Finding salt in the Wilderness for survival
Salt is one of the essential minerals that your body needs to survive. In fact, if you fail to eat enough salt, your body can begin to experience muscle cramps, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. Having salt tablets in your medical or survival kit can be a big help in a survival situation, but more important is having the knowledge of where to find it in the wilderness.
Where to find salt in the wild:
- Sea Water – Sea water can be diluted with plenty of fresh water to get the salt your body needs. (never drink pure sea water, doing so can be dangerous to your kidneys.)
- Plants – In America you can get salt from the root of a hickory tree. You can boil the roots until it evaporates and salt crystals are left.
- Foods that naturally have salt – Seafood, carrots, beets, poultry and most animals.
- Salt Licks – A salt lick is a salt deposit that animals lick to get their intake of salt. You can also find them in farming areas set out for cattle.
Resources for Salt Tablets for your Survival Kit: