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Hi folks, Kid is right its too quiet on this forum for a Friday night <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' /> I am wondering about a method of obtaining salt (a black salt) I read about online, by chopping up, boiling and straining the roots of Hickory trees? Has anyone ever done this for real? Does it work? I read it on a website I had just discovered called survivalmanual dot com, which has good knowledge but many spelling mistakes/amateur (ish) but informative. I had always wondered if you were not near the sea, how could you get salt in survival situation?? I've heard animal blood...but this interested me.





..."Salt extraction from hickory is pretty straight forward but is a lot of work for little payback by todays standards. In the future this just might be one of the most important pieces of survival knowledge that you could have.



To extract salt from hickory you need to gather up a bunch of hickory roots. Cut and crush the roots into as small of pieces as you can but not so small that you can't remove them later. Either by hand or straining. Now place the roots in a pot and boil. Remove the roots before the water boils down so much that it starts to get thick. Continue to boil the water away and you will be left with a black substance. This is your salt. Enjoy!"



Thanks



Survive & Thrive
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Hi folks, Kid is right its too quiet on this forum for a Friday night <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />/> I am wondering about a method of obtaining salt (a black salt) I read about online, by chopping up, boiling and straining the roots of Hickory trees? Has anyone ever done this for real? Does it work? I read it on a website I had just discovered called survivalmanual dot com, which has good knowledge but many spelling mistakes/amateur (ish) but informative. I had always wondered if you were not near the sea, how could you get salt in survival situation?? I've heard animal blood...but this interested me.





..."Salt extraction from hickory is pretty straight forward but is a lot of work for little payback by todays standards. In the future this just might be one of the most important pieces of survival knowledge that you could have.



To extract salt from hickory you need to gather up a bunch of hickory roots. Cut and crush the roots into as small of pieces as you can but not so small that you can't remove them later. Either by hand or straining. Now place the roots in a pot and boil. Remove the roots before the water boils down so much that it starts to get thick. Continue to boil the water away and you will be left with a black substance. This is your salt. Enjoy!"



Thanks



Survive & Thrive

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What you are making is a Hickory extract, so what is in said goo is highly dependent upon the tree & soil which fed the tree. It can contain salt contingent upon the minerals & salt which were being fed into the Hickory tree over the years of it's life. I have zero doubt that the hickory tree behind the barn where we put the salt licks would have any issues whatsoever yielding a high salt concentration from the black extract. But, no idea what it would be from somewhere else at random. So, please let me know if you try it out.
What you are making is a Hickory extract, so what is in said goo is highly dependent upon the tree & soil which fed the tree. It can contain salt contingent upon the minerals & salt which were being fed into the Hickory tree over the years of it's life. I have zero doubt that the hickory tree behind the barn where we put the salt licks would have any issues whatsoever yielding a high salt concentration from the black extract. But, no idea what it would be from somewhere else at random. So, please let me know if you try it out.

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Hi Vested, that is very interesting indeed, Hickory extract, well if it does just depend on the soil content and minerals of the area...maybe I could find more plants or trees to try to extract salt from. Yes I am going to try it as soon as I can this spring and I will post pics and a review of how it tastes for ya <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' />



Cheers