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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    In building some small/medium solar applications, I've been surprised at how much equipment, specifically-sized to the job, is required to make solar power happen. For example, solar charge controllers are cheap-as-dirt (in the lower amp ranges) but they're absolutely necessary for most...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have found bartering items vary from one region to another. In Miami, FL The items i have found that are good to barter with are: Fruits, Coffee Salt Ladies items, What are some of the thing you have ?
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I hear a lot about people stocking up on liquor for it's multiple post-EOTWAWKI uses, particularly trading (also as fuel for vehicles, improvised Molotov cocktails, disinfectant, anesthetic, etc). What are some other things that could easily be traded in a primitive setting? I've thought about...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Once I secure enough for my family + extra for the lazy types that I'm sure will come along, I plan on store items for barter in case of a long term breakdown. Items I've though of: - Toilet Paper - Tampons - Pregnancy Kits - .22LR - 12g shotshells - Baby Wipes - Diapers What are your barter...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Thanks in advance for reading this thread. I've been reading your fine website for about three weeks now. I've always had a bit of general prep (Mostly involving snagging my backpacking backpack), but I'm beginning to realize how more in-depth preparation is necessary. Most importantly...
  6. Urban Survival
    Of course, when society collapses after the EMP/nuclear war/global epidemic/-insert other disaster here- happens, money will be a distant memory. And what can't be found, grown, made or stolen will have to be traded for. But what to trade? I believe vital things for bartering - with anyone who...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    New member today. The thread on "what items to barter" got me thinking. Bartering and price negotiating is a skill, similar to hunting or woodworking. We've all seen and posted in threads about how a gun or bow is useless for hunting if you don't practice and know what a deer looks like or...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was stationed in Afghanistan near the Pakistan border. Which was a largely lawless warzone, and the people were largely illiterate. My wife and friends would send me care packages for me and my team. We had more toileteries than any of us could humanly use during our tour. We had a Gem...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A few items to stock up on that might help for trades would be the little soaps and shampoos from hotels and places of the such. You can always pick up tooth paste and brushes and other products at hotels at no extra cost. Also, little baby liquor bottles of jack, rum and other things that are...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Quite frequently the talk of trading comes up around here, and the more I think about the various possible post PAW scenarios, the more I think that trading will be a very difficult thing to do. In my personal situation for example, while I'm on friendly terms with my neighbors, they're not my...
  11. Financial Forum
    So last night I went out to dinner with my boss and after a few drinks I asked her her opinion about all this end of the world 2012 stuff. Well somehow the conversation switched to what is worth what when **** hits the fan. From there the conversation actually became interesting and she made...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    We have reusable cloth diapers with the waterproof outer layer and little snaps that allow them to be adjusted from infant to toddler. They are not that convenient and we use disposable diapers instead. Once the kids don't need themI think I will keep them around as a potential bartering item...
  13. Financial Forum
    No not another one of those threads. Just saw on a local gun forum where someone is looking to trade his silver for a pistol or longrifle. Has anyone else seen anything like this of late? Just curios.
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This post was inspired by a post I read the other day on here about bartering. I took all that was said about skills and made a list of what skills would be good to have and ensure self preservation (example, the doctor is probably going to be pretty safe from harm), and a list of seeds I would...
  15. Financial Forum
    You HAVE GOT to be kidding me. What's next?????:mad: http://www.examiner.com/finance-examiner-in-national/federal-government-seeking-to-make-forms-of-bartering-illegal-after-court-ruling
  16. Urban Survival
    Just wondering what others stock up on to use for bartering. I need to know what YOU have so I don't get stuck without it and have to buy it from you for a small portion of my soul and an ounce of gold...LOL. Hopefully in TEOTWAWKI situation, most of my neighbors are gone. I see a few...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was just talking with a friend about some of the old Black Talon ammo I have. when they were banning it, i started buying a bunch of it up, even in calibers I didn't & still don't own. I also have a some ammo I had loaded for my uncle that I don't shoot, but he got killed, and now it's just...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Over the last year I've been gradullay building up my supplies for self sufficient living no matter what the circumstances. I had almost nothing when I started. I just made lists, endless lists, and started ticking stuff off. Now, there are still numerous things that are a bit on the largish...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What are the best items to stock up on for bartering in the future ?? seeds, weapons, ammunition, knives, livestock, seeds ???
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Considering all the scenarios out there I dont think bartering is a stretch. It is very possible that bartering will be very popular. Whether it happens at your home in a common public place whatever I can see this being the beginnings of a new economy or public trade. Especially if paper money...
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