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The perks of stock coffee for survival and health

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The latest scientific studies show that coffee has many
positive effects on your health -- from better blood sugar
regulation to improved cardiovascular and gastrointestinal health.
In short, coffee reduces mortality.

Here's the proof:
    Source: Medical News Today.

Good Reasons to Store Coffee in your Preps
To some coffee isn't just a luxury, it's a necessity and a true
lifesaver in the morning. When the coffee runs out at the grocery
store, only those who've prepared can enjoy the real "perks" of
preparedness.Here are some of the many perks to storing coffee
in your preps...

Reason #1: Coffee improves upon poor quality water.
Coffee can mask the bad taste of water, since filtering or
purifying water with tablets doesn't always leave a pleasant taste
-- but coffee does much more than make water palatable. Coffee
can help you survive cholera and dysentery!

  • Did you know... It was the pioneers who exclusively drank
    coffee (and not other forms of water) who were the ones
    most likely to survive the journey along the Oregon Trail?
    Contaminated waters brought on the water-borne disease of
    cholera, which includes symptoms of high fever, vomiting and
    diarrhea. Cholera and dysentery were the leading causes of
    death along the route. While they may not have realized it,
    pioneers prevented sickness by drinking coffee. It was the
    process of boiling water that helped prevent many illnesses.
    As preppers know, water that comes to a complete boil for at
    least one minute kills much if not all of the water born
    pathogens. Boiling water for tea is another good solution.

Reason #2: Coffee gives you energy.
Endurance athletes know and take advantage of caffeine in their
respective sports. Drinking caffeine activates the adrenal glands,
which in turn pumps out Cortisol to stimulate the liver's stored
sugars. The result is a burst of energy. It may be a short lived
burst, but it will give you the energy when you need it. Coffee
promotes energy.

  • Did you know... African tribes create "energy balls" by
    wrapping fat around coffee berries. This provides hunters
    with an added source of energy while on the go. It was also
    used in tribal warfare for endurance.

Reason #3: You'll live longer if you coffee!
News alert! Coffee, the kind you brew yourself at home, is
actually good for you! Coffee is a major source of dietary
antioxidants, which inhibit inflammation and reduce the risk of
cardiovascular and other inflammatory diseases. Drink up, so you
won't die! Really, scientific studies prove that people who drink
coffee have a lower risk of death. Read for yourself the article in
the National Institutes of Health that indicates
coffee drinkers
have a lower risk of death.

Participants of the study who drank coffee
didn't die from the
following (while the reverse was true for those who did not):
  1. diabetes
  2. heart disease
  3. injury and accidents*
  4. infections
  5. respiratory disease and
  6. strokes

    * The part about not dying from injury and accidents, well, it
    may be because of reason #4.

Reason #4: Coffee increases mental alertness.  
Coffee keeps you bright-eyed and clear thinking, and doesn't
cloud judgment the way alcohol, cannabis, or opiates may do. So
what does this mean for a prepper? Well, coffee will help you
stand your ground when you may need it most. For example,
when crisis hits and you must guard of your preps or defend your
life! This is exactly why the military depends on caffeine (for
coffee and
tea, and even caffeinated chewing gum), which brings
us to reason #5...

  • NOTE: Coffee is a stimulant, but it's also a diuretic, which
    means you'll urinate more than without it. So keep that in
    mind while guarding the doomsday castle.

Reason #5: The military encourages coffee drinking
in soldiers!
Coffee has been a military favorite since it was invented.
American soldiers have had an incredible love affair with coffee
and became so closely identified with the brew that their words
became the modern day vernacular. Yes, it's thanks to "GI Joe"
that we Americans yearn for our daily "Cup of Joe."

  • For Civil War soldiers (1861-1865), coffee was the primary
    ration. The Union had an advantage in having control of the
    railroads and hoarded its supply; while the Confederacy was
    deprived. If there was no time to boil it: they reportedly
    chewed the beans as they marched!

  • Soldiers of World War I (1914-1918) were issued dehydrated
    coffee packets as standard military rations.

  • Did you know... Coffee was rationed on Nov. 29, 1942
    despite record production of coffee in Latin America? Demand
    from military and civilians created a limited availability. This
    brings us to reason #6...

Reason #6: Coffee rationing can happen again.
Coffee has been rationed in wartime and is at risk of future
rationing as it's imported and in limited supply for the United
States. Unless you live in Hawaii or Puerto Rico, you'd better
stock up on coffee because the only place coffee you can grow in
America is on the Hawaiian islands. During an economic crisis,
coffee will be a highly treasured luxury and a bartering item,
which brings us up to reason #7...

  • Did you know... Rationing stamps were issued on coffee for
    each member of the household 15 years and up (one pound,
    every five weeks). How lucky it must have been for the
    parents of teen who didn't drink coffee to get a little extra
    ration. Most people re-used grounds which made for a watery
    Cup of Joe, they called Roosevelt water.

  • Did you know... Wild coffee of Florida isn't palatable by
    today's standards, but Native Americans brewed the stuff for
    ceremonies. The Florida native shrub Psychotria nervosa,
    produces an hallucinogenic!

Reason #7: Coffee would barter well!
Because of the significant infatuation America has with coffee, it
would barter extremely well in crisis. Coffee grows only in Hawaii
and in Puerto Rico, which means that this staple will be most
valuable in the continental United States where it does not grow.
The day will come when coffee is in short in supply and there will
be plenty of people who want it. Ordinarily coffee has a relatively
short shelf life, but freeze dried coffee will last and there is green
coffee available that's freeze dried for you to roast fresh, then

Reason #8: Coffee enhances morale.
Coffee can reduce depression. During an economic collapse, you'll
feel richer having coffee in your preps. Why? Coffee is an
excellent morale booster to provide a sense of normalcy to
stressful situations. The smells of coffee provide an uplift in
addition to the taste. Preppers may also feel more full between
meals, drinking coffee, which can be satisfying as well.

Reason 9: Coffee helps cancer patients.
Coffee is rich in antioxidant compounds and has more chlorogenic
acid than blueberries or green tea! Lastest studies show coffee to
have protective effects on human DNA. It all adds up to a natural
therapy for cancer patients, though they may not always drink

Cancer patients under the Gerson Therapy take a coffee enema
for detoxification. Taken rectally, stimulates liver activity. It also
increases bile flow helping the liver to excrete more toxic waste.
Gerson Therapy proponents also say that coffee enemas are good
preventative medicine. Read the book and learn about other ways
how to survive cancer with natural alternatives.

So skip the sugary barista drinks and brew a pot of happiness at
home. Drink to your health and celebrate the many health
benefits of coffee, including:
  1. better pH balance
  2. lowered risk of cancer
  3. better blood sugar regulation (helps avoid Type II onset
  4. boost in metabolism
  5. improved cardiovascular health (lowers risk of heart disease)
  6. decreased risk of gallstones
  7. protective effects against Alzheimer's
  8. improved cholesterol levels

Reason #10: Coffee drinkers have less depression
and suicide.
Overall, coffee consumption is linked with fewer symptoms of
depression. Studies have found a correlation between a reduction
of suicide rates for those who drink two or more cups of coffee a
day. That's a huge factor for the possible turbulent times ahead
whether it's a devastating natural disaster or a personal
apocalypse. It seems that packing some in your pantry is a wise
choice for your mental health and well being. So pack coffee for
your long term food storage, so you can prepare to live happily
ever after!

Coffee for Preppers
There are many ways to store your coffee. You could chose
instant coffee (which is freeze dried coffee) and is available in
individual packets for the bugout bag, or by the can or jar for your
pantry shelves.  Freeze dried coffee also comes packed in #10
cams or in mylar bags sealed in rugged plastic buckets for long
term storage of 15-25 years because they are air tight  to
preserve freshness.

Here the best emergency coffees available for preppers:

  • Future Essentials Green coffee beans. To some coffee isn't
    just a luxury, it's a necessity. When the instant coffee runs
    out, those who've prepared can enjoy the "perks" of a cup of
    fresh brewed coffee if they have green beans. Green coffee
    beans, like the Future Essentials Green Coffee Beans,
    immediate right, from Monte Crisal Costa Rica, have an
    extremely long shelf life. In order to brew, roast the beans
    first. Roast them for around 15 minutes at 275 degrees on a
    stove top, an oven or even over an open fire.

  • Future Essentials Costa Rican Coffee Beans. Future
    Essentials packs whole bean coffee in cans with oxygen
    absorber desiccant packs to ensure that these stay moisture
    and oxygen free for many years to come. The case of 12
    Future Essentials Emergency Coffee Beans, pictured right
    includes a total of 14.25 lbs. of coffee from Costa Rica. Be
    sure to have a way to grind your coffee!

  • NOTE: Preppers who prefer freshly ground coffee, might
    consider a grain mill to grind coffee by hand, instead of
    a manual coffee grinder for the added benefit of milling

  • Patriot Pantry / Franklin's Finest.

  • Legacy Foods Survival Coffee. Legacy Foods Survival Coffee
    Drink Mix includes 350 cups of ground coffee as well as a
    manual French press! All of Legacy Foods are 100% certified
    GMO Free, and are made in the USA. Drinks come in 8-
    serving Mylar pouch with an oxygen absorber and nitrogen
    flush Mylar pouches stored in stackable, heavy-duty, BPA-
    free, rodent/flood proof plastic buckets. All you need is a
    supply of water to make coffee off grid. This makes it so
    easy to make coffee part of your survival plan.

Manual coffee bean grinders
In the event of an EMP or devastating off-grid scenario, the luxury
of grinding your own coffee will go a long way to boost morale.

  • Grain mill as a coffee grinder. At the top on the list of
    prepper kitchen items is a grain mill. The Victorio Grain mill,
    pictured at the top of the page is a durable all-purpose
    manual grinder. Use it for wheat, corn, rice, and other grains,
    like barley and oats. Use it to grind coffee beans,
    peppercorns, non-oily seeds as well as spices as well!

  • Manual coffee grinders. Two hand crank type coffee
    grinders pictured at the bottom of the page provide old-time
    experience of grinding coffee by hand.

Coffee makers and percolators

  • Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Volcano stove: The Kelly Kettle
    is an essential element of any emergency preparedness plan
    since in an emergency or disaster situation the most
    important part of survival is being able to obtain pure water.
    Without access to other types of fuel such as gas or
    propane, it may be difficult to get pure water. A Kelly Kettle
    is a convenient quick way to heat up water for hydrating
    food, or to make a cup of coffee. It will deliver about 7 cups
    of hot water in just a few minutes. The Kelly Kettle is not
    just a kettle, it's a stove!

  • French Press. This method of coffee making requires you
    add hot water and press down on the ground beans. See the
    French press, right.

  • Stove top coffee percolator. The rustic red enamelware,
    pictured above, is ideal for coffee lovers, the sturdy red
    percolator is a classic, and it's kiln-hardened twice at 1,400
    degrees Fahrenheit to stand up to scratches and chipping.
    Highly rated for grinding coffee by hand, is the Kyocera
    Ceramic Coffee Grinder, pictured right.

  • Propane Coffee Maker: TheColeman portable propane
    coffee maker pictured in red, is a drip coffeemaker that
    brews a full pot of coffee in just 15 minutes. Powered by
    standard propane cylinder, you don't need cords or a stove.
    Buy it for prepping, but use it for outdoor entertaining,
    tailgating, picnics, and more. It has a ten-cup reservoir.

How Coffee is the Ultimate Indicator
ofImpending Financial Collapse:

Here is the truth about coffee and survival of an economic
collapse: Author Adam Michaels asks, "What if you had to stop
drinking coffee? What if enjoying your morning cup was no longer
possible? Have you ever thought about the global effort involved
in brewing your morning cup of coffee?" In his book, "How Coffee
is the Ultimate Indicator of Impending Financial Collapse," Adam
Michael explains that coffee is the second most widely traded
commodity on the planet, and that it is because of teh delicate
balance of climate, agriculture, trade, and multinational financing
which have to work together in order to bring that coffee to your
local store. Read his important book, pictured left.

Did you know coffee was one of the first freeze dried foods?
Folgers is classic freeze dried food. Sanka and even Starbucks
followed the freeze dried frenzy.

Coffee and prepping just naturally go together; however, other
sources caffeine include:

  • Emergency Drinks. Energy drinks and sodas may be
    beneficial to preppers for hydration and caffeine. There are
    eight kinds of emergency drinks to start stockpiling for

  • Tea for survival: Tea is another decaffeinated option that's
    easy to pack and prepare as well. Discover also how to use
    tea for survival.

  • Coffee changes the acidity of your soil. Coffee grounds can
    help add nitrogens and can acidify your soil and help with
    your composting efforts. Read more on how to change the
    acidity of soil organically with coffee to help your garden

So now you know the amazing benefits of coffee for survival to
help you prep happily ever after.

Happy endings...
You can't fight zombies in an apocalypse if you're groggy! You
may as well stock up on Coffee. Enjoy your coffee.

Coffee and prepping seem to go together, so go ahead and
prescribe yourself some coffee in the name of emergency

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