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SHTF Homemade Antibiotic

SHTF Homemade Antibiotic

In a survival situation, infections can be a real source of concern. The assumption is that, because common antibiotics, such as penicillin, will not be easily obtainable, you’ll need to either stockpile medicines or find ways of procuring these medicines from other people.

Bartering with other people has the additional risk of wondering whether the person has any idea of what they are doing when they make up whatever medicines that they have or if what they have stockpiled is of quality or even in date. You could reasonably wonder if people making homemade medicines might be using crazy, toxic recipes in the same way that moonshiners did years ago.

In that light, you may be better off making your own antibiotics.

Fortunately, this is a simpler process than you probably think, thanks to Jeery Park (hat tip to here for the source). Mrs. Park gives us the recipe as follows:


24 oz /700 ml apple cider vinegar
¼ cup finely chopped garlic
¼ cup finely chopped onion
2 fresh peppers
¼ cup grated ginger
2 tbsp grated horseradish
2 tbsp turmeric powder or 2 pieces of turmeric root


-Combine all the ingredients in a jar, except for the vinegar.
-Transfer the mixture to a Mason jar.
-Pour in some apple cider vinegar and fill it to the top.
-Close well and shake.
-Keep the jar in a cool and dry place for 2 weeks. Shake well several times a day.
-After 14 days, squeeze well and strain the liquid through a plastic strain. For better results put a gauze over it. Squeeze well so the whole juice comes out.
-Use the rest of the dry mixture when cooking.

So, now you have an easy way to save your bacon, so to speak, if you get sick in a survival situation.

How do you deal with medicinal needs in a survival situation? Tell us below.

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