posted on Jan, 18 2016 @ 10:47 PM
Stock up on alcohol as a trade item. Go with distilled spirits.
And since you're planning to trade it away, get the cheapest grade possible. Customers won't be willing to pay a premium for quality when the world
goes to hell. If a bottle of booze trades for 10 lb of flour, then nobody is going to give you double for a single malt scotch in a collector's
It's a general rule of barter: quality will get lost in the shuffle. A gun is a gun, unless its loaded. booze = booze. Traders often lack any
means of "making change." Even if they could make change with a few 22lr cartridges, they aren't about to tell you that.
Diamonds and other high end investments are terrible barter items. You'd have to be an expert to tell the real diamonds from clear quartz. And who
can tell if that Elvis plate is truly an Franklin Mint original? But the basics, life flour, gasoline, cigarettes and chocolate, anybody can tell if
those are good or not.
Things I stock up on for trade:
bandages in sterile packaging
adapters for LPG tank-to-camp-stove
22lr ammo and 9mm ammo
solar/ crank radios
edit on 18/1/2016 by redempsh because: (no reason given)