Category: Barter

Bartering is probably the only way to get survival items when SHTF.  Learn how and what to barter.

25 Items That Will Be Worth Their Weight In Gold After The SHTF

25 Items That Will Be Worth Their Weight In Gold After The SHTF - If you're stockpiling for a doomsday scenario, don't forget to stock up on all these little things. Not only will you need them for yourself, you can use them for bartering if money becomes worthless or too hard to come by.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. There’s an old joke that when the SHTF, toilet paper will be worth its weight in gold. That might sound like a silly exaggeration, but …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/25-shtf-items/

Bartering 101 For When It Hits The Fan

Bartering 101 For When It Hits The Fan - This is not the case in a disaster scenario.  The types of goods and services desired in an emergency tend to be inelastic, meaning; the demand remains the same even when the “price” (in this case, the number or quality of goods for which a good can be exchanged) increases.  This is the reason some states have laws against price gouging during weather emergencies; people will fill up their tanks even when the price of gas has jumped several dollars per gallon.  

Fiat Money For most of us, money acts as our primary or sole medium of exchange.  While the value of the American dollar is not fixed, in the short term, its purchasing power is stable, with real value loss (or gain) occurring in the long-term. When making preparations for a disaster scenario, be it an aftermath from a devastating …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/bartering-101-when-it-hits-the-fan/

How To Make Your Own Vanilla Extract From Scratch

How To Make Your Own Vanilla Extract From Scratch Great For Homesteading and SHTF — Yummy vanilla... It’s easy to imagine that a lot of the kitchen items we now take for granted will be scarce if SHTF and since I like to bake, it’s important to me to know how to make some of my own staple ingredients so that I’m not left in a lurch.

Making your own vanilla extract from scratch is so easy. This is Perfect to keep stockpiled for when SHTF. Yummy vanilla… It’s easy to imagine that a lot of the kitchen items we now take for granted will be scarce if SHTF and since I like to bake, it’s important to me to know how …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/diy-vanilla-extract/

How To Make An Awesome Shirt From A Wool Blanket

How To Make An Awesome Shirt From A Wool Blanket Have you ever heard anyone say invest in wool? Well I would, It's getting more and more expensive and it has so much potential when SHTF.

How To Make An Awesome Shirt From A Wool Blanket Have you ever heard anyone say invest in wool? Well I would, It’s getting more and more expensive and it has so much potential when SHTF. Wool is just fantastic… There are several kinds of blends of wool you need to watch out for! There …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/make-awesome-shirt-wool-blanket/

How To Make Whiskey Step by Step

How To Make Whiskey — Who doesn’t like a shot of whiskey on a cold night? I love it. My granddad has been taking a shot of whiskey every night before bed for over 50 years and he swears it keep him healthy.

How To Make Whiskey Step by Step Who doesn’t like a shot of whiskey on a cold night? I love it. My granddad has been taking a shot of whiskey every night before bed for over 50 years and he swears it keep him healthy. I did a post on how to make watermelon moonshine …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/make-whiskey/

Easy DIY Forge Out Of An Old Sink

Easy DIY Forge Out Of An Old Sink — Easy DIY project we all could at least try and get some sort of blacksmithing skills before SHTF. I love the simplicity of this forge set up.I think having a little knowledge of this old skill could come in very handy if SHTF.

Easy DIY Forge Out Of An Old Sink Easy DIY project we all could at least try and get some sort of blacksmithing skills before SHTF. I love the simplicity of this forge set up.I think having a little knowledge of this old skill could come in very handy if SHTF. Not only is this …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/easy-diy-forge-out-of-an-old-sink/

Updated Top Barter List You May Want To Consider Stockpiling

Updated Top Barter List You May Want To Consider Stockpiling — Having extra supplies for bartering should be on every prepper's plan. This enables you to barter for goods or services that you otherwise would be without!

Updated Top Barter List You May Want To Consider Stockpiling Having extra supplies for bartering should be on every prepper’s plan. This enables you to barter for goods or services that you otherwise would be without! You don’t have to have a set list per-say, but think about what you would need if SHTF and …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/updated-top-barter-list-may-want-consider-stockpiling/

14 Prepper Items To Look For At Garage Sales

14 Prepper Items To Look For At Garage Sales — Garage sale season is here! This is the time of year when people do their spring cleaning, clear out their basements and attics, have garage sales, and sell valuable items for next to nothing.

14 Prepper Items To Look For At Garage Sales Garage sale season is here! This is the time of year when people do their spring cleaning, clear out their basements and attics, have garage sales, and sell valuable items for next to nothing. If you haven’t been to any garage sales yet this year, you …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/14-prepper-items-look-garage-sales/

How To Make My Grandma’s Laundry Detergent

How To Make Grandma’s Laundry Detergent — Who could argue with Grandma? They have such great knowledge and this article is great! It shows you how to make an age old recipe that is great for your clothes and great for your wallet! It is important to remember that buying laundry soap from the store can cost upwards of 8 - 10 bucks if not more.

How To Make Grandma’s Laundry Detergent Who could argue with Grandma? They have such great knowledge and this article is great! It shows you how to make an age old recipe that is great for your clothes and great for your wallet! It is important to remember that buying laundry soap from the store can …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/make-grandmas-laundry-detergent/

40 Items to Barter in a Post-Collapse World

40 Items to Barter in a Post-Collapse World - Our friends over at backdoor survival have a pretty decent list with 40 items to have stockpiled ready for barter. Bartering could mean the survival of your family, so please when thinking about what to stockpile, think it all through.

40 Items to Barter in a Post-Collapse World Having food, ammo, first aid supplies, flashlights etc, handy and the most important thing here is that they are extra, and they are not your preps you will be relying on when SHTF or things get worse. Items will become less available and having items stockpiles could …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/40-items-barter-post-collapse-world/

Send this to a friend