posted on May, 16 2009 @ 09:30 AM
Hello everyone. I'm not sure a SitX will ever happen but i decided to be careful,i buy extra food to last over a month and just rotate new stuff
with old. That way i don't waste money, however if anything ever happened i wonder what the ultimate trading resource would be? People mention
spices, oils, soaps and other things. However i think salt is the ultimate tradable resource and here is why.
Firstly salt never goes bad. Take a load of salt, store it in large food grade plastic containers and it really will last your entire life. I use
glass for anything i store not plastic and it's just as good. Spices and herbs, whilst good will eventually break down even if they're stored in
glass jars. They become weaker and weaker as time goes by. Plant oils break down in at most a few years, soap only really has one use etc.
Salt on the other hand has a multitude of uses! From preserving food, to treating mouth ulcers, flavouring dishes and cleaning out wounds, salt is so
precious wars have been fought over it. I know there were also the spice wars but again, spices don't last as long as salt
On top of all that think of how cheap salt is! You can buy a sack of the damn stuff for minimal cost. So yeah salt is i think the ultimate tradable