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The Top 35 Reasons You Need To Stockpile Vinegar NOW!



35 reasons to stockpile vinegar NOW

People have been using vinegar for thousands of years for everything from food preservation to sanitation! There have even been traces of vinegar found in ancient Egyptian tombs dating as far back as 3000 B.C.!

Stocking up on supplies for the hard times ahead? Or just want to save a little extra on your grocery bill today?

Discover how this one simple household staple is worth more than gold in a crisis and why you need to stockpile it NOW!

There are literally hundreds of uses for vinegar… some you may never have thought of.

Check out the video below to discover just a small sample of how this $.99 “kitchen staple” can be an incredible (and money saving) asset for you and your family… hard times or not:

35 other unexpected uses of household vinegar:

1. Disinfect wood cutting boards.

Disinfect wood cutting boards

2. Soothe a sore throat; use 1 tsp of vinegar per glass of water, then gargle.

3. Fight dandruff; after shampooing, rinse hair with vinegar and 2 cups of warm water.

4. Remove warts; apply daily a 50/50 solution of cider vinegar and glycerin until they’re gone.

5. Cure an upset stomach; drink 2 tsp apple cider vinegar in one cup of water.

6. Polish chrome.

7. Keep boiled eggs from cracking; add 2 tbsp to water before boiling.

8. Clean deposits from fish tanks.

9. Remove urine stains from carpet.

Remove urine stains from carpet.

10. Keep fleas off dogs; add a little vinegar to the dog’s drinking water.

11. Keep car windows from frosting up; use a solution of 3 oz. vinegar to 1 oz. water.

12. Clean dentures; soak overnight in vinegar and then brush.

13. Get rid of lint in clothes; add 0.5 cup vinegar to rinse cycle.

14. Remove grease from suede.

15. Kill grass on sidewalks and driveways.

Kill grass on sidewalks and driveways

16. Make wool blankets softer; add 2 cups distilled vinegar to rinse cycle.

17. Remove skunk odor from a dog; rub fur with full strength vinegar and rinse.

18. Freshen wilted vegetables; soak them in 1 tbsp vinegar and a cup of water.

19. Dissolve mineral deposits in drip coffee makers.

20. Deodorize drains; pour a cup down the drain once a week, let sit for 30 minutes, then rinse.

21. Use as a replacement for a lemon; 0.25 tsp vinegar substitutes for 1 tsp of lemon juice.

22. Make rice fluffier; add 1 tsp of vinegar to water once it begins to boil.

23. Prevent grease build-up in ovens; wipe oven with cleaning rag soaked in distilled vinegar and water.

24. Kill germs; mix a 50-50 solution of vinegar and water in a spray bottle.

25. Clean a clogged shower head.; pour vinegar into a zip-lock bag and hang it around the shower head. let it soak overnight to remove any mineral deposits.

Clean a clogged shower head

26. Shine patent leather.

27. Remove the moldy smell from laundry that has been left in the washer too long; pour 1 cup of vinegar in with the load and rewash it.

28. Make propane lantern wicks burn longer/brighter; soak them in vinegar for 3 hours, let dry.

29. Act as an air freshener.

30. Soften paint brushes; soak in hot vinegar then rinse with soapy water.

31. Remove old, outdated, or unwanted bumper stickers and decals; simply cover them with vinegar-soaked cloth for several minutes.

Remove old, outdated, or unwanted bumper stickers and decals

32. Prolong the life of fresh-cut flowers; use 2 tbsp of vinegar and 3 tbsp of sugar per quart of warm water

33.  Prevent Mildew; Wipe down shower walls with a vinegar solution.

34. Soften calloused feet;  soak your feet in a mixture 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water for 30 minutes then scrub them with a pumice stone. The dead skin should slough off easily.

35. Treat Acne;  start with a solution of organic apple cider vinegar and water at a ratio of 1:8, apply the toner to blemishes and  leave on a minimum of 2 minutes.

Can you think of anything that I missed?

Also, don't think that you have to buy your vinegar from the supermarket.

Click here to see how you can “grow” your own vinegar at home


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  1. Jo England

    January 21, 2013 at 7:41 AM

    Vinegar- for your digestion and also gives you energy. 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon local honey dissolved in warm water after breakfast and evening meal, take for the rest of your life. You will start feeling the energy in a few weeks. Used to be bottled as Jogging in a jug. Appreciate all your ideas, glad to share.

    • Rick Rosado

      January 22, 2013 at 8:59 AM

      im going to try this .

    • countficula

      April 3, 2013 at 5:16 PM

      nicotine stain remover for painted surfaces:

      1 part Ammonia
      1 part Vinegar
      1 part dish soap

      Mixed into rinse water

  2. Lina

    January 21, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    I learn a great deal from your newsletter.

    Could I get your permission to use this article on my blog if I give you credit and a linkpack to your wemsite?

    I use vinegar for many things but many of these are new to me thanks.


    • Joe

      January 21, 2013 at 11:04 AM

      Absolutely go right ahead ! I appreciate the link back

      • Jane

        January 22, 2013 at 8:31 AM

        May I also use your article in my company newsletter with credit to you? I can’t provide a link (PDF), but I can can include your site…

        • Joe

          January 22, 2013 at 10:20 AM

          Sure that would be fine, you can still hyperlink in a PDF too though.

    • sheri

      January 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM

      Be sure to only use apple cider vinegar for the body and white vinegar for cleaning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. gena

    January 21, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    The apple cider vinegar needs to have the “mother” in it. If you do as some are saying, one tablespoon in a cup of liquid (I use apple juice which makes it more drinkable for me) it will help with sinus drainage and will prevent reflux.

  4. stormydave

    January 21, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    I like to print out some of your tips. For some reason it willnot work.Is that an accident or maybe I’m just not tech-smart. I want something to read when things fall apart

    • Frank

      January 21, 2013 at 5:33 PM

      Thanks I dont need pictures and only 10 of the 35 reasons.

  5. krys

    January 21, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    #15 – A missing ingred. tryed the vinagar for killing grass & found out it also needs salt added to it. After spraying our fire pit area & the grass was still healthy as ever. Found the recp. on another site last summer & tryed it. It worked.I added a half cup salt per gal.
    Hope this heps.

    • Joe

      January 21, 2013 at 5:56 PM

      Ah thank you for the tip!

    • Kris

      January 24, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      Also, when it comes to using the vinegar to kill weeds/grasses, if you put in a tablespoon of dishsoap in the gal of water, any kind except Dawn, the soap helps the vinegar stick to the plant leaves, and they absorb more of the vinegar. The vinegar actually dehydrates the plants til they die. Prevents them from absorbing water.

    • mb

      January 28, 2013 at 2:34 PM

      Be careful with the salt! Salt will make the soil infertile–not just the weeds, but nothing will grow there again. I heard, that in history past, when conquering nations would move in, the oppressed residents, being forced to move out, would scatter salt everywhere before they left to prevent the new residents from being able to use their newly confiscated land for planting food for themselves or their animals. . . . Just food for thought.

  6. Quester55

    January 21, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Well that just about covers it, However, Your readers might try Obtaining ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, For everything used on or in Humans & Animals. Raw, Unfiltered , Cider Vinegar has Enzymes that are Needed by the body & seem to work better in the Human body better than Standard White or FILTERED Cider vinegars.
    Better yet, Many of you should learn how to make your own Cider Vinegar as well as ” Apple Jack ,” A great drink for those Cold, Windy Nights!
    Just remember, Not all vinegars are the same, Organic apple cider vinegars are good for those things that cure, Where as ” Regular White vinegar or canning vinegar, Great for Pickling Meats, Like Beef Tongue, Pig’s Feet & Pickles, But it’s BAD on the Scalp & Human Skin, as it will quickly dry out the skin, And a little will help remove the excess oil & dandruff in the hair, Too much can cause your hair to Dry up & fall out.Another Great use for White Vinegar, Killing off Slugs & BED BUGS.

  7. Rickey

    January 21, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar taken straight will stop leg cramps almost immediately.Taste bad but it works!

    • Quester55

      January 21, 2013 at 7:35 PM

      Correct RICKEY, It’s also great on canker sores in the mouth, & Helps to sooth infected wisdom teeth.
      And lease I forget, A Mixture of Organic Cider Vinegar, Crushed Garlic & crushed Ginger root, Aids in clearing out Congestion & mucus in the throat.Also makes a Great cup of tea, Mix some Honey to sweeten & drink just before bed time.

  8. Kathryn

    January 21, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Apple cider vinegar a couple of tablespoons into homemade soup released the calcium from the bones into the broth and also prevents the froth that forms on top of the soup while cooking.

  9. Meathead

    January 22, 2013 at 2:03 AM

    Use apple cider vinegar and sugar solution to cure a sore throat or laryngitis.

    Place apple cider vinegar (regular, not distilled) in a sauce pan and warm it. Stir in sugar until the mixture is palatable. Let cool and gargle with the mixture every five to ten minutes and swallow. The sugar holds the vinegar against the membranes and the vinegar does the healing. Honey can be substituted for the sugar.

    I keep a small bottle on my bedside table and at the first sign of a scratchy throat, I start gargling. I give vinegar a lot of credit for my not having a cold in 43 years.

  10. Brad Buckner

    January 28, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Hey Joe since you are into survival stuff you need to check out my site. This is the best survival tool on the planet. From sharpening to striking flint and Mag. to start a fire. Take care, Brad

  11. Brad

    January 28, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Good to talk amongst us and learn.

  12. mcgettdm

    January 31, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    I tried to post this link on my facebook account to share this with my friends and facebook blocked me!

    • Joe

      January 31, 2013 at 9:02 AM

      Hey mcgettdm,
      Sorry for that issue, I am working with facebook to figure out why it does this. I hope to have an answer soon, be sure to check out the survivallife facebook page, I should have a link up there shortly that will work.

      It is a huge pain in the rear for me 🙁

      • mcgettdm

        January 31, 2013 at 9:09 AM


      • Marie

        June 16, 2013 at 5:10 PM

        “Starting Your Mother Of Vinegar”??? < Where is it? I clicked and clicked on the link and nothing happens but takes me back to this page over and over again!

        • 'Above Average' Joe

          June 16, 2013 at 5:51 PM

          Hey Marie,

          Not sure what happened, looks like the link busted. Should be fixed now, if not try this

  13. chris g

    February 6, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    I have used Apple Cider Vinegar soaked cottonballs in new-to-me yard sale boots, keeps any foot/toe yuck (like athelets foot) from spreading to me. I wear a men/boys’ size 6 1/2, which is readily available, with very little if any wear.

  14. Wayne

    February 6, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    I have used vinegar in a spray bottle on my ski boat and jet ski. When I take them out of the water I spray on a little vinegar and wipe it down. Makes it nice and shiny… water spots.

  15. Pete

    April 2, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    a small bowl will attract and kill fruit flies in your house if you’re having a problem with them.

  16. Joshua

    April 2, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    It sucks the swelling out of a rolled or cracked ankle. Take a brown paper bag and year it into strips. Soak in vinegar. Wrap soaked bag around ankle (or wrist, knee, etc.) then cover with a plastic bag to keep down on mess. Leave for as long as you’re comfy. Being poor and playing football, I swear by this. Turns a softball size ankle back to near normal! Good luck!

  17. Dyann

    May 14, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Very interesting. We use apple cider vinegar for health benefits but never realized its many uses. Thank you!

  18. Shannon

    June 21, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    You can use Apple Cider Vinegar for sunburns. Put on a washcloth and lightly dab on a sunburn and almost instantly it stops burning and pulls the heat right out. Needs to be done every couple of hours depending on how bad the burn is. I laughed when I heard this but after 3 days of pain last year I decided to try it to my amazement It worked. I keep some on hand every summer.

  19. anna

    July 20, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    I am pregnant and take 1 tablespoon of Apple cider vinnigar to take down swollen feet. Drink a glass of water after and watch the swelling go away

  20. r sun

    December 2, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    anytime u feel any cold or upper resperitory problem coming take 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar for 2-3 days. wipes it clean out.

  21. Joan

    May 31, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    I make a drink out of fizzy mineral water (we have a natural source in a nearby town) organic apple cider vinegar and a little flavored balsamic vinegar. (I like the raspberry best) Pour that over ice and it is so refreshing and helps with reflux and digestion.

    Also I just read that white vinegar when sprayed and left on a surface for 20 minutes is very effective for killing germs.

  22. Stacey

    May 31, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Don’t forget taking the burn out of burns (especially sunburns). You can soak paper towels in the vinegar and lay it across the burn until it dries. My son hate this but I have also diluted it 50/50 and put it in a spray bottle and spritzed him down with it. It may stink but it cools instantly.

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  25. Deborah

    October 24, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    wow came for the 35 uses and got so much more included by your readers!! Thank you and everyone who added to your list – simply amazing!

  26. penny heiman

    November 2, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    This site is fantastic. I have learned so much and look forward to more each day. As for this post. I think that vinegar, (as well as hydrogen peroxide and honey) are the 3 most useful ‘magical’ elixirs on the planet.

  27. Judy

    November 3, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    Use it on a cotton pad and wipe underarms as a deodorant.

  28. Myrna Capela

    November 6, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Use 1/4 cup in the laundry to remove all funky smells, especially if you have under arm odor like mine.

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