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Originally posted by soulshn
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Is there really an alternative?edit on 4/15/12 by soulshn because: wow
Originally posted by ottobot
My flask would contain water if it was for drinking purposes. Mainly because I don't enjoy the taste of alcohol and I can bear pain very well... so a shot wouldn't do me any good anyway. I don't plan on being social in a SHTF scenario and I definitely won't be having drunken relations, so alcohol is fairly useless to me.
If I felt compelled to carry alcohol of some type, it would be for medicinal purposes only. So, I'd take the purest liquor I could find. Most likely vodka or whiskey.
Originally posted by Rocketman7
I agree water is best and for sure you don't want to be drunk. If you are drunk, you are probably going to make some fatal mistake.
I get bad hangovers so I don't drink much and most wines give me heartburn because of the stabilizers they put in it.
But still there are times when a sip of something will take the chill off and help to calm the nerves.
It would be like gold. You would want to keep it for times of need.
What do St Bernard dogs carry in barrels around their necks?
TSA is correct....giving alcohol to a person with Hypothermia would KILL them!! It is true that St Bernards were used as rescue dogs...but the myth of the brandy barrel was created by a well known artist who painted a picture of a brandy barrel around the dogs neck. The picture became famous..and everyone liked the idea...but it never really happened.
Originally posted by NthOther
Apparently this isn't a particularly popular opinion in this thread, but alcohol in a survival situation is a bad idea. It may numb pain and warm you up a little, but it also dehydrates you--which is the worst thing that can happen.
Originally posted by petrus4
You're probably right about alcohol generally being a bad idea. It can be used topically as a disinfectant, though, and a fuel source. It's also good against hypothermia.