After all, a potential nuclear war or EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) attack should never interfere with the memories being collected in the new pages of the scrapbook album. Still, if you have the time to tear yourself away from the "holiday treadmill," you may wish to consider taking some actions that may benefit you later on.
Gathering supplies is one of the hallmarks of the modern prepper and survivalist. We are going to suggest a few that have dual roles: for barter (primary) and for use (secondary). That being said, many of us are short on storage space and are looking to find preps that serve multiple purposes will help you make the most of the space you have. Now, there are some of you that may not agree with adding these preps, but then again, that is your choice. They are being presented here as another option for you to pursue. We're going to list those reasons behind each: primary will be "barter" with an explanation, and a secondary (your personal use) will be explained.
6 Multi-Purpose Preps You Need In Your Prepper Supplies
Cigarettes: About 5 to 10 cartons, staggered between your most popular types (such as Marlboro, Camel, etc. You can also purchase tobacco in bulk qualities and repackage it in Mylar bags for long-term storage. Primary: For use as barter. Especially for those who do not smoke, they can be a "gold mine" to obtain something from those who do smoke. Secondary: Tobacco has medical use as an anti-helminthic (fights worms) and also a peripheral vasoconstrictor. It can be used as a bug repellant on plants when the nicotine is extracted by soaking it in alcohol and then sprayed.