SALT....... : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Salt is very cheap, where will you get it if things get bumpy? Beans or rice with out salt yuck. Problem with refrigaration, need to keep meat or fish. You need salt. Canning, need canning salt. 100 lb bags from Bakery supply is cheap. Do we still mine salt in USA?

-- && (&&@&&.&), December 17, 1999


Evaporate it from the Great Salt Lake in Utah.

-- nothing (, December 17, 1999.

And from near San Francisco (sea salt).

-- Kristi (, December 17, 1999.

Evaporate it on Kaua'i...

-- Mad Monk (, December 17, 1999.

Already stashing salt. None "natural" in this area, and the 50 lbs., I've got put back won't spoil, and it will maybe make a great "trade" item.

You know, a pound of salt, one chicken, gallon of gas, whatever. (Don't forget pepper.)

-- Richard (, December 17, 1999.

If we sprinkled some over our thresholds, wouldn't it help keep the trolls away?

-- flora (***@__._), December 17, 1999.

...pickling salt, Kosher salt, even the rocksalt used for water softeners can be used. (don't know about the "pelleted" kind, but the rock salt is just rock salt. Put a few chunks in a pepper mill and grind for table use.

-- Liz (, December 17, 1999.

I have some sea vegetable condiment. I don't like things salty. We have sauces and stuff. Also, we live by the ocean...

-- Mara (, December 17, 1999.

Salt is the third most important substance for the survival of the human body (after oxygen and water).

-- salt (is@good.yes), December 17, 1999.

The only salt anyone should be having is Celtic Sea Salt. It is the only salt with all 87 minerals. Same as human body. Any other salt is dangerous for the body.

-- PJ (, December 17, 1999.

Yeah....... that's how we survived as a race all these years... sorry for the sarcasm - I just sometimes wonder how we can get so focused on details that seem a bit far out, IMHO.

-- Kristi (, December 18, 1999.

You can buy 50 pd blocks at most feed stores. They run about $4.00 per block. Check the yellow pages under feed or tack and feed or horses or livestock.

-- Stacia (, December 18, 1999.

40 pound bags of plain, Diamond Crystal rock salt, for water softeners, are about $3.25, give or take, most places.

Probably best to stay away from the types with water conditioners or rust inhibitors.........

-- mushroom (, December 18, 1999.

Please don't buy salt that is not iodized. That is how people in third-world countries get goiters. Not pretty.

-- preparing (, December 19, 1999.

I love salt.

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), December 19, 1999.

Pepper is pretty damn good too, especially the rough ground.

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), December 19, 1999.

Life is great isn't it, especially the simple things! :-)

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), December 19, 1999.

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