chewing gum is a survival item

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Chewing Gum
Make sure to have chewing gum in your preps!

Chew on this: chewing gum should be part of your preps. Chewing gum helps
provide a sense of normalcy in uncertain times and has many other benefits. Don't
over look this inexpensive part of your preps! Chewing gum is like a "nerve tonic."

How to Use Chewing Gum for Survival
Yes, chewing gum could save your life. Here are the seven uses of gum for survival:

#1. Gum Improves concentration (some provide a bonus of mental
alertness).
Ordinary chewing gum provides a stress release and helps aid in concentration. As
a prepper, you want to be as stress-free as possible and you'll need to
concentrate. This could be the added boost you need in a survival situation. The
military uses a special caffeine gum for situations of sleep deprivation where it's
impractical to drink or brew coffee. There is also gum made with herbs to help you
think better, and even a gum to help you quench thirst:

  • Stay Alert Military Caffeine Gum: Stay Alert Gum has been supporting our
    troops in the Middle East. Paramedics, firefighters and police officers have
    also found this gum to be compact and a fast acting tool for stopping fatigue.
    Works instantly! Through oral absorption, chewing one piece delivers 100 mg
    of caffeine five times faster than pills or the caffeine in coffee.

  • Jolt Gum: Jolt gum has caffeine, guarani and ginseng. Just two piece of Jolt
    Gum equal 1 cup of coffee, which is same Jolt as Jolt Cola! One pack contains
    about as much caffeine as six cups of coffee. That's an ideal energy boost for
    your bug out bag.

  • Think Gum: Think Gum is a sugar-free, candy-coated chewing gum carefully
    designed to enhance mental performance. It contains potent herbs and
    herbal extracts that are scientifically demonstrated to improve concentration,
    increase alertness, reduce careless errors and enhance information recall.

2. Improvement of Morale.
The sweetness of gum will help boost morale and may also supply a little boost of
energy. A small act of kindness could go a long way in stressful times. Think of the
gum as a way to "break the ice" with a stranger to help you assess whether the
person is a threat to your family and livelihood in uncertain times. Add your favorite
gum to your supply list! Have some handy if you have little ones who might need to
be quiet to hide. Gum will keep their mouths occupied.

3. Aids digestion.
Chewing gum increases the saliva production in your mouth. In turn, these stomach
acids help break down food to aid digestion. Indeed
chewing gum improves
digestion.

  • Ginger Gum: Ginger gum, pictured immediate right, is an all-natural relief
    from nausea. Ginger gum is ideal for women in your prepper group who may
    become pregnant because 80% of women experience nausea during their
    pregnancy. Ginger has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years.
    Now you can enjoy its natural soothing properties in a fast-acting, great-
    tasting chewing gum. This drug free option for reducing nausea symptoms
    related to morning sickness

4. Relieves Nausea.
Anti Nausea Ginger Gum, pictured immedate left, is an all natural releif of nausea.
Ideal for motion sickness, morning sickness, general nausea and stomach upset or
chemotherapy, you'll find ginger gum a good drug-free alternative.

5. Fishing.
You might be surprised that you can also use gum as catfish bait! Gum has also
been used as a crab lure. Gum that helps with survival should be loaded with real
sugar (not sugar free). Also the color helps: choose a pink bubble gum.

6. Bartering.
In case the world goes completely off the grid, gum will be a luxury item for barter.
The nice thing about gum is that it packs nicely and doesn't cost too much. During
the Great Depression, small hard candies became popular treats and "gum was
heaven," according to the biographer for
Walter E. Diemer who was the inventor of
bubblegum.

7. Oral Health + Additional Health Benefits.
Gum aid in oral health as it helps brush away the plaque simply by chewing. Some
gums pack the power of antioxidants. Mega-T Green Tea Chewing gum is one such
gum and it delivers the health benefits of two cups of green tea. If anything, gum
will certainly ensure that a prepper has fresh breath. You know that 4 out of 5
dentists recommend chewing gum (or so the advertisements proclaim), but did you
ever stop and wonder why they recommend it. Well, it turns out that 80% of
cavities happen inside the pits and fissures of teeth. These pits and fissures trap
food particles under chewing pressure. But a carbohydrate like sugar in the gum
can change the trapped food into acid that brushing can't reach.

  • Glee Gum:  Glee Gum, is made of all-natural, gluten-free chewing gum with
    no artificial coloring, flavoring, sweeteners, or preservatives. Glee Gum is the
    only gum in North America made the old fashioned way, with chicle, a natural
    tree sap harvested sustainable from the rain forests of Central America. Once
    all chewing gum was made with chicle, but today most gum is made entirely
    from synthetic stuff. Not Glee Gum! Glee Gum uses chicle because it helps
    conserve the rain forest. Chicle is also what gives the gum such great, long-
    lasting chewing texture!

8. Appetite suppressant.
Chewing gum can help suppress an appetite, which may be a useful aid in
distracting when food supplies are short.

  • Zoft Gum: Pictured immediate right is Zoft Hoodia Gordonii Gum Appetite
    Suppressant. You get five packs (or a one-month supply) for $10 including
    shipping. Zoft Hoodia Gum is an advanced, cutting-edge appetite
    suppressant, which may prove useful when food is in short supply.

9. Thirst Quencher.
Quench gum is a classic sports gum that can be a bridge to hydration and keeps
you in the game. Keep some in your bugout bag. The Sports team bucket has
approximately 200 assorted pieces of gum, including grape, juicy orange, tangy fruit
punch and classic original lemon.

  • Quench Gum: For quick recovery and energy, Quench Gum actually quenches
    thirst and provides electrolytes plus 5 mg potassium. High citric acid content
    stimulates salivary glands and increases oxygen intake.

Weird Facts about Chewing Gum
What is Blibber-blubber and how can this easily overlooked prep help you
survive?
Blibber-blubber was the original name of chewing gum! The name failed
from a marketing perspective because people thought the product was just too
sticky. By now you've come to realize the value of chewing gum to preppers, and
this is just one of the fun factoids about chewing gum.

Chew on more fun factoids about chewing gum:
  • Chewing gum will make your hear beat faster!
  • Strangely, chewing gum prevents heartburn.
  • Prehistoric humans used tree resin as chewing gum.
  • Gum was used by U.S. soldiers during World War II to promote goodwill in
    Europe.
  • At times it was illegal to chew gum in Singapore or required a prescription.
    Heavy penalties are imposed for chewing gum in public in Singapore as well.
  • Do you tear while cutting onions? Chewing gum while slicing onions can
    remedy that problem!
  • There was a tax on chewing gum (War Revenue Act of 1899(, which help ay
    for the Spanish-American War.
  • You can start a fire with a gum wrapper: The chewing gum wrapper is a
    firestarter. Here's how a gum wrapper and batteries can light a fire.

You've always known that chewing gum reduces cavities and plaque, but for
preppers, now you know gum provides many other useful benefits! Chewing gum is
a survival item you may have overlooked until now.

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