Preppers who can afford it are encouraged to buy precious metals also known as PMs. If you cannot afford gold and silver bullion or coins, there is still value in having some types of silver in your stockpile. The value is maintaining your health.
Silver has shown effective in fighting bacteria, viruses, algae and fungi. Its germicidal effects also kill many microbial organisms.
Silverware (solid or plated) It is believed that the wealthy in history have had better health because they ate off silver utensils. If you have silver plated flatware, it's useless for melt value but can be invaluable for the health benefits. Switch to your "good silver" when society collapses and you may greatly reduce your need for medical attention!
Colloidal Silver (purchased or homemade) This substance has been used for years. (Yes, I remember to guy who turned blue! He abused the use of homemade CS and drank it daily; everything in moderation!) Whether you stock up on pre-made bottles or have the supplies on hand to DIY, this is an excellent item to add to your medical supplies.
You will need: - 8-12 oz glass jar - Ultrafine silver wire or bullion (.999) - 3 9v batteries - 3 9v battery terminal clip snap-ons - 2 small alligator clips
Instructions: 1. Connect 3 battery clips in series (positive to negative, connecting red wires to black). On the 2 unconnected wire ends, attach alligator clips. You can either solder this together or use electrical tape after twisting the wires together. 2. Put batteries on the clips. (Don't touch the clips once the batteries are connected or they will short out.) Wash the jar then fill it with distilled water. 3. Run the silver wires parallel into the water, ideally about 3/4″ apart. Don't let them touch each other when the batteries are connected. Attach the alligator clip leads to the silver wires. 4. Once the wires are connected to power, watch for a white cloud to begin forming between them. First, bubbles will form on the wires and 5-10 minutes later, particles will be seen emitting from one of them. Run the generator for 10 minutes past this point to make it approximately 5-7 ppm. 5. When the process is complete, pour the liquid through an unbleached coffee filter into an amber glass container. Your liquid should be either clear or a very light yellow. Running the process too long will create a dark or cloudy liquid which is less effective. Shelf life of DC-generated colloidal silver is approximately 14-30 days. Shake well before using.
Survival Doc's Video:
This video provides very good step-by step instructions on creating your own generator. He also includes alternative power sources including: regular 9V batteries, re-chargeable 9V batteries, a DC transformer, and solar panels.
If you are concerned about your ability to build your own generator, there are companies who will sell you anything from a pre-fabricated generator to a complete CS generator kit. Check out this collection from Amazon.
A FEW UNIQUE PLUS TRADITIONAL USES FOR COLLOIDAL SILVER
When you control a source of penny's-per-gallon make-it-yourself high concentration silver colloid you can use it for hundreds of health improvement applications. A few are suggested here.
Add to suspected drinking water when traveling or camping.
Silver-sprayed burns heal rapidly without scarring.
Safely sterilize anything from toothbrushes to surgical instruments.
Use topically on cuts, wounds, abrasions, rashes, sunburn, insect bites, razor nicks and bandages.
Spray on garbage to prevent decay odors.
Mist kitchen sponges, towels, cutting boards to eliminate E. Coli and salmonella bacteria to prevent food poisoning and gastrointestinal inflammation.
Add when canning, preserving or bottling.
Use like peroxide on zits and acne.
Add to juices and milk to prevent spoiling, fermenting, deteriorating, clabbering or curdling.
Spray in shoes and between toes to stop most skin itch, athletes foot and fungi.
Diminish dandruff, psoriasis, skin rashes, etc.
Add to bath water, gargle, douches, colon irrigation, nasal spray and dental water-pic solutions.
Cuts downtime dramatically from colds, flu, pneumonia, staph, strep, respiratory infections and rhino viruses.
Skin itch, eye irritation or infection (dilute a small amount with an equal amount of distilled water for eye use) and ear infections (warm slightly first), some moles and warts vanish (put on band aid pad and wear on wart overnight each night until gone).
Use with Q-tips on fingernail, toenail, and ear fungi.
Can impede tooth decay and bad breath.
Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, Colloidal Silver never permits strain-resistant pathogens to evolve.
Toothaches, mouth sores, bacterial irritations are diminished.
Spray refrigerator, freezer and food storage bin interiors.
Mix in postage stamp, envelope, and tape moistening wells, paint and paste pots to prevent bacterial growth, odors, spoiling or souring.
Add to water-based paints, wallpaper paste, dishwater, cleaning and mopping solutions, etc.
Spray pet bedding and let dry.
Spray on top of contents of opened jam, jelly, and condiment containers and inside lids before replacing.
Mix a little in pet water, birdbaths, cut flower vases.
Add to swamp cooler water.
Spray air conditioner filters after cleaning.
Swab air ducts and vents to prevent breeding sites for germs.
Use routinely in laundry final rinse water and always before packing away seasonal clothes.
Damp clothes or towels and washcloths will not sour or mildew.
Eliminate unwanted microorganisms in planter soils and hydroponics systems.
Spray plant foliage to stop fungi, molds, rot, and most plant diseases.
Silver is an excellent plant-growth stimulator.
Treat pools, fountains, humidifiers, Jacuzzis, hot tubs, baths, dishwashers, re-circulating cooling tower water, gymnasium foot dips, and bath and shower mats.
Spray inside shoes, watch bands and gloves and under fingernails periodically.
Do toilet seats, bowls, tile floors, sinks, urinals, door knobs.
Kills persistent odors.
Rinse invalid's pillowcases, sheets, towels and bedclothes.
There are literally thousands of other essential uses for this odorless, nearly tasteless and colorless, totally benign, powerful, non-toxic disinfectant and healing agent.
You'll find that a spray or misting bottle of Colloidal Silver solution may be the most useful health enhancement tool in your environment.
Dosage: Some people, when first ingesting Colloidal Silver, have the experience that is called the Herxheimer effect.
This experience is a result of the silver very efficiently killing off too many pathogens too fast for the body to dispose of through the normal eliminative organs.
This forces the body to utilize the secondary eliminative organs: the lungs, sinuses and skin.
Sometimes a new Colloidal Silver user who ingests Colloidal Silver for the first time will experience what feels like a cold or the flu (or diarrhea). This can be stopped by cutting back on the dosage (or completely abstaining for a day or so), or prevented by starting with a small dose (1/4 to 1 teaspoon twice a day) and gradually increasing the dosage.
Some people even find they need to start off at first with just a few drops.
People who are trying to self-treat a significant health condition (like asthma, or an internal infection) may need to work up to fairly large quantities each day (4 to 6 oz 2-3 times per day) before they see an improvement. There are no known instances of anyone overdosing with Colloidal Silver.