Bartering (Have --> Want)

It is extremely important to realize the value of maintaining a personal barter store. In an economic collapse, where the dollar will be nearly worthless, a number of non-monetary goods will be more valuable than a fistful of dollars (also read about the end times). It's also important to realize that it's unrealistic to be able to store enough of every item to account for every scenario for an extended period of time. Having something of value to others can get stuff that is of value to you. Additionally, it can become a useful "Plan-B" skill in case of Job Loss.

Some people think that bartering is complicated. Come on, it was an economic system that was created without the use of modern technology. How hard can it be? Take a closer look at how the system works and understand that it is just as challenging as any other form of trade. Utilizing the process the right way will ensure a profit. Here are some tricks of the trade that will definitely be useful in this field.

Suggested Bartering items to stockpile
Cigarettes (for those who have a physical and mental addiction to nicotine but watch the shelf life [about 2 years])
Alcoholic Beverages (for fire starting, drinking, antiseptic, pain relief)
Antibiotics and Medicines (primarily ibuprofen and Tylenol for pain but others that can be obtained)
Sanitation and First Aid Supplies (anything to stay clean and prevent and treat infection)
Bullets (in common calibers (9mm, .22, .38, 12-guage shells, etc.)
MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) in a variety of flavors and different kinds of foods. Easy to store and easy to distribute.
Coins (pure silver in small denominations)
Laundry Detergent (sanitation and moral booster)
Water (for drinking, bathing and cleaning)
Water Filters-Purifiers (when clean, uncontaminated drinking water is not available)
Fire Starters (for sanitizing, light and heat)
Sugar (for medicinal purposes, make "food" more palitable and for the sweet tooth)
Toilet paper (a creature comfort but good for fire starting)
Bleach (disinfect water, keep living quarters and soiled clothing sanitized)
Batteries (power for electronic devices or fire starter)
Candles (for light and heat)

Rules of Bartering:

1 - Don’t be shy – ask for more.
2 - Walk away from bad deals.
3 - Be fair to the other person.

Body Language Bartering:

FACE TO FACE: TACTICS TO HELP YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT - Bartering is far more effective in person because each person is able to observe the body language and hear the tonal differences in speech patterns.
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