CHICAGO — Turns out, alcohol is good for more than just drinking. Booze can be used in numerous ways to survive while you’re camping too. Sure, you won’t have as much leftover to make cocktails. But when you’re out in the middle of the wilderness, using your liquor in case of emergencies may just save your life. For example:
1. Use it as an antiseptic to clean wounds
A few shots of vodka can make you fall and scrape your leg, but it will also keep your wound from getting infected. The key here is that the alcohol needs to be highly concentrated, so you won’t want to use beer – but rather the hard stuff for this (140 proof / 70% ABV or higher).
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