reply to post by 00nunya00
Among the essential treasures you should have for survival are the Foxfire books -- there's a whole series of them. Basically, these books contain
instructions on "How To" slaughter a hog, make soap, candles, rope, cloth, tanning leather, etc. -- knowledge saved from a pre-Industrial world
where little was store-bought.
You either home-made or did without. This is knowledge from people who did not have much money (our money will be worthless in a collapse) and used
barter. Hope you have some small denomination pre-1965 US silver coins.
There's a book entitled "Stillroom Cookery" by Grace Firth published in 1977. GF grew up with old people who knew how to do things the old Pioneer
way. This book is "How To" make your own cheeses, wines, cure meats and more. Should be on every survivalist bookshelf.
Suggest you learn how to raise rabbits & guinea pigs for easy, cheap meat. Breed quickly. Among the ancient Incas, guinea pig was actually a delicacy.
Still eaten in South America. Tastes like pork. Rabbit tastes like chicken. Skins can be used.
Good luck. If things get really bad for a long time, I'm pretty sure I will not be among the survivors.