posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 10:48 PM
I feel you, Ive used barter successfully myself before too, but i still gota say there's a reason why people have used currency for (probably) all of
What you can stock for survival situations is just high valuable commodities like bullets, oil and tobacco that can be broken into small parts and
traded easily as opposed to something like a rifle, which is harder to trade a whole for.
I've played barter games and it gets hard to barter after awhile.
Classic example, You walk one farm over with your 50 lbs. of bacon to trade for 5 barrels of corn.. The neighbor just bartered with someone and
already has bacon but he's missing out on alcohol, which you heard is five farms over. you travel through the forest lugging 50 lbs of bacon and
everythiing else you travel with to find the alcohol holder is vegetarian but needs some oil which you heard something about 5 farms over in the
opposite direction... etc. etc.