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When I took my lunch break today from work, I went to pick up a bottle of vodka (I like to put in the freezer and sip some sometimes). I then thought if the SHTF, there is a very good chance alcohol will be unattainable. I like wine very much too. I know the shelf of distilled alcohol is forever, and I am assuming wine is too, but I'd like to know if any type of booze is in your emergency stash.

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We only drink beer and maybe too much of it. If tshtf I wouldn't freak out. I'd need my wits about me. I would miss tobacco though but I've quit before months and years at a time.
 

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Im pretty sure that wine has to been kept cool and dark, and laying on its side so the cork doesnt dry out. my father in law is a huge wine drinker and the 10 years that I have known him the only time that wine has been out of the wine cooler was to drink it. he has never stored wine long term outside of a wine cooler.

You will probably be better off just storing the hard stuff. It takes less to get the job done and if its potent enough its dual purposed.
 

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When I took my lunch break today from work, I went to pick up a bottle of vodka (I like to put in the freezer and sip some sometimes). I then thought if the SHTF, there is a very good chance alcohol will be unattainable. I like wine very much too. I know the shelf of distilled alcohol is forever, and I am assuming wine is too, but I'd like to know if any type of booze is in your emergency stash.

Thanks!
wine does not keep forever if there is a problem with the seal your wine will turn to vinegeronly after the drink has attained around 20% abv or greater will it be indefinate shelf life

and even if the SHTF making wine is rather easy and grapes naturaly have yeast on them so you coulf go real old school in wine making its a fun hobbie and pretty cheap and easy to do id recomend you look into it

that said i keep vodka because of the spirits its the one with the fewest impurities and can be used medicinaly as well

i also have a good bit of scotch wine cognac and rum
 

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Full case of Skyy, Jack, SoCo, Grey Goose, and Bacardi. Still working on the stockpile! Thinking a case of Jager is next! Probably next month if there are any sales. I can't comment as to expiration on Skyy and SoCo since I have never pushed any of my supplies to expiration dates :) I do know that Jack is still fine for years, even after opened. Wine...I have no idea, BUT would be interested to find out what it's shelf life is like. I would assume that it only gets better with age (so they say). I can also say that beer that is close or after it's expiration date is simply NOT GOOD! When the PBR has been in the fridge for 3 years...DON"T EVEN OPEN IT!!! TRUST ME!!!!
 

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I would also like to add that I have been buying the smaller bottles at the checkout for a barter item. I think it would make a trade situation easier if different sizes are available to trade. I would not trade a fifth of Jack for a roll of TP, however, I would consider a small bottle of Bacardi for the same roll. Just a thought!
 

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Don't drink any save the money, I quit drinking and smoking saved enough to buy new car without added expemce.
I figure I have to drink something anyway, so a splash of SoCo in my Coke from time to time isn't so bad. I usually have a full case on hand anyway and replace the "missing" bottle when I can find good sales. My cost I would say is somewhat insignificant in the grand scope of things, and I get some enjoyment in a pretty stressful world. The key, I would suggest, is moderation :thumb:
 

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Full case of Skyy, Jack, SoCo, Grey Goose, and Bacardi. Still working on the stockpile! Thinking a case of Jager is next! Probably next month if there are any sales. I can't comment as to expiration on Skyy and SoCo since I have never pushed any of my supplies to expiration dates :) I do know that Jack is still fine for years, even after opened. Wine...I have no idea, BUT would be interested to find out what it's shelf life is like. I would assume that it only gets better with age (so they say). I can also say that beer that is close or after it's expiration date is simply NOT GOOD! When the PBR has been in the fridge for 3 years...DON"T EVEN OPEN IT!!! TRUST ME!!!!

and the shelf life of wine can be pretty long as long as no bacteria getin and change itto vinager it also depends on the tannin level sugers type of grape used and alot of other factors


heres a great wiki that will help you understand aging

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ageing_of_wine
 

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As long as there are potato's I can make Vodka so that will be a non issue. However on a similar subject I have all but quit drinking. It occurs to me that it lowers my state of readiness when intoxicated. Kind of counterproductive if you know what I mean.:thumb:
 

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As long as there are potato's I can make Vodka so that will be a non issue. However on a similar subject I have all but quit drinking. It occurs to me that it lowers my state of readiness when intoxicated. Kind of counterproductive if you know what I mean.:thumb:
why drink for intoxication? when i drink its because i enjoy the drink and its either a glass with dinner or 2 drams (1/4 oz) of scotch to help me sleep at night

I don't drink much but have included quite a bit of alcohol in my preps for trading material. I figure it will be worth more then silver or gold.
we have alot of wines and liquor in the house and i dont drink very much either but we do usea lot in cooking and the way i look at it you cant make any good sauces without some sauce:eek:

and also post SHTF i would like to have some flavorful food

youmight also want to look into stocking wine making supplies

or distiling supplies if its legal in your area to distill
 
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I have a nice wine rack that I use for wine as well as mineral waters (the bottles are similarly sized). It will store about 100 bottles iirc. I was also thinking about getting some vodka because besides drinking, you can use it for making wonderful extracts.

I also store about a 3 month supply of beers and ales for my husband. I don't drink those at all, but I know what he likes so I buy on sale. Do those ever go bad?
 

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I have a nice wine rack that I use for wine as well as mineral waters (the bottles are similarly sized). It will store about 100 bottles iirc. I was also thinking about getting some vodka because besides drinking, you can use it for making wonderful extracts.

I also store about a 3 month supply of beers and ales for my husband. I don't drink those at all, but I know what he likes so I buy on sale. Do those ever go bad?
yes beer and ale will go bad much faster than wine will i think beer is about 6 mo tops before its no good

im not sure tho
 

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Alcohol can always be made, no need whatsoever to stock up.

Beer and hard cider are easiest, as brewers yeast exists in ambient air. Infact last October I made a hard cider by spontaneous fermentation. Turned out better than store-purchased.

Liquor can be made too, as long as there's sugar, water, and wood chips (if you like flavored spirits). Stills are easy to make, though if you plan on distilling post SHTF, you should have one made already since it requires a bit of precesion.

Rough stills can be made very, very easily, but will produce less alcohol-by-volume spirits, in addition to more oils.
 
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