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posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 04:55 PM
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I have not been in the survival forum for some time, but wanted to share a few tips on bartering and how this can in act be essential in any situation. Most survival folks know very well what they are good at and skills vary from person to person, but many of us have skills that we are not aware of or think that we cannot do ourselves, so I would like to share a few easy steps and tips that we can all learn. Thank you.

Just to add, bartering is an exchange of skills or products so I will add both that can help others and in return help you.

Here is a simple PDF that can be copied and store or even printed and kept safe for emergencies, everything from bloody noses to burns, its only 2 pages


www.realsimple.com...



Here 700+ yes 700+ uses for old things. There are many that dont have much, dont throw that away, you can turn something old into something new


www.realsimple.com...



Build your own solar stove from the basic version to the most sophisticated.

solarcooking.org...



Here is the basic idea of the rocket stove, I will leave the video so you can come up with your own ideas





Here is a wonderful blog for those that live in apartments, and still want to grow their own.

www.urbanorganicgardener.com...

I will be adding more in a few, I wanted this to start, and see if there was anything else that others wanted to share or if there were any questions if you need anything I will do my best to try to find it.

Peace, NRE.




posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 05:09 PM
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With these economic times, many are facing right now. I think this is an important thread. I use bartering as a regular tool in my life. It's a win-win situation for all involved.

Nothing makes a person feel better, than a good and fair bartering session. I know, some people I've bartered with, could have never spent the money on the things they got from me....they don't feel bad about themselves because they did an honest trade for what they wanted.

I hope that someone starts up community *Barter Barns* where people can bring what they have to offer.Perhaps pay a small fee for a booth or spot, much like our Farmer's Markets. But, all being barter items.

Des



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 05:14 PM
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I myself barter goods for things as well. I am currently starting up my own business selling food, and dont have money for both product and supplies, so I offer free food to people to eat at work and share free with others as a form of advertisement, it is going well.

Some of the things that I presented are self starting but also teach others the same skill. If 3 people live on the same floor of an apartment building and dont have room for many things they can each grow three and divide it, this can drastically lower the price for food, and are healthier alternatives as well.

Peace, NRE.



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 05:23 PM
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There are also many that find themselves at home, I am trying to help promote home schooling/daycare to mothers that are home. Many parents are working just to pay for babysitting alone, but this is an alternative to a group where one can help with the children, and get a substantial amount, while homeschooling, there are programs that cost less than a weeks salary for programs that offer all levels and ages the same or even better than regular school, and thats for a year of the program.

For example....

A mother already at home with her children can take more children and parents can pay with either money/food/barter/furniture or anything that the mother needs, This will help with money that parents pay for their children at school or daycare alone. Each parent can bring a food item, or supplies that can be shared amongst all, and build a community for parents and children alike.

By the way this may seem like alot for one person, but this will also help the individual as the parents will also alternate when they are available to give the mom a break with her children as well. This will be helpful as the parents and children will already be accustomed to being together.

This is still a work in progress but hopefully I am explaining it correctly.

Peace, NRE.



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 05:31 PM
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Originally posted by Destinyone
reply to post by NoRegretsEver
 


With these economic times, many are facing right now. I think this is an important thread. I use bartering as a regular tool in my life. It's a win-win situation for all involved.

Nothing makes a person feel better, than a good and fair bartering session. I know, some people I've bartered with, could have never spent the money on the things they got from me....they don't feel bad about themselves because they did an honest trade for what they wanted.

I hope that someone starts up community *Barter Barns* where people can bring what they have to offer.Perhaps pay a small fee for a booth or spot, much like our Farmer's Markets. But, all being barter items.

Des


Des, I have to say, there has not been a topic I have not disagreed with you on thus far in my many years on ATS and this does not seem to be one either. BIG star for you maam.

I agree that things that I wanted, I have bartered for over the years. Thank you Craigslist! (BEWARE RIPOFFS)

Most people have "junk" that they deem worthless, but trade for something they want or need. I think this is great. Some have even traded repeatedly for things they wanted/needed they they could not trade for with the items they had. I traded a late model 400 watt car amp and speakers for cash and a dehydrator, which was traded for many other things, along the way, that resulted in a beautiful kitchen (counter tops and cupboards) for my wife. However, I had to buy the refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher.
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posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 07:30 PM
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There are just some things that are necessary for survival, and everyone has a skill... everyone. this is the same way that people become rich, they use something that they are good at and gain monies for it, in this sense you are gaining something more than that.

I do hope that one day there will be more communities like this, I know of a few here in the midwest, but I am from NYC and am trying to get people in the city to have the same mindset, I think that it can really flourish there.

Peace, NRE.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 02:34 PM
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I wanted to give this a bump, with those out there having a hard time, maybe we can add somethings that may be helpful.

BTW, I added things that can be used in a survival situation, but can also be used to barter things such as food, or old items around the house that you can make things out of, something old into something new.

Peace, NRE.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 02:41 PM
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Also here are a few link of other threads I have done over the years that have plenty of info.

The Do It Yourself Thread (for SHTF Scenario)
www.abovetopsecret.com...


Bartering, getting OFF the grid, Mini homes! Oh My!
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Bartering. Can your skill help you survive?
www.abovetopsecret.com...


Peace, NRE.



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 07:49 AM
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With these economic times, many are facing right now. I think this is an important thread. I use bartering as a regular tool in my life. It's a win-win situation for all involved.


Indeed.

We have a few main skills/things we barter with...
1) We have land that can host an animal
2) We have saddles, tack gear, that we can trade for other things (like advertising, etc.)
3) We make professionally decorated cakes, and trade often with those.
4) We can paint murals

We've paid for a few home improvements this way, etc.





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