5 Natural Sources of Salt For Preppers
Now, not everyone is going to be able to get to these natural sources. For example, making your own salt from sea water only works if you live near the sea. Also, I’m not sure how widespread salt deposits are and their map indicates it might be limited.
But, if you do live near salt water, here’s a link to their post on making your own sea salt. The link includes a video on how to do it as well. But here are the basic steps:
- Look for clean, fresh sea water where it is clear in color.
- Strain seawater through a fine sieve or muslin to get rid of any debris. If you are in a pinch, use your sock.
- Boil the water until 50 percent of the water evaporates, stirring occasionally.
- The deposits at the bottom will have the consistency of wet sand, pour it onto a baking sheet and leave it for five days, stirring once a day. Place a clean window screen over the baking sheet or casserole dish to keep debris out.
- Allow salt to dry out fully and store in an airtight container.
- For every 4 gallons of water, you will get around 2 1/2 cups – 4 cups of salt.
As a bonus, if you can boil the salt water over a campfire, you can essentially get free salt!
This is something I’m definitely going to give a try!
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