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The Importance of Copper in Prepping

• Organic Prepper - Daisy Luther

Sometimes, our crowd focuses a little bit too much on gear and equipment. However, the properties of different materials and their usefulness are often underappreciated. Take the importance of copper in prepping, for example.

Copper is a versatile metal with many uses, including in construction, electronics, and medicine. It is also an important survival resource.

It is an essential nutrient for the human body and helps to support a healthy immune system. Additionally, copper pipes can help to reduce the risk of some nasty bugs like the one causing Legionnaires' disease, a serious lung infection that can be caused by bacteria in water.

When my kid was growing up, I asked my mom for a silver-lined spoon that had been in our family for decades. We used it to feed him, and he grew up quite healthy, indeed. Most of his colds were because of the contact with other toddlers in the daycare, but he did not get sick often, either. This is an example of the benefits of using metals.

Why is copper so useful?

Copper has many properties that make it valuable:

• Conductivity: Copper is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity. This makes it useful for cooking, heating, and powering devices.

• Antimicrobial properties: Copper has natural antimicrobial properties that can kill bacteria and other microorganisms. This can help prevent the spread of disease in a survival situation. In my opinion, this is one of the most important properties.