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Prepper shares 12+ reasons why survivalists keep baking soda in their packs
I knew it was useful for a lot of things but I had no idea it was this useful.
Rebecca Reid
08.25.21

According to survivalists, there are a few things that are necessary to stockpile in the event of a crisis.

Most things are a given…water, canned food, medical supplies to name a few.

One surprising recommendation is the pantry staple, baking soda.

You may already be aware of baking soda’s many uses. If not, get ready to be educated on this versatile substance that is a lot more than just another ingredient in your favorite pancake recipe.

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SensiblePrepper shares the following 12 reasons why you need to have baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in your survival war chest.

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1. A remedy for poison ivy or poison sumac

Add a little water to some baking soda to make a paste. Rub the paste on the poison ivy or sumac to alleviate the itch and dry up the oil.

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2. A cleaning agent

Most people know that baking soda is a powerful cleaner. Did you know you can use it to bring the shine back to your metal pans?

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3. Put out a fire with baking soda

Baking soda is a powerful fire extinguisher. According to SensiblePrepper, It takes the oxygen out of the air…so it ceases it.”

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4. Coffee pot cleaner

Baking soda will get your dingy, stained coffee pot looking like new.

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5. Soothe a burn

If you happen to burn your skin, add some baking soda to water to make a soothing topical treatment.

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6. Take as an antacid

Baking soda is a natural antacid. Mix about 1/4 tsp with a cup of water to soothe your stomach.

Because it is alkaline, it really does help calm down the acid. You don’t want to take this on a full stomach because you want to let your stomach acids work.” – SensiblePrepper,

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7. A remedy for a canker sore

To ease the pain and irritation of a canker sore, make a paste with water and baking soda and rub directly on the sore.

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8. A deodorant for your shoes

Baking soda is a well-known deoderizer so go ahead and use it in your shoes if you need to get rid of a funky smell.

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9. Use as a cleanser and exfoliant for your hands

You can rub some baking soda on your hands for a natural clean. Also try using on your face as an exfoliant.

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10. Use to clean a corroded battery

You may not know that baking soda will clean a corroded battery.

“The battery terminals can get corroded and gets battery acid along here and gets real white…you can use the baking soda to relieve the acid that’s on your battery.” – SensiblePrepper

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11. Boost your laundry detergent

Add baking soda to your wash to give your detergent a cleaning boost. Baking soda will give your clothes a bright, whiter look.

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12. Clean your teeth with baking soda

Baking soda will whiten and clean your teeth if you don’t have toothpaste available. It is slightly abrasive, which helps to remove tough stains.

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See the video below to learn more on the many uses of baking soda!

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By Rebecca Reid
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Rebecca Reid is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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