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Honey for Preppers
Eleven Good reasons to hoard honey, honey!

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." --
Hippocrates

Nectar of the gods, liquid gold, honey is an amazing substance
and gift to mankind. In ancient Rome, people paid their taxes
in honey! Coveted through the centuries, honey has some
astonishing health benefits and a history of odd uses from
embalming to a calming sleep aid. Preppers have good reason
to hoard honey.

Eleven Good Reasons Preppers Hoard Honey, Honey!
Our list of the reasons to hoard honey, started with nine and
grew to eleven, but really the benefits of good honey, Manuka
are endless! Below are the top reasons preppers should hoard
honey...

Reason #1: Honey doesn't expire, honey!
Honey lasts almost indefinitely: it doesn't spoil! While honey
changes over time, it remains edible (it doesn't really last
forever). Honey from ancient Egypt changed over time, but was
found edible after more than a thousand years. If Egyptians
valued honey, so highly, maybe they were on to something.

Yes, honey is a
shelf stable food and good reason alone to
hoard honey, but honey, we've got much more to preach about
the value of honey...

Reason #2: Honey is an antibiotic and an antibacterial.
Honey is one of more than 19 Natural Antibiotics for Preppers.
Generally, antibiotics kill bacteria, fungi and parasites, but have
no effect on viruses. While all
antibacterials are antibiotics, not
all antibiotics are antibacterials, but honey is both! In short,
honey promotes healing! Honey is mild acid which limits
bacterial growth. In fact, honey reaches your bodily fluids to
create its own hydrogen peroxide.

  • Honey can ease a burning situation. Topically applied,
    honey provides a nutritive element to your skin and can
    decrease inflammation making honey an ideal remedy for
    burns.  

  • Smack some honey on your lips! Honey is a wonderful
    moisturizer and lip balm!

  • Take the bite out with honey. Applied topically, honey
    provides soothing relieve to bug bites and stings.

Reason #4: Honey is a Preservative.
Many preppers know honey is a good natural topical antibiotic
(they use honey as a paste to put on wounds), but many are
unaware how Egyptians used honey for embalming. Odd indeed
to preserve with honey, and honey has proven
antibacterial
qualities as well.

Reason #5. Honey is an Immune System Booster.
Honey certainly eases sore throats and relieves colds. It may
be an old wives' tale, but as a cough suppression, honey may
well reduce phlegm. Honey calms inflamed membranes and this
helps substantiate the claim that honey helps with a cold!


Reason #6. Honey is an energy booster.
Honey, absolutely can help you with survival. Raw honey in
particular has a high nutritive value, and provides a natural
energy boost, like sugar.

Reason #7. Honey can relieve nausea.
Honey can help in two ways to relieve nausea:
  1. Honey is a hangover helper. Honey provides remedy for a
    hangover. Loaded with natural fructose, honey speeds the
    metabolism of alcohol.
  2. Honey helps ease morning sickness. Mix honey with
    ginger and lemon to create an elixir that should help
    relieve nausea.

Reason #8. Honey has calming properties.
Suffering from insomnia? Honey is helpful resource as a sleep
aid. Pair it with an herbal tea for a calming effect.  Sleep like a
baby with this age old remedy honey milk:
  • 6 oz warm milk
  • 1 drop vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Reason #9 Honey adds flavor to foods.
Honeycomb is also edible if you are lucky enough to have your
own hive. Honey replaces cane sugar in many recipes.

Reason #10. Honey helps with allergies.
Certainly honey is a miraculous and wonderful substance, but
honey may well help relieve allergies! On the theory is that
honey acts as a sort of vaccine, honey may simply have a
placebo effect to relieve your allergies. The catch is the honey
must be local, and you must consume a spoonful a day to help
build your immunity to local allergens. Finally, you must believe
that it will reduce your allergies! Honey may well be the sweet
cure for allergies or it may just be the power of your positive
thinking. If you're an allergy sufferer, you'll give it a shot. Over
time your body learns to deal with allergens in the local honey.

Reason #11: honey comes in powdered form.

  • Legacy Powdered Honey. Legacy now offers long-term
    powdered honey as a great alternative to sugar!Pictured at
    the top right-hand of the page, Legacy powdered honey
    will be your go-to sweetener for hot or cold emergency
    storage drinks; use honey powder for everyday baking
    needs and cooking rubs; add delicious honey flavor to long-
    term storage foods. Honey powder has no artificial
    additives and will last long-term: up to 25 years or more.

The benefits of honey in prepping are endless and preppers in
particular should add manuka honey and local farmer's market
style honey. Local honey is important in helping prevent
allergies to local pollen while manuka honey is particularly
important because of its medicinal value to preppers. Get some
more honey, honey!

More Astonishing Facts About Honey

Can you catch flies with honey?
You may have heard the expression: "You'll catch more flies
with honey than with vinegar," but nothing could be further
from the truth. Sure, you'll get further in life when you're nice to
others, but it's actually vinegar that will help you catch flies
(and we can't say honey will catch a fly at all).


Is raw honey more nutritious than other honey?
Raw honey is the most nutritive as it is unheated,unpasteurized
and unprocessed. It's straight from the extractor and in its
most pure and wholesome form; however, raw honey is not
without some concerns. Particles in raw honey may include
broken bee wings and pollen bits and as a result food poisoning
(botulism) may occur. Allergic reactions to raw honey may also
happen as the pollinating bees have been exposed to chemicals
in the flowers where they collected their pollen. Yeast and
fermentation can happen in raw honey, and raw honey may
include Clostridium botulism spores that cause botulism in
severe cases. Below you'll find Raw Honey in a food grade
bucket

  • WARNING: Do not feed unpasteurized honey or raw honey
    to infants or children younger than one year of age.

When is honey, not honey?  
The astonishing truth: much of the honey on the market
contains stuff other than honey! Believe it or not, antibiotics
have been found in honey illegally, along with added water and
extenders. For this reason, preppers are picky about the honey
they buy. Honey without pollen isn't really honey... or so says
the United States Food and Drug Administration. Honey, which
has been ultra-filtered and no longer contains pollen, is not
considered to be "real honey." Absence of pollen seems to be
the trigger of concern, as manufacturers aim to remove pollen
to remove evidence of the honey's origin. Namely, most filtered
honey is from China, and has a reputation to be tainted. Some
may be a concoction of syrup from cane, corn sugar, beet sugar,
or rice syrup.

What's the best kind of honey?
Organic honey is a good place to start when looking for the
best brand of honey, and honey in a glass jar also provides a
level of assurance of quality as plastic jars may contain BPAs.
Steer clear of honey made in China as they have unethical
practices.  Below are some wonderful products made of honey

  • Manuka Honey, also above, has an extremely strong
    antibacterial activity. As an antibacterial and healing
    agent, Manuka honey provides treatment for of gastritis
    and ulcers, particularly leg ulcers and sores induced from
    pressure.

  • Nature Cure Bee Caps: Propolis, an ingredient Royal Jelly
    found in Bee Caps, pictured immediate right, has
    antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory
    properties.

  • Medihoney, pictured at the top left-hand of the page,  is a
    wound paste that provides a moist, occlusive environment
    conducive to optimal wound healing.

  • Bonne Maman Mini Honey Jars. Above you'll find Bonne
    Maman, mini glass jars. This is 100% all natural classic
    mini honey from France is Kosher certified and contains
    natural Vitamin E.

  • Honey from your hive. Become a Beekeeper and make
    your own honey! Consider starting an adventure in
    beekeeping.

Honey is #27 on the
37 foods to hoard before crisis. Stock up
now while it's still available. Even if you don't eat honey, buy
some honey, honey. Surely honey is a prepper's pantry favorite,
but honey also has a variety of medicinal uses, making it an
ideal prepper resource.

Make sure to get honey with pollen in it!
Honey with pollen filtered from it is not really honey, or so says
foodsafetynews.com who provides a
list of honey without
pollen. Without pollen present, there's no way to evaluate
safety. The high-filtering process caused a stir when Chinese
manufacturers refined their honey so much to disguise the
illegal antibiotics inside.The reason pollen is so important is
that it contains antioxidants and enyzmes, which add to the
medicinal properties.

With more than 1100 brands of honey available in the United
States, it's hard to tell which ones have the pollen removed,
until we get proper labeling. In the meantime, consult the list
above. Also, know that local farmer's market style honey is
extremely good, as well as Manuka honey is the best honey for
medicinal purposes.

Dr. Axe shares the benefits of Manuka honey:

















Manuka honey is more than four times nutrient dense than other kinds of
honey. Dr. Axe advises taking no more than one tablespoon of Manuka
honey at a time, and even better to divide the dosage of one teaspoon,
twice a day.

Happy endings...
Now you know, honey, why you should stockpile honey in the
prepper's pantry. Not only will it serve you well for food, but it
has its place in the medicine cabinet. You'll feel healthier come
allergy season, so stock up now on the local varieties and on
Manuka honey. The benefits of honey in prepping are endless
and particularly manuka honey is important because of its
medicinal value to preppers.

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