Monday, July 20, 2009

Gotta love alternate uses...

I have oil olive in my food storage because it is my understanding that it's good for you, and can last a nice long time. So it is already one of my staples, and makes my rice and beans taste better. What I love, though, is finding that one of the things I am already using in one way could potentially be used in other ways, because making life easier is not always just about the food...

Found this article on multiple uses of olive oil, and from there went on to read this article on multiple uses for vinegar. Have to admit that I was more interested in the article on the vinegar, and need to get some in actual storage because I already use a lot of it for cleaning, and it doesn't stay on the shelf very long....

The comments on both of these articles are also intriguing (um, yeah, there are sooo many that I did not read all of them for both articles, and by the time I have written this, there may well be even more) and in at least one instance, a commenter speaks against one of the uses listed and offers an alternative. Makes for interesting reading, and if they actually work, you gotta love alternatives for things you already have in storage when there's an emergency. Some of these pointers will most likely find their way into my emergency notebook, with the hope that they won't ever be needed in an emergency....

2 comments:

preparednesspro said...

Yes, I just blogged this week about lighting sources in an emergency and how olive oil can be used for your lamps. I'm with you and am all about having the items in my storage serving multiple purposes. One of my favorite items is honey. It is SO versatile! From an infinite shelf life to an antibacterial agent and helping with allergies, it's totally worth reading up on. http://bit.ly/U1ooG

Marie said...

Preparedness Pro--I'm glad that I have both olive oil and honey in my storage--seems like you can never have too much of items like that, especially when you find out more ways to use them--I appreciate all the info you put out on your blog and hope everyone checks it out often--thanks for your comment!