The Most Sought After Bartering Items During a Crisis

  • April 28, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Most survivalists tend to think in terms of the immediate items that they’ll need in the event of a disaster. This includes things like water, food, ways to make fire, first aid items, etc. These are obviously items that you’ll want to start off with; however, have you ever considered acquiring and/or stockpiling items that may be in high demand in the event of a crisis?

The real power in your personal long-term survival goals will come from the items you have that everyone needs. They’ll be worth their weight in gold. Chances are you haven’t thought of everything but if you have a few items intended specifically for bartering then you’ll be much better off than most people.

Che, Organizer of The Ontario Prepper Survival Network, is going to share his personal list of over 30 items that he's acquired specifically for bartering purposes! We’re also going to explore what other ‘popular’ preppers throughout the community are doing in terms of their bartering efforts.

The irony is that some of these items are very easy to acquire (now) but may not be if a disaster occurs. Some of them are relatively cheap as well. Others will take some ingenuity and perhaps some basic skills – but will make you the most popular person for blocks.

Having bartering items can turn someone that is surviving into someone that is thriving in the event of a disaster.

The question of how we’ll get to a stage within society where we’ll be able to barter is a whole discussion in itself. That’s why we're going to open up the discussion to allow the group to share their thoughts on items they may acquire for bartering, the safest way to go about bartering (such a thing?), and a debate on what everyone feels may be the most popular items for bartering.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I didn't get your name but you were asking about safety of planting a vegetable garden above a septic bed. The news group [masked] hosts discussions from people with vast experience in gardening and farming from around the world. The person who started this group, Steve Solomon, author of "gardening when it counts: growing food in hard times" favours the use of human manure to enrich the soil. I'm sure if you post your question, you'll receive your answers.

    April 29, 2013

    • Colleen

      Thanks Tina! It was Andre who asked the question. I think he RSVPd through OPSN. I will send him an email with the info you just posted.

      1 · April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    interesting talk, thanks for making it interactive

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately my car died so I won't be going anywhere for a couple days.

    April 28, 2013

    • Colleen

      Sorry to hear that...I know how that feels. Some good news for you though...I took photos of the slides and will have them posted by tomorrow evening! Please check back then :)

      April 28, 2013

  • Colleen

    Thanks Che! That was a very comprehensive, well thought out and planned presentation! It planted some seeds for what are going to be my next steps. There was also good discussion happening between members. Excellent meetup!

    April 28, 2013

  • Paul

    it's too far for me to cycle out to richmond hill, can anyone pick me up lakeshore+islington area?

    April 10, 2013

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  • Colleen
    Surthrivalist
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  • Che
    Organizer for the Ontario Prepper Survival Network
    Event Host
  • Sue
  • Doug G.
    Woodslore Instructor
  • A former member

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