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Old 01-23-2011, 04:24 PM
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I just spent an hour reading posts related to salt. Most were no help to me. Maybe I was not looking in the right spots. I would like some very practical info. I understand stocking up is one option and have done that to a certain degree but would like some back-ups if something destroys my cache.

1. Known salt licks in the USA. Can include known salt mines. Have found some things on mines with google but limited listing of existing licks. I know many have been built or paved over.

2. How to find salt if natural deposits are not available. From plants, blood, etc. Give details of how to produce it and what has the highest content.

3. A list of sources of iodine if you do not live by the ocean. If plants, what is the quantity needed to prevent sickness.

Any help?
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Alas Babylon has a great story diversion based upon this very thing. They figured out pretty quickly that they were sweating out a ton of salt but not taking much in. Hopefully all my overprocessed prepperfoods will help me.

Well Ive probably got 50lbs put back as well but good point!
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You can get salt from the root of a hickory tree. You can boil the roots until all the water evaporates and black salt crystals are left.

Vegetables that naturally have salt – carrots, [wild carrots (Queen Anne's Lace) ( make sure it isn't Fool's parsley or Poison Hemlock, wild carrots have hairy stems and smell like carrots)], beets.
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I think if one 'googles' around a bit, you'll find quite a few sources of foods that naturally contain sodium and or iodine.

http://www.naturalhealthtechniques.c...ion/iodine.htm

Sodium is a component in many foods such as tuna, pork, peanuts, potatoes, lemons, beets, milk and celery

http://www.alsosalt.com/socounfo.html


That said, I've put back a lifetime supply of salt for pocket change.
Handy stuff.
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I posted Salt as a prepper's necessity a few weeks ago. I got hammered pretty good. I do hope none of those folks read this. We could have a run on salt at the grocery stores and cause the price to go thru the roof.

I live less than 300 miles from the Bonneville Salt Flats. A year after, we will make a deal with groups who control the roads between here and there, for safe passage, and take one of their group along to help harvest several tons of salt to pass out as we return here.

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Alas Babylon has a great story diversion based upon this very thing. They figured out pretty quickly that they were sweating out a ton of salt but not taking much in. Hopefully all my overprocessed prepperfoods will help me.
Great story, can't believe that is was written in 1959 -

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I live less than 300 miles from the Bonneville Salt Flats.
I am about 10 miles from the ocean and have a similar plan. Still working on the iodine issue
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I am about 10 miles from the ocean and have a similar plan. Still working on the iodine issue
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