posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 12:36 PM
reply to post by Oldtimer2
30,000 assorted pain killers? How on earth did you assemble that? That will certainly come in handy.
As far as what to stock up on for disaster, think about what you use every day, what you take for granted. Its the simple things that will mean alot.
Yes, things like guns/bullets will have their place, but most people will miss the little things that provide a little relief from the insanity and
sadness. Maybe you can quilt, everyone loves a warm blanket, warm cookies are good, as would be tea and coffee. In a depression people will be
looking for a shot of their past normalcy and peace, the ability to offer that will be worth alot.
As for a complete collapse. Thats something different entirely. A depression is hard economic times, there are still goods, but less money to
purchase them. An economic collapse means the trucks with the supplies stop running. Totally different set of rules and conditions. Obviously food
and potable water will mean everything. But is that something you would be willing to part with? I wouldnt, and I'm very well stocked up. If
people dont have food or water, they arent going to be around very long, and therefore why waste time trading other items with them? For the people
with the basics, again, anything that betters their circumstances and helps them either survive or give a reprive. Alcohol comes to mind, easily
raised animals (chickens, rabbits).
The idea is to make sure you are taken care of first and foremost, double or tripple everything you use regularly, if a good deal for your items comes
along, take it, if not, you are still on top.
As for what I would trade for in a collapse system? Books I dont have, products better that what I can make, and physical labor. I'm only one body,
if someone offers to cut wood or plow a field, thats high on my list.