baking isle hacks

Baking Aisle Hacks

Baking is an important part of the Easter celebration. It has been part of the Easter tradition since it first began thousands of years ago when Pagans baked scared cakes to please the Gods. It was adapted by Christians in their early years with a cake blessing. Baking today brings the family together and give lasting memories for young and old alike. Since baking is so important to the holiday plenty of stores will be hosting baking sales that could greatly improve your survival. Let’s get on with our Baking Aisle Hacks.

Herbs And Spices

Herbs And Spices

Herbs and spices have always played a role in our survival as a species throughout history. At one point in time, it was used as a currency in many regions. After doomsday, expect us to go back to this kind of format to pay for goods and services. Many herbs, like basil, have medical properties that can be used to treat many ailments and diseases. Some, like mint and rosemary, can be used to repel bugs and other pests from the home or garden.

Yeast

Yeast

Though many of us have forgotten about this because of the mass production of bread, yeast is still readily available on many store shelves. It is a key ingredient in beer making, which will be a popular drink in the post-apocalypse world. Sprinkle a packet in your compost bin to speed up the breakdown process. Yeast is capable of transforming plant sugars in bioethanol. Bioethanol is ethanol fuel you can use in most average automobiles as a replacement for gasoline. 

Food Coloring

Food Coloring

People often associate a color with a particular food, so companies would often use this edible dye to trick us into consuming a product. Food coloring is also a fun way to bring a festive feel to your food like using green dye on Saint Patrick’s Day. You can change the color of certain flowers by letting them soak overnight in water mixed in with a few drops of this stuff. If you mix it with shaving cream it gives you puff paint you can use safely on the walls (Please check a small area before using to prevent permanent wall damage). Be careful with food coloring because it can be used to dye your hair and clothes.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda

This has been one of the most commonly bought items from this aisle. Baking soda is very versatile. Back before toothpaste was invented they used baking soda to clean their teeth. It neutralizes odors making it an effective deodorant and shoe deodorizer. If you got a clogged pipe, pour a cup of this, along with vinegar, down the drain to unplug that bad boy up. If you mix one teaspoon in a cup of water apply it to a rag to treat a bug bite. Hold it there for ten minutes for maximum effect.

Frosting and Sprinkles

Frosting and Sprinkles

Another commonly bought item from this aisle. Because frosting and sprinkles are primarily made of sugar, it’s a very handy way to handle low blood sugar. Chocolate frosting is adored by mice making it great bait. Can use sprinkles as a glitter substitute in a glitter bomb is deter would-be attackers. You can use either one to temporarily mark a trail.

All-Purpose Flour

All-Purpose Flour

Consumers will by 132 pounds of flour this year. There are eleven types of flour, but for this article, we will focus on the most popular type, all-purpose. Sprinkle some in the doorways and window frames to keep out ants. Use in the garden to help repel pests, like cabbage worms. Due to the lack of water showering regularly will become a luxury, but that doesn’t mean you should skip on basic hygiene. Put a little in your hair to act as a dry shampoo.

Sugar

Sugar

Sugar is the other white stuff. We consume 152 pounds of this hyper addictive sweet treat a year, which is 12.5 teaspoons a day. Other than eating sugar can be very important to your survival. It makes a delightful sugar scrub if you mix a cup of it with a cup of olive or coconut oil. Mix sugar with honey to make an all-natural antibiotic ointment. Sprinkle sugar on a bug bite to soothe the itching.

Salt

Salt

We consume 1.5 teaspoons a day, which means we’ll have eaten 5 pounds of salt a year. We get most of our salt consumption from restaurants and sauces. Salt is also very helpful at killing fleas. It can help put out a grease fire. If you gurgle it, it’ll help soothe a sore throat or mouth sore. Salt is a great cleaning product and metal polisher. Add a little to your shoes to deodorize them between wears. Soak candles in salt water overnight to prevent messy dripping.

Vinegar

Vinegar

Vinegar is quite a handy cleaning tool. It can be mixed with water to be used as a disinfectant spray. It does wonders in the laundry room as a replacement from detergent, fabric softener, and stain treatment. You can make face cleaning pads by soaking round cotton pads in a mixture of vinegar, distilled water, mild shampoo, and rubbing alcohol. If you have pets, combine one teaspoon vinegar with one teaspoon water for an all-natural ear cleaner.

M.L. Lewis

Written by M.L. Lewis

M.L. Lewis is not new to the world of writing. She has written various short stories and poems throughout the years and has won multiple awards in art and literature. The highest honor she received was Poet of the Year in 2000, and again in 2005. A poem she wrote in honor of law enforcement can be seen in the book, Everything You Wanted to Know about the Heroes in Blue. She was also featured in Encounter magazine for the volunteer work she did for the United States troops. In 2010 she won Resident of the Year in a local newspaper titled The South Hills Messanger. Today, she spends her time increasing her knowledge on disaster preparedness while working on her Ph. D. in Paranormal Studies.