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    Top 12 Barter Items To Stock Up On Now

    Just some simple good ones to think about.

    1. SPAM – Available in numerous flavorings and packed with valuable protein. There is little doubt it would be highly desired in any kind of a food shortage. It is pre-packaged in smaller, tradable quantities.

    2. Toilet Paper – explanation not needed.

    3. Candles – Candles provide those in need with light, fire, and warmth. While very inexpensive now the demand and corresponding value in more desperate times will rise dramatically.

    4. Alcohol – While some may find the inclusion of drinkable alcohol morally wrong it remains a fact that a shortage of supply will increase its value.

    5. Flashlight & Batteries – Grid down the night will be…well…very dark. There are very inexpensive LED flashlights that run on a single AA alkaline battery. Perfect for bartering.

    6. Matches – Matches packed in 32 count boxes will be worth their weight in gold. Small in size these boxes may be a form of currency at some point.

    7. First Aid Supplies – Triple antibiotic ointment, band-aids, antibiotics, etc. will be very valuable. Purchasing multiples of small general purpose first aid kits would be an excellent pre-packaged barter item. Cough/multi-symptom flu medicine during seasonal sickness times extremely valuable.

    8. Cordage – A variety of cordage from twine to rope would be beneficial. If I had to choose one type it would be para-cord due to its cost and strength.

    9. Bar Soap – Bar soap goes a long way and does a great job cleaning the body. Extremely inexpensive combined with a great shelf life soap is a fantastic barter item.

    10. Feminine Hygiene Products – ’nuff said.

    11. Water Filters – Individual water filters such as the LifeStraw and Sawyer Mini Water Filter will be extremely valuable should clean running water cease. Larger family-size filters such as the Big Berkey and the LifeStraw Family.

    12. Hard Candy – Something so simple will have high demand on the barter market. What an incredible treat to have – or get for someone you love – when it is no longer manufactured.

    While this list suggests these 12 items as high-value bartering tools they are not alone. There are countless valuable items that could take the place of any of those listed above.

    What other items would you suggest?
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    Hot sauce - can make even a dog turd taste good.

    socks/underwear- seriously. you can never have enough.

    Wet naps/anti-bacteria wipes

    Knives, get as many knives as you can. any purpose too.
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    Ammo, in calibers most people would have guns for.

    .22 RF
    .30-30
    .308
    5.56
    7.62x39
    .38 SPL
    .357 Mag.
    .44 Mag
    .45 auto
    12 ga.
    20 ga.
    .410
    .30-06
    To name just a few.
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    * Salt.

    * Individually wrapped, and unopened bic lighters.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BISHOP View Post
    * Salt.

    * Individually wrapped, and unopened bic lighters.


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    And, strike anywhere matches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alismith View Post
    And, strike anywhere matches.
    can you guys get those where you are at, I havent seen them in years and was told it was because they were reclassified hazmat so it wasn't worth it to ship them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAPOTS View Post
    can you guys get those where you are at, I havent seen them in years and was told it was because they were reclassified hazmat so it wasn't worth it to ship them.
    They're still in WalMarts around here. Most grocery stores have them, too, but you have to look hard to find them as they don't carry large quantities anymore.
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    The strike anywhere matches are great to stock up on.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=stri...utf-8&oe=utf-8
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