Selco's Guide to What You Should REALLY Store for Trade and Barter
Discussions about trade and usage of trade are great because sooner or later when SHTF, you'll find yourself in a situation to be involved in a trade.
Now this sentence above sounds great and you may think: "OK, let's just store a whole bunch of items for trade".
But what items?
Then you may look for info what is going to be missing once when SHTF and you may find out that (eventually) everything going to be gone and missing once when SHTF really bad.
So it is not about what is gonna be gone when SHTF when it comes to trade. It is much more about what makes sense to have stored for trade.
But since the whole trade topic got pretty much "hijacked" from the fiction industry, there are a lot of myths there, so let's start from some common sense ideas first.
When you should trade during SHTF?
The answer is pretty weird and paradoxical.
The answer is that you should not trade, or you should avoid trade because the process is dangerous because it involves usually unknown people during a prolonged event where there is no law and order.
In a more serious event, it is one more level up in danger. It is an event where there is no law and order and there are clear signs that law and order are not coming back any time soon.
So, again you are involved in a process where you are holding valuable resources and showing them to another group of people in a time where there is no punishment from the system for the folks who want to shoot you because of those resources.
So it is very simple why trade should be avoided.
Since it is going to be impossible, here is what you are going to do for a start: