survival uses for baking soda

Survival uses for baking soda

March 29, 2017 0 Comments

Survival uses for baking soda:

Baking soda seems to be a product that can literally be used in every capacity! While it’s great for cleaning and baking, there are also some very important uses in regards to survival. Baking soda is cheap and can be stored for long periods of time if it is air tight.

Survival uses for baking soda:

Splinters: When you feel a splinter coming on applying a baking soda and water mixture to the affected area. The splinter will work its way out. Mix the baking soda and water until you achieve a thick paste. Cover with a band-aid or bandage if needed.

Deodorant: If you’re on the run but still want to feel and smell fresh you can use baking soda to make a deodorant. By dissolving a 1 part baking soda into 2 parts water you can take a cotton ball or cloth and apply it to your armpits and other places you need.

Bites & itchy skin: Baking soda is very beneficial for mosquito, bug, and spider bites. While it does relieve itching by applying the same paste noted in the splinters section; baking soda also helps draw out the bite in the same way that it draws out a splinter.

Toothpaste: Being in a survival situation personal hygiene can be a touchy subject. It is important to have a plan in place on how to keep clean if you have to spend several days outdoors. By mixing and dissolving baking soda and water together you can make a great toothpaste alternative to keep your teeth and breath fresh.

Put out fires: If you don’t have water handy or you have the kind of fire that water shouldn’t be used on grab the baking soda. Baking soda can put out any type of fire but is specifically useful for a grease or electrical fire. This will be very handy if the survival situation is an electrical problem such as an EMP or grid issue.

Absorbs radiation: Yep, you read that right. Baking soda helps absorb the radiation in your body if taken orally. It helps take the uranium out of the kidneys! But this is going to be very handy if your survival situation is around any type of nuclear fallout. Read more about that here.

This list is not exhaustive by any means! If you have other survival uses leave them in the comments. I would love to know what’s on your mind.





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Nila is an Army Wife, mother of two boys, and a firearms instructor. She is currently pursuing a double masters in Homeland Security & Emergency Disaster Management, while trying to balance the daily life of being a SAHM/WAHM. She loves ice cream and learning about self-defense as a mother. For more info please click the "About Mil-Spec Mom" tab at the top.