Survival Uses Of Alcohol

alcoholAlcohol is most commonly used for drinking or to fuel people’s addiction. Aside from drinking, alcohol can also be used for survival. As a matter of fact it can be used for survival and some of the survival uses of alcohol are for medicinal purposes, for hygienic purposes, it can also be used as a fire starter and many more.

Health benefits of alcohol

You can find a lot of health benefits from alcohol – when drank in moderation of course. A lot of people buy alcohol to fuel their addiction, and this addiction sometimes is the cause of many illnesses and death of one person.

Vodka and whiskey are some of the alcohols that have health benefits. Vodka is used to clear out unwanted toxins in the body when you are having cold or flu, it can also be used to reduce inflammation of joints and bones. Whiskey is used to lessen the risk of diabetes; help prevents dementia and stroke, destroy cancerous cells, lessen the risk of blood clots and develop healthy cholesterol.

Medicinal Purposes

When consumed moderately, alcohol can have the following medicinal purposes in a survival situation:

  • Calm Anxiety
  • Sleep Aide
  • Antiseptic
  • Sterilize medical instruments such as needles, tweezers, etc.
  • Disinfect water
  • Treat poison ivy
  • Relieve tooth pain
  • Topical Treatment
  • Clean your skin with it before an injection
  • Clear sinuses and congestion
  • Treat bug bites (itch)
  • Relaxes your muscles
  • Cough suppressant

Take note that not all types of alcohol can be used for medicinal purposes. You need to know what are the types and concentrations of alcohol that you can use for medical applications.


  • Fire starter
  • Fuel for lamp
  • Fire accelerant
  • Molotov cocktail

Alcohols that are ethanol-based like home-distilled moonshine can be used to start a fire.

Hygienic Purpose

  • Kill odors (deodorant)
  • Facial astringent and toner
  • Mouthwash
  • Perfume

Here are other survival uses of alcohol:

  • Barter and Trade
  • Alleviate Boredom
  • Kill and repel bugs
  • Used to refresh clothing
  • Make herbal tinctures and elixirs
  • Fuel for vehicles and stove
  • Gun cleaner
  • Solvent
  • Rust prevention
  • Cooking food
  • Dry your wet clothes

Alcohol is one of the items that you might want to consider adding to your preps.

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