All the people who never listened to you and began their own preparations for this day have failed and are now running around in chaos. Looting has begun and riots are breaking out all over the country.
It has begun and it’s time to put everything you have been preparing for into action.
Ammunition has to be used sparingly it’s expensive for one and when it really hits the fan, it may be nearly impossible to replace.
So how can you go about protecting you and your family in an inexpensive and sustainable way?
You can obtain an endless supply of free pepper spray. Every prepper should learn how to make your own Pepper Spray.
Every survivalist needs to learn how pepper spray is made.
A Word Of Caution When Making Homemade Pepper Spray
When you make your own pepper spray there are certain risks that can cause injury. Make sure you don’t accidentally spray yourself and make your own pepper spray in a well-ventilated area.
If you or anyone helping you has breathing difficulties you may want to find someone else who can make it for you.
All you need is a ready supply of chili peppers and you can teach anyone in your survival circle how pepper spray is made.
One way of ensuring an endless supply of chili’s is to grow your own which in turn is an endless supply of free pepper spray.
So by now you are wondering if will I tell you how to make pepper spray. Yes so let’s get started.
How To Make Your OwnPepper Spray And Have An Endless Supply Of Peppers
One of the easiest ways to grow your own chili peppers is by aquaponics.
The units are lightweight and portable. However, they do take a while to take down. If you find yourself in a bug out situation you may want to consider having several systems set up throughout your escape route and one at your final destination.
With your own supply of peppers, you can make homemade pepper spray to carry on your person or make enough for everyone in your group.
The prepared prepper will practice these techniques enough to be able to show everyone in their group how to make homemade pepper spray. As part of your preparedness practice consider throwing a how to make pepper spray at home party. So here we go.
The principles of aquaponics are easy you don’t need a rocket science degree to set an aquaponic system up.
Aquaponics is essentially cultivating plants and animals in a recirculating water system at the same time. We are essentially killing two birds with one stone.
Most people who set up aquaponic systems use Tilapia or yellow Perch as they can be a source of sustainable food for your family and as an added bonus you can sell them to restaurants for money prior to any catastrophic event happening.
However, you can use snails, crayfish, or prawns as well and they too can be used as sustainable food and cash flow.
Aquaponics is broken down into two parts: the raising tank where you will grow your fish and the basins for growing your plants.
The whole system is made up of several components such as the rearing tank where you will raise your fish. Then, you will have a settling basin to catch the uneaten food.
A Biofilter where ammonia will be converted into nitrates.
The subsystem is where your plants will grow by absorbing nutrients from the water and lastly the sump which recirculates the water through the system. Once you have your chili’s planted there isn’t much you need to do.
It is a self-sustaining process.
You just harvest your peppers when they are ready. If you are an enterprising person any surplus will be a great way to add additional cash or services to your stockpile by teaching others how to make pepper spray.
What Is Commercial Pepper Spray Made From?
What is pepper spray made from?
The main ingredient in pepper spray is capsaicin, which is an oil extracted from the chili peppers. Some preppers that make their own pepper spray also use alcohol or vinegar to stabilize the oil. It also helps maintain shelf life better than plain old water.
Now you may ask “If we have bugged out, where are we going to find alcohol or vinegar?”
That is a very good question. How do you make pepper spray when you’re on the run. You can use plain old water.
You won’t be carrying a stockpile of vinegar or alcohol. In a pinch, water will do because in all reality if you’ve bugged out you’re going to be using it as fast as you can make it.
When choosing the peppers you want to go for the ones with the highest Scoville Heat Unit. The hotter the pepper the hotter it will burn. You want ones that are hot, but easy to acquire.
The lowest Scoville unit pepper is the red cayenne pepper it’s got some heat and will allow you to get a jump on a would-be looter or attacker. Next would be the Thai bird chili, the heating unit has increased a good bit and will give you a few more seconds to escape or attack.
At the top of the Scoville scale are three of the hottest chili peppers the scotch bonnet, the habanero, and the ghost pepper.
These three will stop a would-be attacker or looter in their tracks. The burn factor will last a considerable amount of hours. This will give you plenty of time to subdue your attacker.
The hottest pepper in the world is the Naga Jolokia Pepper which registers 1.5 million units on the Scoville Heat Index.
Can you imagine what that would feel like especially when you consider how pepper spray is made?
Now it’s not always feasible to get all of these types of peppers much less the seeds to plant them, but the main objective isn’t to maim, its to stun your attacker long enough to get your family to safety or deter them from proceeding further.
This is just a bit of information on the main ingredient of what pepper spray is made from.
How Pepper Spray Is Made
I know you are getting anxious and are wondering if I will ever tell you how to make homemade pepper spray.
Stay with me folks, the time has come.
When you make your own pepper spray you will need to wear rubber gloves and safety goggles to protect your hands and eyes from the oil. I can not stress this enough unless you are immune to capsaicin you do not want this oil anywhere near your skin or eyes.
Also wear a mask to prevent inhalation of the vapors especially if you are sensitive to strong odors or allergic to peppers period.
You will need to find a refillable spray bottle and check it for leaks, you don’t want it dripping all over your bug out pack, purse or car.
You will also need six chili’s, the hotter the better.
You need garlic either one bulb, two tablespoons of minced garlic or two tablespoons of powdered garlic.
You will also need a stove or dehydrator to dry the chili’s. If you are on the run a solar oven will work as well. The best case scenario is have a stockpile already started of dried chili peppers.
How pepper spray is made is achieved by drying the peppers either with a dehydrator, an oven on a low temperature or by solar oven.
Once the peppers have been dried place them in the blender or chop the peppers as finely as possible then place in a bowl.
Next you want to add the garlic followed by two tablespoons of baby oil, this helps the spray adhere to your attackers clothes, and finally twelve ounces of vodka or vinegar, this increases the shelf life of the pepper spray.
If you are using a blender blend on high for two minutes.
If you are doing it by hand mash until its a fine smooth paste. Be careful to avoid spilling the paste.
Then you want to pour the mixture into a large bottle using a funnel and let it sit overnight in a cool place. The mixture needs to reduce to increase the effectiveness. This is an important part of the process of how to make pepper spray at home.
The next morning you will need a funnel, cheesecloth and a water bottle.
Place the funnel in the 20 ounce container you wish to use as a storage vessel, then place the cheesecloth over the funnel. Pour the pepper mixture into the bottle very carefully.
Finally, add another twelve ounces of alcohol or vinegar and there you have it.
That my friends, is how to make your own pepper spray.
The pepper spray you have made should be stored in the refrigerator or a cool place. If the need arises it’s ready to pour at a moment’s notice and you are ready to defend yourselves.
Since we have used vinegar or alcohol this mixture should last anywhere from a month to three months.
It’s Time To Clean Up
Now that you have made your pepper spray it’s time to clean up any containers and the blender or grinder.
Capsaicin is an oil plain old soap and water isn’t going to get rid of the residue. You will need a solution of bleach and water. This will help counteract the oils left behind in all the containers.
To clean your blender or grinder you will need a solution of mineral oil, dish soap, and hot water. Let the solution soak for up to about thirty minutes to make sure all traces have been lifted from the plastic.
We all know plastic holds not only odors, but it can trap oils as well. A word of caution as when you made your pepper spray wear protective goggles and gloves in the event of any splashing.
Just remember you can make pepper spray with powdered or ground peppers not only by the use of homegrown or store bought dried peppers.
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