posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 05:39 PM
Good barter commodities are nice to have hard to make yourself items.
The obvious easiest to obtain and trade ones will be tobacco, alcohol, other drugs and spices. Next desired will be Hygiene items like soap, TP,
combs, and toothpaste. Vegetable and herb seeds, matches and cheap lighters, batteries, inexpensive ammunition and jewelery would always be "money"
in a SHTF situation.
Also plain bleach is a dirt cheap and VERY effective water purifier that could be traded as small bottles for almost anything else in a very ugly shtf
situation. Dose to use is 2 drops per quart in a closed bottle for 1 hour of time. Pool shock chlorinator powder (pure calcium hypochlorite) is also a
longer life version of bleach that works very well. Dose is 1/8 teaspoon per 10 liters of water.