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    Team Gunsnet Silver 02/14 - Moderator recon's Avatar

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    Barter Items

    Poor Man’s Barter Items:
    Here are a few “poor man’s barter items” to get started with on any budget.

    Candles
    Fly swatters
    Insect spray
    Rat & mouse poison
    Rodent traps
    Scissors
    Needles
    Straight pins
    Safety pins
    Buttons
    Thread
    Elastic-material
    Dry beans
    Rice
    Noodles
    Flour
    Spices such as cinnamon, cloves, allspice, sage, parsley etc.
    Coffee
    Cooking Oil
    Coffee filters
    Pepper
    Sugar
    Salt
    Hand crank or manual can openers
    Canned food – any type
    Wooden, strike anywhere matches
    Old newspapers
    Wax for fire-starting
    Large cotton balls with soaked in petroleum jelly (also for starting fires)
    Bleach (or freshly made pool shock)
    Baby wipes (Note: these can be used to clean face, hands, arm pits, groin in case there is no water. If dried out, pour in a cup of water into container)
    Cocoa
    Baking Soda
    Coloring books & crayons
    Scrap paper
    Pencils
    Ballpoint pens
    Copy paper
    Lined notebook paper
    Tooth paste
    Toothbrushes
    Dental floss
    Combs
    Hard candy
    Hair brushes
    Disposable razors
    Nail clippers and files
    Feminine products
    Bars of soap
    Toilet paper
    Hair pins
    Cigarette lighters
    Tobacco seeds
    Aluminum foil
    Plastic sheeting
    Socks – all sizes & colors
    Shoe laces
    Reading glasses
    Garbage bags (can’t have too many)
    Brooms
    Dust pans
    Clothes pins
    Clothes lines
    Garbage cans
    Dryer Lint (to use as firestarter)
    Rope of any type
    Honey
    Popcorn
    Kool-aid
    Ibuprofen, Tylenol, and aspirin
    Essential oils
    Cough syrup
    Eye drops
    Band aids
    Laxatives
    Lip balm or chapstick
    Nails, nuts, bolts, & screws
    Heirloom garden seeds
    Fresh garden produce and herbs
    Herb plants
    Hand garden tools
    Two cycle oil
    Automotive oil and air filters
    Paperback books
    Plastic tarps
    Duct tape
    Fels naphtha bar soap
    Washing/laundry soda
    Borax
    Oxyclean
    Home made laundry detergent
    Garden compost
    Garden fertilizer
    Plastic tubs & containers
    Petroleum jelly (Vaseline)
    Buy It Cheap!
    Stack It Deep!

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    Team Guns Network Silver 04/2013 alismith's Avatar

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    Just what every hoarder needs...another reason to fill the house with more items....J/K

    Pretty good list of things most people wouldn't think of stocking up on.
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