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Excess Stock Barter List

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posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 05:43 AM
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Here is yet another type of list, it was created by American survivalists who have looked into what will have BARTER value when currency (paper) becomes worthless. Personally I would have probablt had fuel ( gasoline and diesel) up in the top ten, but what the heck?. So its highly likely anything you have somehow got to much of may be a useful currency in its own right .


Top 100

1. Generators

2. Water Filters/Purifiers

3. Portable Toilets

4. Seasoned Firewood (About $100+ per cord; wood takes 6 - 12 mos. to
become dried, for home uses.)

5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps

6. Coleman Fuel

7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots

8. Hand-Can openers & hand egg beaters, whisks.

9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugars

10. Rice - Beans - Wheat

11. Vegetable oil (for cooking)

12. Charcoal & Lighter fluid

13. Water containers

14. Mini Heater head (Propane)

15. Grain Grinder (hand-operated, Non-electric)

16. Propane Cylinders

17. Survival Guides

18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term
lighting is difficult.)

19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula/ointments/aspirin, etc

20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)

21. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)

22. Vitamins

23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder

24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products

25. Thermal underwear (Tops and bottoms)

26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets & Wedges (also, honing oil)

27. Aluminum foil Reg. & Hvy. Duty

28. Gasoline containers (Plastic or Metal)

29. Garbage bags (Impossible to have too many.)

30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, paper towels (Also impossible to have too much).

31. Milk - Powdered & Condensed (Shake liquid every 3 to 4 months.)

32. Garden seeds (Non-hybrid)

33. Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST)

34. Coleman's Pump Repair Kit: 1(800) 835-3278

35. Tuna Fish

36. Fire extinguishers

37. First aid kits

38. Batteries

39. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies

40. BIG DOGS (and plenty of dog food)

41. Flour, yeast & salt

42. Matches "Strike Anywhere" are best. Boxed, wooden matches will go
first.

43. Writing paper/pads/pencils/solar calculators

44. Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in
Wintertime)

45. Workboots, belts, Levis & durable shirts

46. Flashlights/LIGHTSTICKS & torches.

47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (Jot down ideas, feelings,
experiences, preserve Historic times!)

48. Garbage cans, Plastic

49. Men's Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail
clippers,etc

50. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)

51. Fishing supplies/tools

52. Mosquito coils/repellent sprays/creams

53. Duct tape

54. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes

55. Candles

56. Laundry detergent (Liquid)

57. Backpacks & Duffle bags

58. Garden tools & supplies

59. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies

60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.

61. Bleach

62. Canning supplies (Jars/lids/wax)

63. Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel

64. Bicycles...Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc.

65. Sleeping bags & blankets/pillows/mats

66. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)

67. Board Games Cards, Dice

68. d-Con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer

69. Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets

70. Paper plates/cups/utensils

71. Baby Wipes, oils, waterless & Anti-bacterial soap.

72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.

73. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)

74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)

75. Soysauce, vinegar, boullions/gravy/soup base

76. Reading glasses

77. Hot Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)

78. "Survival-in-a-Can" type kits.

79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens

80. Boy Scout Handbook (also, Leader's Catalog)

81. Roll-on Window Insulation Kits

82. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky

83. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts

84. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)

85. Lumber (all types)

86. Wagons & carts (for transport to & from open Flea markets)

87. Cots & Inflatable mattresses (for extra guests)

88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.

89. Lantern Hangers

90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws, nuts & bolts

91. Teas

92. Coffee

93. Cigarettes

94. Wine/Liquors

95. Paraffin wax

96. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.

97. Chewing gum/candies

98. Atomizers & spray bottles (for cooling/bathing)

99. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs

100. Goats/chickens




posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 03:39 PM
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That's not a list, that's a warehouse!


Oh can-openers, there's a story...

I've destroyed about six in the last 12 months. I've nearly killed for them.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 05:11 PM
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Originally posted by Nirgal
That's not a list, that's a warehouse!


Oh can-openers, there's a story...

I've destroyed about six in the last 12 months. I've nearly killed for them.


Pay some cash and get a good one, Farber or such. Well worth the extra cash. But i have one on my key chain. Check out the surplus military, or camping stores, and look for them, about a buck a piece, i've had mine for about 3 years now.. handy as heck. Little fold type. Worth its price in gold.
Wish i would have grabed several but i'm sure you can find them on ebay.

Just checked, yup you can... Search it for Pocket Can
opene r



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 05:30 PM
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Oh, I have two of those in my kit.

I was referring to household can-openers.
I'm starting to think I'm developing Geller-esque powers.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 10:39 PM
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reply to post by severdsoul
 

Wow! What a ripoff. I can get P-38's for 35 cents, and P-51's for 50 cents at my local army navy store. And if you buy so much stuff they throw them in for free.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 12:22 AM
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I didnt think I would post to this thread. While the list NR posted is complete down to the dotted i, I must ask, how many of us are planning to barter if we had a list as complete as this?

If you plan ahead this much, bartering wont be of a whole lot of us need to do, aside for physical labor.

If you arent one of the few who actually stock up on extras as are on this list and store them, a simple piece of advice. Find one or two items that you can easily stockpile, that you think people in sit-x will want and buy tons of it. Cigarettes, toilet paper, booze, matches. Stuff that is very inexpensive, can be stored long term easily, things people will want, and things you can use and replenish your stocks.

Not everyone plans all-out for TEOTWAWKI, and who knows, maybe they are right. But if you stock up on a few simple items, at least you will be viable in the bartering world.

Also, I agree Annubis, $2.25 for 3 P-51's plus shipping is crazy. Get to know your military sulplus guy and you will have them coming out of your ears for nothing.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 05:46 AM
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Originally posted by salchanra
I didnt think I would post to this thread. While the list NR posted is complete down to the dotted i, I must ask, how many of us are planning to barter if we had a list as complete as this?

If you plan ahead this much, bartering wont be of a whole lot of us need to do, aside for physical labor.

If you arent one of the few who actually stock up on extras as are on this list and store them, a simple piece of advice. Find one or two items that you can easily stockpile, that you think people in sit-x will want and buy tons of it. Cigarettes, toilet paper, booze, matches. Stuff that is very inexpensive, can be stored long term easily, things people will want, and things you can use and replenish your stocks.

Not everyone plans all-out for TEOTWAWKI, and who knows, maybe they are right. But if you stock up on a few simple items, at least you will be viable in the bartering world.

Also, I agree Annubis, $2.25 for 3 P-51's plus shipping is crazy. Get to know your military sulplus guy and you will have them coming out of your ears for nothing.


I dont for one second seriously think any of us will build up a huge great supply of stuff to barter, I know I wont, the point of the list I think is, Say for example you lurve Cawfee, so why not keep a couple of extra jars, not only for yourself, but push comes to shove another cawfeeaholic may trade you something you need for one of your spare jars. Same with something like a bit of extra diesel, or a brick of .22 ( 5.56) mm LR rounds, or a few packets extra of powdered anti biotics. this list is NOT a shopping list my old chum, Its a list of things to keep an eye on, nothing more. Nicad batteries, Salt, Tobacco, Sewing kit, Sanitary towels, Baby Formula, etc you dont really need to store it, but you should make a note of where you have seen a pile of it that could be salvaged and traded.
Greatest respects, I'm glad you pulled me up on that. Star for you sir
NR

[edit on 21-3-2009 by Northern Raider]



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 05:48 AM
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BTW ladies if you dont have a tin opener on your multi tool you need shooting
Says he who spent 20 minutes looking for a pair of small scissors in vain, just for his son to say " But Dad I thought you had scissors on your multi tool" )


[edit on 21-3-2009 by Northern Raider]



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 05:59 AM
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Not sure if it's bartering value but since there is pencils and journals on the list I think there should also be film cameras.
What you need is a good film camera that uses little or no power and only for light metering. Stock of film and spare batteries also. Then you need developers for the film, photopaper and developers for that.
Not only a good tool for journals and recording historic events, but also for insurgency intelligence purposes.


[Edit] I'm talking about B&W film of course, when you start doing color it gets abit complicated


[edit on 21/3/2009 by PsykoOps]



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 10:16 PM
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Originally posted by Northern Raider

I dont for one second seriously think any of us will build up a huge great supply of stuff to barter, I know I wont, the point of the list I think is, Say for example you lurve Cawfee, so why not keep a couple of extra jars, not only for yourself, but push comes to shove another cawfeeaholic may trade you something you need for one of your spare jars.
[edit on 21-3-2009 by Northern Raider]


I agree my friend. I cant imagine anyone who posts here to actually go out and stock up on "extras" plus what is on this list in any sort of great fashion. We arent a government body and we work, therefore cant spend insane ammounts of money to gather 5 generators just in case.

Coffee would be a great thing to stock up on for barter purposes. I like coffee, and wont trade a spoonfull. However, I like toilet paper. Everyone likes toilet paper. Therefore, I have a plan to aquire around 5000 rolls of it. Im about 1/4 of the way there. Even if nothing ever happens, and I replenish my stocks, I personally will never run out.


Imagine, trading toilet paper for bullets or gold.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 10:51 PM
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RE: toilet tissue

If you want to get the most for less, get some from your local commercial paper company. It's not the best, but hey, your just going to flush it. I think my company pays around $20 for a huge box of 50 rolls or so.


Also, a topic I have considered starting a separate thread on, is medicine.

(disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and noone should construe any information provided as medical advice under any circumstances)

You can get most common antibiotics from veterinary supply stores. If you want to buy for mammals, you have to have a prescription, but for fish, you can walk in and get the same drugs cash and carry. There are also tons of cheap places online as well. As long as it's pharmaceutical grade(will be marked USP in the US) then it's human grade stuff.

Fish meds

These are most of the common antibiotics used for mammals as well as fish.

The cyclines are what are used to treat anthrax. Mostly Doxycycline I think, but tetra cycline as well maybe?



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 04:19 AM
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Originally posted by salchanra

Originally posted by Northern Raider

I dont for one second seriously think any of us will build up a huge great supply of stuff to barter, I know I wont, the point of the list I think is, Say for example you lurve Cawfee, so why not keep a couple of extra jars, not only for yourself, but push comes to shove another cawfeeaholic may trade you something you need for one of your spare jars.
[edit on 21-3-2009 by Northern Raider]


I agree my friend. I cant imagine anyone who posts here to actually go out and stock up on "extras" plus what is on this list in any sort of great fashion. We arent a government body and we work, therefore cant spend insane ammounts of money to gather 5 generators just in case.

Coffee would be a great thing to stock up on for barter purposes. I like coffee, and wont trade a spoonfull. However, I like toilet paper. Everyone likes toilet paper. Therefore, I have a plan to aquire around 5000 rolls of it. Im about 1/4 of the way there. Even if nothing ever happens, and I replenish my stocks, I personally will never run out.


Imagine, trading toilet paper for bullets or gold.


I stopped using toilet paper and changed to using baby wipes as they are more hygienic and have more useful applications than just cleaning ones BUM



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