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.

Salt from the Sea

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. Simply boil the roots until everything evaporates; you will be left with salt crystals.
  • 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:


  1. Ken
    March 14, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Where did you find this information.

  2. Learowit
    September 21, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Surviving in the wilderness is a matter of preperation. Alot of that is mental preperation: knowing what to do. I’ve included a couple survival techniques that are little known or unknown in Wildness Survival Tips and Techniques; Learnowits Blog (type learnowit with any search engine).

  3. Zombie
    December 31, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Does it matter what type of hickory tree? There are several, and I’ve even read that pecan trees are considered hickory.

  4. Dean Collins
    October 31, 2014 at 10:40 am

    ….lol in a EOTWAWKI situation….finding salt licks in the field isn’t really a viable option.

  5. Curt Kennedy
    November 10, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    How mucH salt per adult would I need to plan For a year?

  6. Ben
    May 22, 2017 at 12:19 am

    You should probably all research what happens to unmanned nuclear reactors. (all 500 of them). Might save you a lot of time, money and stress planning for survival.

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