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    Default Barter Items

    I was thinking about which items would be good for bartering. I think having some cans of coffee on hand would be a good idea, people will pay a premium in either cash or other goods for their caffeine fix. Sugar. Creamer. Several years ago I bought some extra firearms which include a couple of single shot shotguns, .22 pistols, and .22 rifles. Those would be good for bartering. Got some extra ammo too!
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    Maybe stock some extra TP?
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    Already seeing folks who missed out on stocking hard booze and regretting it .....
    and for awhile the cigarette smokers where nervous after word of tobacco companies closing
    Question is , if you stock all of that but don't drink or smoke .... what ya going do when things re-open?
    So only stock what you can use .............if all goes well.
    The way I see folks throwing huge amounts of cash into lottery machines .......... I wonder if scratch offs would have any use.
    Lot of folks seem to be hooked on those things.

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    coffee, ammo, silver / gold, alcohol,cigs food, shit people NEED, Need can be allot of things, TP would be on the list.

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    Old Soldier of Fortune magazines?...

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    Have you ever read this account written by a guy who lived in Bosnia during the war there?

    Some really good insight into real SHTF from someone who lived it.

    http://www.shtfplan.com/emergency-pr...-zone_10252011
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    Have you ever read this account written by a guy who lived in Bosnia during the war there?

    Some really good insight into real SHTF from someone who lived it.

    http://www.shtfplan.com/emergency-pr...-zone_10252011

    Looks like I need more trash bags, duct tape and alcohol. That was a very interesting read. Already have a good stock of medical supplies and my neighbor know how to do IV's and other things. He was a medic in the military.
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    The little airline bottles of booze are a good barter item, if you can get them at a good price. .22lr ammo has been known as ballistic wampum in some circles for years. Salt will be worth it's weight in gold(or close to it) if we are reduced to solely a barter economy. Leather work gloves will be in high demand, along with hand tools. Eggs will fetch a premium, as will fresh milk, fruits and vegetables. Think of those things that your grandparents valued that are in limited supply today.
    Take away the soap box, take away the ballot box and all that's left is the cartridge box.

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    I personally wouldn't trade guns/ammo...how do you know those items won't be used against you??? They could load that ammo you just traded them and shoot you in the back. People need to really think before they do.

    Precious Metals are good for rebuilding, but if things really get bad, you cannot eat silver/gold, so it's not high on my list.

    I would concentrate on items that people use everyday, such as food and water...hell feminine hygiene products would serve you well.

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    I'm more of a proactive kind of guy...I could knock chicks up then they won't need rags.
    Hi, how's your mental health?

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