Prepping with Copper

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#8: Copper bullets are extremely accurate.
Copper bullets, you say? They are fun! Yes, and there was a whole
study on copper bullets funded by the Wisconsin Department of
Natural Resources, and they found copper ammunition is accurate,
they hold together well and arent' prone to fragmenting or
breaking. Apparently, upland game impacted by the deposition of
lead from hunter‟s cartridges and shells prompted the study.
According to the study, "There has been a surge of activity
regarding lead particles in game from hunter-shot animals and the
consumption of that meat with resulting human health concerns.
No, a direct correlation has not been made between game
consumption and human lead poisoning, but the corollary facts are
there, so who wants to take a chance!

#9: Kill plant fungus with copper!
Bonide Copper Fungicide, pictured immediate right contains Copper
Octanoate, which is a Copper salt combined with a naturally
occurring fatty acid. Bonide Copper Fungicide is for controlling
early, and late blight, leaf spots, downy mildew, anthracnose, and
certain other fungal diseases on various vegetables, flowers,
ornamentals, and fruits. This special formula will not burn plants
and is highly rated on Amazon.

#10: Copper has a variety of industrial uses.
Who knew that copper has so many industrial uses?

  • Copper is useful in plumbing. For plumbing copper is a
    dependable lead-free solder that's durable for joint fittings.
    What's more,  contaminants can't penetrate copper. Copper is
    a Copper's ability to conduct heat ha made it an ideal material
    for plumbing and accessories as well as cooking.

  • Copper is solid semiconductor. As a heat conductor, copper
    find an ideal use in cooking.

  • Moonshine needs copper in its production. Copper wiring is
    essential in making moonshine.

  • Try a Copper Pen. An interesting and unusual idea in
    pandemic prepping is to use an antimicrobial copper pen. The
    Cross Century Copper Antimicrobial Ballpoint Pen, pictured
    below has an antimicrobial copper surface. This special been
    made of a stunning new copper alloy, is shown in lab testing
    to kill 99.9% of bacteria within two hours when cleaned
    regularly, according to cross. This pen is the new way to arm
    yourself against bacteria. This unique pen, is laboratory
    tested and delivers continuous and ongoing antibacterial
    action 24 hours a day. It's the only pen made with U.S. EPA-
    registered and approved brass. It has Phosphor bronze clip.

  • Copperware Care Tips: Clean your copperware by hand and
    avoid the dishwasher! Detergent can cause oxidation in your
    copper leading to permanent damage and also to a reduced
    benefit of antimicrobial properties. It's best to use a solution
    of equal parts vinegar or lemon juice with salt. Also, skip the
    abrasive steel wool pads. You need only a soft soap-based
    liquid, hot water and a soft washing cloth for daily use.

The ageless use of copperware is testimony to its myriad virtues
and everlasting appeal. Ancient Egyptians kept water fresh in
copper vessels! Water stored in copper ware is virtually the elixir of
life. Purified, it helps to regulate digestion and cardiac orders, the
basis of good health, as practiced by Ayurveda and Rishits from old
Vedic times. It has been known for thousands of years that copper
metal can inhibit the growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi

Now you can appreciate the value copper has for preppers.
Certainly copper is an incredibly
overlooked prep because it has
monetary value, healthful benefits and other practical uses!

Happy endings...
You'll find copper in coins, electrical wiring, and pipes as a good
and useful element. It is an essential element for living organisms,
too, however too much copper can cause cramps, diarrhea, nausea
and vomiting, as well as liver damage and kidney disease, so be
sure to
test for copper in your ground water.

Copper is an incredibly
overlooked prep! Not only does copper have
a monetary value in
bartering, and practical use for preppers in
forging tools, but copper also has an array of healthful benefits

Find a penny, pick it up...and all day you'll have good luck!

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Stockpile Copper!
Penny for your thoughts on copper? You may be thinking that
buying up lots of copper is impractical when you could be
stockpiling silver or gold—but copper inventory levels are
dwindling and as a result, copper is becoming more valuable.  
Give copper some serious thought.

Copper is durable, hygienic, healthful, corrosion-resistant and
valuable for many reasons. Now's the time for preppers to think
about stockpiling copper because it's very affordable, it's
extremely useful and it's becoming a precious metal in limited
supply. Copper really is one of the most useful metals on the
planet. Below is why you should stockpile copper...

Copper is the Overlooked Prep!
Prepping is about getting physical assets in your hands instead of
paper assets. Copper is something tangible and very easy to
stockpile. You can start with the change in your pockets!

Here's why preppers should stockpile copper:

#1: A copper penny is worth more than a penny!
Copper is easy to get. One pound of copper is worth about $2.68,
so you may be thinking that's not very much money even though
it's easy to get. Here's the deal: you'll need just 146 copper
pennies to make a pound ~ that's just $1.46. When you collect
$1.46 in pre-1982 copper pennies, you have a value of about
$2.68 in copper (a gain of $1.22).

  • Do the math: $2.68-$1.46=$1.22. That's a great return on
    your investment.

Become a penny hoarder! The National Public Radio reports that
penny hoarders are banking on the day it is legal to melt pennies.
Now you know that a copper penny is worth much more than a
penny and you know that others are banking on the melt value of
pennies. Have fun! Look for pennies that are pre-1982. The kids
will love this activity. These pennies are more valuable in the
copper content than they are in the face value of the money.

Best of all, pennies are so easy to find, someone is always
dropping them and never bothering to stoop so low. Now you can
be the one to reap the rewards. According to, if
you have $1,000 in face value of pennies, you'll have a total melt
value of $1,811.65. Now you can see how this is a good idea.

#2: Copper is healthy for your kitchen.
With age, copper delivers a lovely patina and looks great in your
kitchen, but it also has many health benefits. Copper is healthful
because it's an antimicrobial ~ it does its job of inhibiting
microbes from thriving in your cookware and making you sick. As
well, copper is a trace mineral in all body tissues, and like cast
iron, you'll pick up a little in cooking with it. As well, copper
induces heat nicely.

Here are the benefits of using copper in your kitchen:

  • Copper cookware prevents you from scorching your food.
    Copper has excellent heat conductivity properties so you'll
    cook your food properly. Did you know copper conducts heat
    five times better than iron and even twenty times better
    than stainless steel? The heat conductivity properties of
    copper is why you'll often find pots and pans made of
    copper. Heat spreads more evenly in copper cookware than in
    traditional pots and pans, so you won't scorch your food.

  • Copperware has antimicrobial properties. Copper utensils
    and cookware helps to prevent the spread of diseases.
    Studies have shown that 99.9% of bacteria on copper alloy
    surfaces (with 65% or greater copper content) were
    eliminated within two hours of exposure. According to
    research at Southampton University in the U.K., MRSA
    microbes remain alive on stainless steel surfaces for up to
    three days, whereas the same microbes on a copper surface
    are eliminated within 90 minutes.

  • Drink from copper! Drinking water from copper tumblers has
    many healthful benefits. Storing water for three hours in
    copper tumbler is known to kill harmful bacteria and prevent
    certain diseases, according to the traditional Hindu system
    of medicine known as Ayurveda.

#3: Copper is traditional valuable and useful.
China is stockpiling copper, shouldn't you? Forbes agrees saying,
Shrinking Stockpiles Put Copper On Track For A Price Rise."

If not from the recent headlines, take a cue from history then on
the value of copper from the ancients and how they used it...

  • Ancient Egyptians used copper. Specifically, ancient
    Egyptians documented copper use on papyrus to sterilize
    chest wounds and to sterilize drinking water.  Copper was
    the most basic material and ancient Egyptians used it like
    modern society uses steel today. Egyptian coppersmiths
    made dishes and utensils, plus chisels, knives saws,and

  • Ancient Greeks used copper. The father of modern
    medicine, Hippocrates of Kos, was the famous Greek
    physician of the Age of Pericles. Copper has anti-
    inflammatory properties useful in reducing the symptoms of
    arthritis and Hippocrates recommended copper to treat leg
    ulcers associated with varicose veins. The great thing about
    copper is that it is a naturally occurring mineral in the human

  • Ancient people of India used copper in Ayurvedic
    medicine. Just one way Ayurvedic medicine uses copper is in
    tongue scraping. Tongue scraping is an Ancient Ayurvedic
    method of cleaning the tongue to remove the mucous
    coating along with debris accumulated overnight. The oral
    health practice of tongue cleaning will help cleanse the
    mouth of the bacteria and toxins responsible for periodontal
    problems, plaque build-up, tooth decay and gum infections.

#4: Copper has incredible healing powers.
Copper is an important part of Aryuvedic medicine thanks to its
antimicrobial properties. Copper can get rid of skin inflammation
and piles, as well as spleen, respiratory, and gynecological
disorders. It is also known to prevent premature aging and much
more. Here are the top medicinal uses of copper:

  • Wear Copper Compression socks. Copper compression
    socks help reduce swelling, enhance circulation, revive tired
    feet and legs, control odors, boost circulation, anti-microbial,
    helps relieve aches and pains. The amazing socks, pictured
    immediate right, help get rid of embarrassing smelly feet.
    Helps restore skin cells for healthier looking skin.

  • Copper is an essential trace mineral. Copper is essential to
    healthy body functioning. Copper can fix calcium in bones
    and build connective tissue as well as stimulate energy
    production in cells. While it's true that sometimes too much
    is a good thing (yes, copper toxicity exists), but generally
    this is only because of an imbalance of copper and zinc
    intake. The two must remain in perfect balance. Usually a
    copper imbalance has to do with an acidic diet. Learn more
    about copper imbalances and toxicity.

  • Copper is an antimicrobial. An antimicrobial is an agent that
    kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth and copper does
    just that. It inhibits the growth of bacteria. In a test of
    antibacterial properties of copper and stainless steel against
    Escherichia coli (E. coli) by Frontiers of Chemistry in China, it
    was found that stainless steel was relatively weak, while the
    percentage of bacteria dying from exposure to metallic
    copper for 30 minutes was more than 90%. The abstract on
    copper summarized copper as having antibacterial
    applications for disinfection, food packaging and piping of
    drinking water. Scrape your tongue with copper! Another
    testament to its usefulness as an antimicrobial is as a
    tongue scraper!An unusual idea, a tong scraper made of
    copper has antimicrobial qualities. Tongue scraping is an
    ancient Aryuvedic method of cleaning the tongue to remove
    any coating, mucous, and debris that may have accumulated
    overnight. The oral health practice of tongue cleaning
    cleanses your mouth of the bacteria and toxins responsible
    for periodontal problems, plaque build-up, tooth decay and
    gum infections.

On a final note about it's medicinal uses, copper is slightly
soluble in water, so water kept in this glass set inhibits the
growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Water kept in copper helps
keep the stomach free from stomach diseases, according to
according to the traditional Hindu system of medicine known as
Ayurveda. It regulates cardiac orders, and makes a person
cheerful! Yes, copper can make you happy!

#5: Copper will always have monetary trading value.
Copper has value, but don't go rushing out to buy copper bullion!
An ounce of copper is worth between .09 and .16 cents depending
on the copper price *(and will cost you much more if you buy it in
bullion form). Here's an important note about melting copper...
Just because copper has a good melt value, doesn't mean you
should melt it. The copper penny is a familiar form and in and of
itself valuable as is! You can use it for small barter transactions.

    * NOTE: Collect only copper pennies that are from 1981 or
    older. U.S. Pennies minted after 1982 are 97.5% zinc (and
    not copper). It's best to stick to pennies that are 1981 and
    older because in 1982 there were two kinds of pennies that
    went into production: one was 95% copper and the other
    was 97.5% zinc.

  • Spend the non-copper pennies. Have a jar of coins? With
    the useless pennies, which add up, you can buy useful preps.
    Get to a coinstar machine after you fish out the copper
    pennies! You can turn that cash into an Amazon Gift card.

  • Don't waste your money on copper bullion. Do the
    homework with an online copper calculator and see for
    yourself that copper bullion is not a good investment. The
    calculator will tell you how much a thousand 1982 pennies
    are worth in copper, which was $13.82 on Jan. 2, 2016. (A
    thousand pennies is otherwise worth only $10 in cash value.)
    Can you see now why it's better to stash pennies than it is
    to buy copper bullion?

  • Copper is a commodity. Even Google describes copper as a
    commodity! Here is their description of a commodity: "a raw
    material or primary agricultural product that can be bought
    and sold, such as copper or coffee."

#6: Copper is used in electrical wiring.
Another reason copper is valuable is that it's useful in new
construction projects for electrical wiring. Copper is more plentiful
and has a superior conductivity than other kinds of metal. While
copper, silver and gold all can transmit electricity, copper is much
less expensive than gold and has calso has better electrical
properties than gold. While silver is best for wiring, copper wins
because it's more affordable.

  • Copper conductive tape. Copper conductive tape has many
    electrical uses from EMI shielding, paper circuits, electrical
    repairs. Pair copper conductive tape with an ammo can and
    you have an instant Faraday cage!

#7: Copper can help you get fresh drinking water.
The video below demonstrates how to use a simple distillation
method using copper tubing.
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