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    Default Uses for Salt

    * Test for rotten eggs. Put an egg in a cup of water to which you've added two teaspoons of salt. A fresh egg will sink, but one that's iffy will float.

    * Repel fleas. Wash the doghouse with it.

    * Soothe a bee sting. Wet the sting right away, then cover it with salt.

    * Keep radishes safe in the garden. Salt worms (cutworms) will be repelled if you sprinkle seeds with table salt, then cover with dirt.

    * Soak fish in salt water before descaling; the scales will come off easier.

    *Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon salt in 8 ounces room temperature water. Draw mixture into a nose dropper, and inhale liquid through your nostrils. Repeat several times for each nostril, using 2 or 3 drops of the solution each time. When you are through, blow your nose until no discharge remains

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    * Rinse a sore eye with a little salt water

    *Mildly salted water makes an effective mouthwash. Use it hot for a sore throat gargle

    * Use salt for killing weeds in your lawn

    * Milk stays fresh longer when a little salt is added

    * Use equal parts of salt and baking soda for brushing your teeth.

    *A saltwater soak can do wonders for that special mosquito-bite itch -- a poultice of salt mixed with olive oil can help too.

    *Deter ants. Sprinkle salt at doorways, window sills, and anywhere else ants sneak into your house. Ants don't like to walk on salt.

    *Kill poison ivy. Mix three pounds of salt with a gallon of soapy water (use a gentle dish soap) and apply to leaves and stems with a sprayer, avoiding any plant life that you want to keep.

    * Keep chicken or turkey moist. Rub salt in the cavity of the bird before cooking.

    *To remove bloodstains from material, sprinkle with salt and rinse with cold water!

    *Apply salt to a cut to draw out infection and promote healing (better still take medical advice)!

    *Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon salt in 8 ounces room temperature water. Draw mixture into a nose dropper, and inhale liquid through your nostrils. Repeat several times for each nostril, using 2 or 3 drops of the solution each time. When you are through, blow your nose until no discharge remains

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    Nice, this is the kind of thing I love to see on this sight. Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikos01 View Post
    Nice, this is the kind of thing I love to see on this sight. Thanks for the info.
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    OK guys, where to move it to. Food or alternative medicine. I will probably sticky it so we don't loose it.
    Once on safari in deepest darkest Afganistan we ran out of Gin, and were compelled to survive on food and water for several days.


    I typically carry a flask of vodka for snakebites. I also carry a small snake.- W. C. Fields

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    Hate to put a downer on this good post but I hear pouring salt in a wound hurts like hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Mike View Post
    Hate to put a downer on this good post but I hear pouring salt in a wound hurts like hell.
    Wives tale......
    Once on safari in deepest darkest Afganistan we ran out of Gin, and were compelled to survive on food and water for several days.


    I typically carry a flask of vodka for snakebites. I also carry a small snake.- W. C. Fields

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    best buy on salt is at Tractor Supply. get the 99.7% pure salt blocks, not those with the minerals added. 40lbs should be 7-8 bucks. Easy to stack and move around - just keep out of water.

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    Hate to differ with the "King" Chip but, without going into detail, I know it to be a fact.
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    This kind of information is priceless. One more great reason to be a part of this bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Mike View Post
    Hate to differ with the "King" Chip but, without going into detail, I know it to be a fact.
    I got blown up in a pipeline explosion back in '79. Got 1st, 2nd, & 3rd degree burns on face and hands. The therapy for my hand was an hour in a whirlpool of warm saltwater twice a day. I passed out from the pain the first time and they upped the morphine dose after that.

    Point is, I know it hurts. I was kidding.
    Once on safari in deepest darkest Afganistan we ran out of Gin, and were compelled to survive on food and water for several days.


    I typically carry a flask of vodka for snakebites. I also carry a small snake.- W. C. Fields

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