posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 12:48 AM
I was playing Fallout 3 the other night and I suddenly started thinking about the kind of things that would be valuable during and after SitX. For the
purposes of this topic, we'll consider SitX to be an event that renders modern currency useless and returns society to a bartering system of
commerce. This could apply to both the complete destruction of money (due to war, impact events, etc.) or to black market trades (perhaps the
government controls what we are allowed to buy, making items considered contraband that much more valuable).
In any case, the obvious ran through my mind. Food, water, medicine, fuel, weapons, etc. We all knew these things and I would assume that a number of
people on this board already have some sort of stockpile of these items. These things, however, are not what this topic is about. In this topic, I
would like us to discuss various items that may be valuable in SitX, but aren't often (if ever) thought of as valuable. I have come up with a couple
I'm talking about your vodkas, whisk(e)ys, rums, tequilas, and liqueurs. Let's face it: alcohol is a popular pick-me-up, and I can only imagine how
popular it would be if the whole world went to hell. It would be an easy means of escape from the world and its troubles. Note that I don't include
beer and wines here because they would go bad very fast.
So many lists mention survival manuals, but what about novels? I don't know about you, but it would be a huge morale boost for me to be able to just
sit back and read. It would help take your mind of things and help kill time as well.
What does everyone else think? Feel free to comment on my ideas and add your own.