Good post! I think these are good ideas for bartering. People always want their cigs, look at prisons and soldiers in war time. I was always amazed
to see a photo of a soldier, in the middle of a battle, with a cigarette in his mouth.
Pictures of WWII
More stress equals more smoking and drinking!
How long do cigarettes stay fresh? They might get stale before you can sell them. Go for the booze, it will last for decades! Hopefully the S
won't HTF and you can use to celebrate with.
I have been thinking of things I could buy now to barter with later. I just got a bunch of P-38 and P-51 can openers. Maybe I'll pick up some
flashlights at the dollar store later. I saw people buying huge packs of toilet paper after hurricane Ike, so I might want some of those. Disposable
lighters, Coleman fuel, and lamp mantels sound good. Personal hygiene products, shampoo, toothpaste, etc., from the dollar store will look good to
people if they've been without for a couple of weeks or more. Cooking oil, powdered drinks....
I work in a hospital, so it's easy to get things that are going to be thrown away like various kinds of gauze, water proof drapes, half used
antibiotic creams, partially used tape rolls, etc..
I would recommend that anyone who knows someone who works in a hospital, ask the person to bring you any items that will be thrown away.
Of course you'll need some way to protect your stuff.
You would think that people would have things stockpiled already in my area because of hurricanes, but they don't. Let a hurricane come in the Gulf
and ALL plywood and flashlights are sold out days in advance. I was in a store to pick up two items, hours before Ike hit and people were buying
MEAT. A lot of meat.