Yeah, yeah. I hear you. Baking soda as a prep? Sure, for baking! Survey says? BZZZZZZZZ! Awwww! There are many, many practical uses for Baking Soda, making it a very versatile, relatively inexpensive and nearly indispensable prep item. Here are a few uses the Falcon Clan and friends use and will continue to use baking soda for: Antacid - especially useful for people who cannot take aspirin or do not want to take too much aspirin (one of the key components of Alka Seltzer). 1/2 tsp of baking soda dissolved in 1/4 cup of water - near instant relief. Skin soother - add 1/2 cup of baking soda to a soaking bath and it will help relieve itchy, irritated skin - helps with rashes, relieving the itch from measles and chicken pox too. Add the same to your baby's bath water, and it helps with diaper rash irritation. Non-chemical "soft" cleanser - use a damp sponge and baking soda to scour your counters clean - deodorizes too. Baking powder - yes, that is right. Out of baking powder? No problem - stir and sift together 2 equal parts of Cream of Tartar, 1 part Baking Soda, 1 part Corn Starch - et voila. Baking powder - NON ALUMINUM at that. Silver Polisher - 2 methods here: #1: Dry soda on a damp cloth polishes silver to a lustrous shine. #2: For silver without raised patterns or cemented on handles - place silver on a piece of aluminum foil in a container large enough to immerse the silver item, cover with boiling water, add 4 tablespoons baking soda. Let stand till shiny, rinse well, and dry. Removing badly burned food - To remove badly burned food cover burned on food with baking soda, add just enough water to form a paste, let sit over night. Scrub off the next day - works especially well on cast iron. Scalding a Chicken - when scalding a chicken, add 1 teaspoon to your scalding water. The feathers will come off easier, and the skin will be clean and white. Removing that Gamey taste - add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to your soak water. It helps tone down the smell and taste of extremely gamey meat (works great of you have kids who do not particularly like the flavor). Quick wash (Camp Wash) - 1/2 cup baking soda added to your camp bath water helps clean, sooth, and deodorize your various body parts. This is especially helpful if a full bath/shower are not really practical. Everyone has uses they put baking soda to. I think this is an essential prep. Please list the uses you put this amazing substance to, I would love to add to my list of uses.