to a pint of water. Boil until stain loosens and can be washed away with soap and water.
XIII) Wash your hands with vinegar after cutting onions, garlic, peppers or cabbage to remove the smell.
XIX) You can put vinegar in a spray bottle, and squirt at your hearts delight on weeds to destroy them naturally without ruining underground water. Simply spray into the crevices and cracks on the cement and your on your driveway cracks to rid of weeds naturally.
XX) Using1/4 to1/2 cup in your wash not only brightens whites, it attacks harmful mold and mildew
NOTE: There are so many more uses for vinegar. One thing to note is that vinegar is a safe alternative to clean virtually anything around you, your family and home safely without harming you, your family, your pets and the environment.
I) Sterilize the container by filling it with boiling water and letting it stand for 5 minutes. Pour the water out and add the peelings. Cover the peels with distilled water.
II) Cover with the cloth. Secure it carefully so that insects and dirt can’t get in there.
III) The cloth allows the natural bacteria and wild yeast in the air to colonize in the vinegar, which in turn causes it to ferment. Stir once a day to make sure that the ferment is mixing with the rest of the liquid.
IV) After a few weeks you will start noticing a vinegary odor. Allow the vinegar to continue to ferment until you have the intensity that you want.
V) At this point you can strain through clean cheese cloth and bottle. Store in a cool, dark place. This homemade vinegar can be used as any other vinegar. Each ingredient you use will cause it to have a different flavor. For example we all know what apple cider vinegar tastes like, but peach vinegar has a much different taste, fruitier and more mellow. Experiment with different combinations and ingredients to see which you like the best. If you are using as an antibiotic / antiseptic, then flavor doesn’tmatter. Unless your stinky bum scent is trying to be camouflaged in your BOA…LOL
Fruits that can be Vinergarized:
Raspberries, apples, strawberries, blueberries, pears, unsprayed rose petals, ginger root, onion, dill, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, hot peppers, lavender, cilantro, peppercorns, citrus peel, and pineapple.
Take care and SYOTOS. – Jiske-h (Ghost)
This is an archive of: http://ghostprepper.blogspot.com/2011/12/prepping-must-vinegar.html