chewing gum is a survival item

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

Here are the even 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Anti Nausea Ginger Gum:

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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!

7. 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.

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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