Preppers rarely talk about stockpiling a variety of drinks. Of course, the focus is on collecting water and learning how to purify it, since it is one of man’s most basic needs. But serious preppers need to know the importance of other drinks, like milk, energy drinks, coffee, and even liquor.
We will talk about some emergency drinks you need to include in your supply of goods as soon as possible, and why stockpiling liquor could actually be a good idea.
Emergency Drinks to Stockpile
Aside from water, here are some drinks to stockpile for SHTF.
Probiotic drinks for digestive health is important when SHTF. You and your family will be eating some familiar foods and some new ones. It doesn’t matter what these are, but your body will surely go through changes. Probiotics will help your body keep a check on the digestive health. Here are some of them:
- Green Tea Kombucha. This drink may aid your immune and digestive systems, and provide your body with antioxidants.
- Miso Soup. This delicious broth has numerous health benefits like B-12 vitamins and probiotics and has been appreciated by Asian cultures for more than 2,500 years.
Protein will be very scarce in a survival situation. Hunting for a game may be a great way to get your source of protein, but it’s much glamorized that the entire population may forage for the same game, and the animals won’t come by anymore. Here are some protein drinks you might want to stockpile.
- Powdered milk. Powdered milk not only has proteins, but it also provides the body with vitamins A, B, C, D, and E! You can also make yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese, and more with it.
- Protein shake. Protein drinks aren’t made for everyone, but preppers will need it for themselves or for bartering. Pure protein includes water, Protein Blend (Calcium Caseinate, Milk Protein Concentrate), along with other ingredients such as soy.
Canned Seltzer Water
Canned drinks are important for long-term food storage. Aluminum cans can protect your drink from oxidizing, though traces of aluminum may penetrate into the drinks. Canned seltzer water will last a lifetime and relieve constipation. However, it’s not recommended for acid reflux.
Energy and Caffeine
In a prepper scenario, energy drinks are surely a necessity. You might need them every day, but having some handy in an emergency situation will provide you “wings.” Here are some of them
- Crystal Light Energy
- Red Bull Energy Drink
Why Store Liquor
Of course, we have made a separate section for liquor. We know that stockpiling liquor may be controversial for some preppers but we have provided valid reasons for you to do so. Hear us out!
Alcohol is used to make tinctures, or herbal remedies where herbs are concentrated in it. For example, a cough suppressant can be made using whiskey, honey, and lemon. Alcohol can also help calm an upset stomach, toothache, and even anxiety. If you’re having an insomnia attack, a few glasses of wine are great to make you got to bed. Alcool can also be a muscle relaxant or something to keep you warm.
Alcohol, when taken moderately, can help you stay relaxed despite the chaos. It’s important to take the edge off once in a while! We know survival situations will keep everyone stressed. The social aspect of having a drink at the end of a long day is often what helps people deal with stress the most.
You may want to stockpile on some alcohol to trade them for food or supplies. This is because some may value it in several situations like riots, power outages, snowstorms, and hurricanes. Consider stocking up on both large bottles as well as the tiny “airplane” sizes.