This is a discussion on Bartering Goods within the Prepper Tools forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by John Galt Really??? while I haven't read many of your posts on different threads the posts I have read tend to make ...
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Last edited by A Watchman; 10-16-2017 at 03:51 PM.
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I feel that barter won't really exist for a long time (1-5 years). I can't see trusting anyone
during the first year until the great die off is done. Maybe sometime after that society will
stabilize enough to make barter possible. Another reason to make friends with other
preppers and form some kind of group even if it is not a commune.
I don't plan on bartering, unless it is with a known group, and even then...
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I'm hoping when SHTF that I can barter mainly to help people who haven't prepared, maybe trade for something I may not specifically need, but something that may be useful further along the lines, just in the hope that I can help others out in the short term.
I'm thinking the main things I would be trading would likely be food, water, medical supplies, etc... basically the basics.
In return for maybe skills people have, or just generally an extra pair of hands to help do any work at the time.
I live in the UK so I don't feel the early days will be quite as bad as we have tight gun control at the moment so it would likely take a little bit of time for lots of weapons to flood the country meaning people would likely barter more.
I know I'm quite an optimistic person when it comes to humanity and I honestly think the majority of people will try to help each other when shtf, however I do also know there will be a lot of people who will do anything to get anything as well.
Some things you can stock up on that others don't consider are magazines of various capacities for barter as well as cleaning patches, cleaning kits, lubes, and solvents. Also you can stockpile things like condoms and women hygiene products.
Not too crazy about the idea of trading firearm accessories. As to the other items mentioned, I think they would be good trades.
Some Items I have stocked for barter:
Feminine hygiene products
Used boots in many sizes
Lot's of possibilities but for the money I'd go with a 50 pack of BIC lighters. Amazon.com
Knowledge is good too but once taught is out of your hands.
Got more cash? Buy more lighters and fish antibiotics. Several threads on antibiotics on this forum.
Ability to make fire and lifesaving meds will rule supreme. Booze and tobacco will be a close 2nd.
Last edited by Ayn Rand; 01-02-2018 at 08:55 PM.
Nobody can but away everything... do all preppers have the right stuff for ringworm, repair a bullet hole in their waterline, replace their water pump....
if I do not have what the other person wants then hopefully we can reach an agreement on silver, beans, flour, ammo.....
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