Tobacco is one of the best barter crops you can have if things get ugly. I tell a story in my booklet about a man who did quite well for himself via trading cigarettes. Even if you aren’t a smoker, being able to supply smokers with their nicotine during a crash or even just an ongoing Depression like the one we’re in now… that’s valuable.
Finding information on how to make chewing tobacco is really tough.
Chewing tobacco grosses my wife out, but I have made it anyway. I posted up a video on how you do it…
Learn to grow tobacco and you’ll be set. It can be used for insecticide even if you don’t consume it. It’s also a pretty plant that attracts hummingbirds and just looks cool in the garden.
It’s a hard life, doing science.
Want to make chewing tobacco? It all starts with some good homegrown.
How to Grow Tobacco
Before I wrote my little booklet The Survival Gardener’s Guide to Growing Tobacco, I did quite a bit of research into tobacco curing and processing. In the past I’ve rolled cigars, cured tobacco for cigarettes, made my own faux latakia pipe tobacco and even chewed green tobacco leaves to see how they tasted.
Get the booklet if you have even a little interest in growing tobacco. You can find it on Amazon here: The Survival Gardener’s Guide to Growing Tobacco.
I Did the Hard Work for You Finding information on how to make chewing tobacco…