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Along with those items that you store for your own personal use there should always be a little bit stowed away for the purposes of bartering. The barter is an exchange of goods for good rather than goods for money.
You know the average American doesn’t have much cash stored in their home. Once that cash runs out, if the ATMs are down you could be left with limited options for getting resources. After a serious disaster, stores will be damaged or closed.
If you don’t have the means to exchange an item for items you might have to resort to a circumstance that is much worse.
Having the ability to provide something beneficial to those around you will also put you in a position of power. That is where you want to be in a post-disaster scenario. We have seen time and time again that desperate people are the first to be taken advantage of.
Do not become desperate, build your barter stock. Here are the top 10 items that every prepper should have on hand in order to find success at the barter.
- Water Filtration
- Kids Medicines
- Birth Control
Just think about the types of things that all people need. You know, at our base, much of that will not change. One of the biggest issues that people face in SHT is security. The others are things like food and water. If you have answers for peoples needs you can get the things you need from them.
That might be strong backs or other forms of resources. That is going to make all the difference for you. Be sure you have the right barter items. Store simple things like TP also. You see, that is going to make a big difference in your supply chain.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.