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Old 12-19-2017, 10:42 AM
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My space is very limited. I have room for maybe 6 large bottles of alcohol on my boat that would be in plain site and other then bottles of water (ridiculous for me) I don't know what else to put there. My brother took me to Costco this weekend and I noticed they had huge bottles of various affordable alcohols. Is there one better than the other for SHTF / barter? I heard vodka was good but has a limited shelf life - it was among the most affordable. We go again this Saturday and I'd like to spend less then $125 on six bottles if I can? So any advise I'd appreciate?
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High alcohol content is fine for long storage, vodka is AOK. I can go a long way on just vodka, bourbon, and rum....
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vodka has a lot of utilitarian purposes;
whiskey for barter

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Everclear (also called Gem clear). 195 proof. Add it to anything to kick it up a notch or 10. Most bang for your buck long term. Just be an adult about how much you drink in a sitting or you don't wake up...alcohol poisoning anyone!
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Everclear (also called Gem clear). 195 proof. Add it to anything to kick it up a notch or 10. Most bang for your buck long term. Just be an adult about how much you drink in a sitting or you don't wake up...alcohol poisoning anyone!
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Also, highly flammable!
Perfect for SHTF. You can drink it, cook with it or make a Molotov cocktail if necessary.
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In bad times what make you think people will barter with you they will kill you and take what want just get what you want and keep your mouth shut
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Buy more ammo instead.
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What the hell kinda situation do you think the world in going to go through where your having a couple bottles of costco tequila is going to help?

If the world does in fact go complete "Book of Eli" arse up, and you don't have a method to purify and store water, you will die long before a bottle of booze will come in handy.

There is a real argument to keeping beer around. If there is a storm and a tree falls over, a neighbor may be willing to help if you have some beer to offer (since the world isn't ending after a thunderstorm), but that's mostly a in-kind situation because you are basically just asking for labor.

The only situation I see booze being a factor is if something goes down, but there isn't really any immediate danger and you are just killing time. Like during these wildfires, I could see having a bottle of booze to pass around while people sit around and wait to find out about their houses being burned. You aren't in immediate danger, but the situation isn't fun and you would like to be nice to displaced people.

I guess in that case my answer would be whiskey, because evacuation centers almost always have coffee, and that's a good combo right there.
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I use it in one of these.

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I’d save the money and getter a bigger place.
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Vodka and or 91% medical grade alcohol are good to have on hand.
V to drink and 91% for med/cooking needs.
I consider them both a prep necessity.
I have never known vodka to go bad. Then again it gets rotated on a semi regular basis around my place, so...
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Where do you get everclear?

Hardware store?
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Where do you get everclear?

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Liquor store. Probably not a mom&pop local that carries booze and food, but a larger essentially booze-only store.

Don't recall seeing it at BevMo or Total Wine, but wasn't looking for it.
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Everclear. Drinkable/Mixable, Medicinal as a disinfectant, Flammable for fuel or in your Zippo.

I use vodka for making herbal tinctures.
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This is why I couldn't buy EC anywhere in CA.

https://www.quora.com/If-I-live-in-C...clear-is-legal

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It seems a CA. neutered version is legal to buy. 151 EC seems blessed by our masters.
>160 proof anything is verboten in this state.

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I have a large bottle of everclear a buddy brought me from Nevada a long time ago. I tried it by downing a spoon full. It was so strong I thought it was going to take me down. I literally couldn't breath after drinking it. Real everclear is to high proof to be legal in Cal.
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I also echo having Everclear, the highest proof available. Very versatile - can be used for: drinking, alcohol stove, disinfectant.

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>160 proof anything is verboten in this state.

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I bought the neutered version from BevMo. The CA ban on anything higher is completely ridiculous to me. For the children I guess...
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I have a large bottle of everclear a buddy brought me from Nevada a long time ago. I tried it by downing a spoon full. It was so strong I thought it was going to take me down. I literally couldn't breath after drinking it. Real everclear is to high proof to be legal in Cal.
The argument I've heard about banning high proof EC is because it's dangerous for binge drinking college kids and increased risk of sexual assault... Both of which are already illegal, soooo the thinking is to make it easier for criminals to do less criminal things... Perfectly consistent with CA gun laws.
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People are missing the actual question -

You are in Costco, and know you have room for SIX large bottles.

You have $125 and 5 minutes to stock your SHTF booze supply...

GO!

(that's the OP's original question, boiled down)

Have never seen Everclear in a Costco, especially not one of the MONDO bottles OP is looking for.

My recommendations would be Bulliet Bourbon (very drinkable) and a vodka of some sort, my choice usually being Svedka. A large tequila would be a good addition, Patron is ok but I like Jose Cuervo nearly as much, tequila snobs feel free to laugh... remember the $125 budget. A rum of some kind, Captain Morgan or Sailor Jerry. Grab a Bombay Sapphire gin and a whiskey (someone else will have to suggest here, I'm not a whiskey guy) or Scotch (MacCallan, Lavagulin or Laphroaig would be my picks). I see all of these with frequency in the Costco in the larger size, with the exception of the Scotches though the Scotch will definitely blow your budget anyway... I do have standards when it comes to Scotch. Oh hey I did have an Irish Whiskey a while back called Bushmill's Black Bush, which was very good indeed, but a tad pricey for OP's budget and I am not sure I've seen it at Costco. IMHO it would be worth stretching the budget a tad to squeeze one in.

This amount of diversity will enable you to make an amazing number of cocktails... I'd also include a small book of cocktail recipes and stash away some of the ingredients necessary to round out the menu (marichino cherries store well, unopened, for instance). It should suit the palate of just about anyone you manage to rescue from the post-apocalyptic world in exchange for their services as security, boat mechanic, etc.

OP - if you are within range of a Total Wine, it would be worthwhile to check prices there. Usually very close to Costco on price (could be a little lower or higher depending on the breaks) but also a much larger diversity of products... I guarantee they will carry Everclear, Black Bush, and just about everything else imaginable/legal in this state.

Cheapest of the lot above would be the Svedka - and vodka makes a great range of drinkable delights. It can usually be found for around $15-18 per large bottle, that will run you $90 - 108 plus tax right there, so you are definitely squeezing tight on that budget if you want to diversify, but close to target if you don't mind being stuck with a mid-range quality vodka as your only stock of drinkable ethanol.

If you are buying alcohol for general non-drinking use they sell it by the gallon at the hardware store. It's tainted with a denaturing agent that will make it unsuitable for drinking but fine for fuel or disinfectant. I don't see a reason to try to use an ATF taxed product for a non-tax purpose. Not a compelling one anyhow.

Mixers - OJ, cranberry juice, Realemon lime juice, Canada Dry Tonic Water (only one I really liked, the others put me off). With some sugar in a sealed container you can make and bottle your own simple syrup. Plain old Coca-Cola (the tiny cans are best for individual servings) goes great with the rum and is a real classic. Bottle of standard tequila mix (again the JC is good enough). Check your recipe book and see what you can make with these and a select few others. I know that lemon drops (vodka, simple syrup and lemon juice) are very popular with the ladies. Don't forget coffee for a mixer and also for coming right-side-up the next morning.

I know OP said "for barter" but trust me, even if you're a non-drinker, if the sky is all purple and people running everywhere, you're going to want a nice stiff drink... or a few.

Pro tip: You have guests show up unexpectedly and want to know what you can make them with what you have on hand... Quick, to BarBug.com! Tap in the ingredients you have on hand, it will spit out a list of cocktails you can make.

http://www.barbug.com/BarBug/bbonhand.asp

Alas, this used to be free but is now a subscription service for $6 per year. However, it did return results for 63 cocktail recipes just using the items I specifically called out in this post. That's a good little bit of variety to keep your guest well-lubricated!
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I never heard that Vodka goes bad?? (or any hard alcohol like that)

We don't drink or smoke.. but I would have a mix of stuff.. Whisky and Vodka..

But cigs would be better.. people can go a while without a drink.. but a smoker would trade their left arm for a smoke.. the problem is they have a bad shelf life.

I prep for earthquakes and other "mid length" disasters.. not sure alcohol is the best use of my space, but a couple of bottles couldn't hurt I suppose
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Yep. My thoughts exactly. It's just a heck of a lot less fun than figuring out how much ammo you need to survive the zombie apocalypse.
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I’m a different sort of prepper, so I would stock what I would want to drink in a long term power outage or other where I was stuck in the house (or your boat)

For me . . . That’s Whiskey. I have a dozen or so bottles stored just in case
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Theoretically, high% alcohol, such as vodka, whiskey, etc. should stay good while sealed.
I know, at the very least, Johnnie Walker is "good" for up to 5 years after it has been opened.

If you really are serious about this. At least a bottle or 2 of vodka, and after that whatever else you like to drink.
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Fermentation is easy. Get a still from the local chem supply co. Endless alcohol.

Prep the basics to bulid/make as needed.
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I guess I'm glad I don't drink... I do keep rubbing alcohol and denatured alcohol in small quantities.
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I also echo having Everclear, the highest proof available. Very versatile - can be used for: drinking, alcohol stove, disinfectant.

I bought the neutered version from BevMo. The CA ban on anything higher is completely ridiculous to me. For the children I guess...
Well ya, cause liberal children regularly get into their baby daddy stash. It's what they do.
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Mead (honey wine) is the medieval drink for post teotwawki Mad Max biker gangs and the sheep they prey on.
It's low octane so forget about running as any kind of fuel, but gives a good buz.

Items needed:
Honey or sugar.
Yeast. Bread yeast will work.
5 gallon carboy or old style glass water bottle if you can find one.
Bubbler - looks like a mini P-trap under your sink that once the carboy is sealed/filled will burp out the gasses as the fermentation takes place. Easy to make with some clear tubing.
80 to 85deg constant temps to let it sit undisturbed for several months.
Set it and forget it.

Flavor to taste. Added citrus peels will add a nice zip to it. Cinnamon is good too.
Basically you can use what you have.
Finally a reason to raise bees or store lots of sugar.

For sheets and giggles you can search prison wine or jail hooch and go from there.
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Well I live on the water. I have several means of purification and storage. So its not my biggest issue in a crisis. Even if I bug out - guess what - its on the water.

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What the hell kinda situation do you think the world in going to go through where your having a couple bottles of costco tequila is going to help?

If the world does in fact go complete "Book of Eli" arse up, and you don't have a method to purify and store water, you will die long before a bottle of booze will come in handy.

There is a real argument to keeping beer around. If there is a storm and a tree falls over, a neighbor may be willing to help if you have some beer to offer (since the world isn't ending after a thunderstorm), but that's mostly a in-kind situation because you are basically just asking for labor.

The only situation I see booze being a factor is if something goes down, but there isn't really any immediate danger and you are just killing time. Like during these wildfires, I could see having a bottle of booze to pass around while people sit around and wait to find out about their houses being burned. You aren't in immediate danger, but the situation isn't fun and you would like to be nice to displaced people.

I guess in that case my answer would be whiskey, because evacuation centers almost always have coffee, and that's a good combo right there.
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Don't get me wrong I have a few beers here and there, the last mix drink I had was on a cruise ship, and its just not my thing to drink. I'd likely want to drink as an anesthetic if I needed one, but otherwise its just barter fodder. I don't want to take out this 6 bottle rack and replace it with toilet paper on shelves.

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For me . . . That’s Whiskey. I have a dozen or so bottles stored just in case
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Only own two guns, have ammo for both, but its heavy. I live on a sail boat, weight matters, and the boat has this little wine rack I don't want to take out.

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My space is very limited. I have room for maybe 6 large bottles of alcohol on my boat that would be in plain site and other then bottles of water (ridiculous for me) I don't know what else to put there. My brother took me to Costco this weekend and I noticed they had huge bottles of various affordable alcohols. Is there one better than the other for SHTF / barter? I heard vodka was good but has a limited shelf life - it was among the most affordable. We go again this Saturday and I'd like to spend less then $125 on six bottles if I can? So any advise I'd appreciate?


It’s a boat. Six bottles of Captain Morgan rum.


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Everclear (also called Gem clear). 195 proof. Add it to anything to kick it up a notch or 10. Most bang for your buck long term. Just be an adult about how much you drink in a sitting or you don't wake up...alcohol poisoning anyone!
You beat me to it. However, you can't get the high proof stuff in California. Gotta go to Nevada for that. The Everclear they sell here is 151 like the rum. Other states get the full strength stuff.
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Get the Kirkland vodka. Can't beat the price and it's decent booze at a great price. It's for trading purposes, people will be happy. If you want wiskey get Kirkland Canadian it is actually very good, so is the Kirkland tequila at the same price point. In a shtf situation will people be snobs?
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You beat me to it. However, you can't get the high proof stuff in California. Gotta go to Nevada for that. The Everclear they sell here is 151 like the rum. Other states get the full strength stuff.
I get food grade grain alcohol off Ebay - ships right to my door. It's the good stuff - 190 proof. I used to get it from Amazon but they won't ship to CA any more.
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I'd be nervous as hell drinking anything sold on eBay. No thanks. I'd rather buy the California version and just use more.
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