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Title: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: noproblemo2 on October 19, 2010, 10:15:38 AM
List for Aftertimes Bartering Items.
Medical supplies, food, batteries, booze, tarps, rope will all be good items to have extras of. How about some more ideas for a bartering list for the aftertimes.
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Icon on October 19, 2010, 10:55:40 AM
Will get back to this later,, about my work time. The best items for barter, will depend on your location. Mountains, country or rural areas, small town, or big city. And depends on if it's a world shaking disaster, a  full blown crash, or in present times.
Different people have different needs and wants.
At any time or place, people love fresh veggies,,,, have a large garden,,,



Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Icon on October 19, 2010, 09:16:43 PM
Getting back to this.. took off work early cause I hate my job,,,
As I mentioned, different people have different needs, depending on the situation.
When a disaster is looming on the horizon, people tend to buy survival items, tho unless a disaster has already happened, such items can be bought in stores.  But since we are here, and planning on the aftermath of a disaster, I guess thoughts will lean that way.
A country person probably has several kerosene lamps, so they may need kerosene, where as a city person may not. A city person may be interested more in candles and batteries for a flashlight.
A country person may need seeds for a garden, and a city person may want the veggies without the garden.
A country person may need hoes, axes, picks, canning jars and lids. A city person will probably want gas to get to the country.
A country person may want hunting ammo, and a city person may want handgun ammo.
In the aftermath of a disaster, like a solar storm, people will run out of everyday items, or in the case of PX, people may have very little to nothing, so the basic necessities will be on the top of their list.
Food will always be number one, along with water. This may be seeds to some, or actual food to others.
A way to cook food will be needed by those who have nothing.
Tents for shelter are always a good item, along with tarps as Susan mentioned. Blankets, sleeping bags, mats makes cold weather a bit more bearable.
Medicine is always good for barter in disasters. With all of the diseases that will abound, antibiotics will be very valuable.
Antacids, aspirin, or Tylenol for people who can't take aspirin, will be in great demand.
If your in an area where militia type people are,  surplus military gear, ammo for AKs, ARs, 45 and 9mm ammo will be great to have.
Knowledge,,, have lots of survival and how to books, Not for sale, but to have answers on survival and how to questions.
This will keep people coming back, and hopefully do more business. Or trade your knowledge for items.
This isn't a list of items to have, just a note to plan your bartering on the type of people you plan to be around, and the area you are going to be in.
Hope this helps someone in their planning.






Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: noproblemo2 on October 28, 2010, 10:01:01 AM
Needles and threads, multiple uses for them, extra lighters/matches
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Icon on October 28, 2010, 11:09:13 AM
One thing I have never saw mentioned anywhere, is water containers. These will be a must have item.
Start saving your 1 and  2 liter soda bottles... after using the soda, these will be "free" so to speak, and will make great barter items. Make some homemade shoulder straps to carry them with (or buy some made for this purpose),or barter as is.
I know there are a lot of these around, but how many thirsty people during Katrina or other disasters had water containers? Other than the water bottles the government was handing out that is...

Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Ed Douglas on January 19, 2011, 10:36:01 AM
Curing salt, which is different, is good. Also, coffee, and toilet paper, are luxuries most folks don't want to live without. Packaged dairy creamers, and sugar in packets and sugar substitutes might be good, also. P38 can openers(military) are always a good thing to have. We carried them on our dogtag chains. They are a great small thing to have.  ed
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on January 19, 2011, 01:49:06 PM
Air Mattresses and Pumps
Alcohol
Ammo
Art supplies
Aspirin small dose for heart
Aspirin whole dose for heart pain
Axe/Adz

Baby bed
Baby bottles
Baby bottles of juice, ready to drink
Baby blankets
Baby carrier sling
Baby clothes
Baby diapers
Baby food
Baby formula
Baby meds/fever reducer
Baby water
Baby waterproof pads
Baby wipes
Backpacks
Baskets
Bath Soap
Bath tub, galvanized about 2 ½ feet diameter/waterproof mat/small pallet to put on
Batteries
Beehives (see queen bees)
Beer Making kit
Benedryl capsules
Beverage creamers and sugars, small packets
Blankets, cotton thermal
Blankets, wool
Bleach
Books, childrens
Books - cooking
Books, educational, history, etc.
Books, fiction
Books, songs
Boots

Can openers
Can openers, P38 military type
Canned goods
Candles
Candle making kit, can, candles and wicks
Canning jars, supplies and instructions
Cards - deck of
Cat food
Chains
Chairs, small folding
Chapsticks
Chicks (baby chickens)
Childbirth kit
Cigarettes, cartons/matches
Cigarette pack case
Clothing of assorted sizes
Coffee
Coffee Pot, percolator type
Containers, all types and sizes
Cooking oil
Curing salt

Dental floss
Dishes - tin campground type/tin cups eating utensils included
Disinfectant cleaner
Document box, small and portable – waterproof – OR -
Document file, small and portable - waterproof
Dog food
Duct tape
Eggs, fresh
Eyeglasses assorted strengths
Electric tape
Flashlights
Food,  hot meal - or -
Food, MREs or cans to take with. 
First-aid kit
Food cooler boxes
Fuel, gas, diesel, kerosene

Games - boardgames
Gas masks
Gloves, workgloves
Goat milk, fresh
Goats to go, young weaned billy and milk goat   
Goggles
Grains

Hairbrushes and combs
Hammers
Hand lotions
Hand hatchet
Hen, fertile to go
Herbs (dried medicinal)

Ice cream maker
Identification holder, plastic
Ice skates
Insect repellent

Jokebook
Jump ropes

Knitting kit and yarn
Knitting needles
Knives

Lamp oil
Lantern, propane
Lantern fuel, propane for Coleman - type lantern
Lard/Tallow
Laundry bucket,
Laundry kit:  Bucket, galvanized steel; large/hand laundry bar/soap holder/scrubber/clothesline/pins
Laundry detergent, environmentally friendly type
Lice medicine
Lighters

Machetes
Manuals - How To, survival
Manure
Maps
Matches
Medicines
Mill (hand crank)
Motor oil 
Nails for construction
Nail trimmer kits
Nose cover - protective

Oil lamps
Paper - writing
Patterns
Penicillin
pens
Peroxide
Pets - kitten, puppy etc. to take with
Pet Food
Pet Meds
Pipe tobacco/matches
Pipes
Plant food
Plants - small containers of plants/ berries/ herbs/tomatoes/other foods/ label identifying each
Plants, jars with potatoes, avocadoes,  etc. growing
Playpens
Pot - big iron pot
Pully

Quarantine Instruction manual and kit
Queen bee and drones
Quiltmaking supplies
Quilts

Rabbits
Rifles - for the honest folk passing though
Roosters (along with the hen and chicks)
Rope
Ruler, foot long 

"S" hooks and other irons
Salt
Sandpaper
Sanitary pads
Saw
Scissors
Seeds
Sewing kit
Shampoo
Sharpening stones
Sharpening tools for knives, scissors
Shoelaces
Shovels
Shoes
Skillet - iron with metal spatula
Skin lotion
Skins (buck, antelope, elk, bovine, etc)
Sleeping bags
Snowshoes
Snow chains
Soap
Sourdough starter in a plastic bowl with cheesecloth secured over it,
Spices
Sprouts, growing
Sprouts, small container and seeds
String
Sugar
Suitcases
Sunglasses
Sunscreen

Tables, small folding - chairs
Tarps
Tea/Coffee
Tea Tree Oil
Tents
Tent pegs, mallets
Tobacco, loose leaf
Tobacco rolling papers
Toilet paper
Toothbrushes, toothpastes
Toys
Trees, small - growing in containers
Tripod for cooking and water boiling over a fire
Twinage

Udder care kit (goats, cows)
Underwear, children's, men's, women's

Vaporizer kit, battery - operated
Vehicle maintnence supplies
Vines, grape etc.
Volleyballs
Volleyball, net kits

Wagons
Washcloths
Washpan kit, campground-type - including soap and and campground mirror
Water cups, tin, campgound type
Water, canned survival supply
Water, barrel of
WD-40
Weapons
Whiskey
Wine
Wooden pallets
Wood - small bundle of firewood, tinder paper and matches

Xylophone and mallets

Yardstick
Yard goods (materials to make clothing)
Yogurt starter
Zapper (reference Huldra /clark book)
Zest - small cheesecloth packet of herbs and spices, tied with a small twine, cooking

...

Members: Splice in your additions, alphabetically.
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Alfred Williams on January 20, 2011, 09:40:47 AM
  I was the one who got my Grandmothers old Treadle Sewing Machine. I had many fun hours being her power when she would sew long strips together for blankets. A tool that would be needed if we go all natural in our living methods.
 Getting any hand powered tools are good to have in the kitchen and the barn{{:>)
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: chaunska on January 20, 2011, 11:03:29 AM
You can find treadles at antique shops...they run about $150 for a working one (out here in the midwest).   You can still get belts and parts for Singers.   I have a Singer treadle and an old electric Necchi that can be converted to treadle power.   I use them all the time and they sew better than modern sewing machines.   Definately worth the investment incase electricity becomes a thing of the past....
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Ed Douglas on January 20, 2011, 12:26:15 PM
Without explaining all of the scientific stuff, there is no guarantee that there will be electric, with solar panels, due to EMP events.  ed
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on May 10, 2011, 12:20:35 PM
More exercise -  I for one could use it ((alas, typing at this does not help me keep a grip on my "love handles"))  Cranking may be for our good (why do hamsters run on a wheel?)  ---oops am rambling...  (thought about "hamster powered charging for a second... zzzz  ROFL)

Maybe bicycles inside the compound for pedal power - everyone takes a turn there for exercise, eh?
(http://www.instablogsimages.com/images/2006/11/09/the-pedal-powered-washing-machine_9.jpg)
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Jimfarmer on August 20, 2011, 07:52:57 PM
Today from http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/sociopol_globalfood41.htm (http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/sociopol_globalfood41.htm) :

[start extract]
Why is George Soros selling gold and buying farmland?

Food prices are skyrocketing all across the globe, and there's no end in sight.

The United Nations says food inflation is currently at 30% a year, and the fast-eroding value of the dollar is causing food prices to appear even higher (in contrast to a weakening currency). As the dollar drops in value due to runaway money printing at the Federal Reserve, the cost to import foods from other nations looks to double in just the next two years - and possibly every two years thereafter.

That's probably why investors around the globe are flocking to farmland as the new growth industry.
...

Lessons from post World War II Taiwan and why food is more valuable than gold

I lived in Taiwan for two years, and I've had the opportunity to talk with people there who lived through the post World War II recovery.

During the war, of course, Taiwan was occupied by the imperialist Japanese empire, and Taiwan existed in a state of military occupation (with perpetual martial law).

After the war ended and the Japanese left, Taiwan bootstrapped its own government into power under Chiang Kai-shek. The old Taiwan currency was immediately printed in large quantities by the Taiwan government leading to a runaway inflation scenario for what is now called the "old Taiwan dollar."

Very quickly, however, the government launched a new currency called the New Taiwan dollar (NT$). By 1949, the old Taiwan dollar was being exchanged for the New Taiwan dollar (NT$) at a ratio of 40,000 to 1. (Yep. You had $40,000 and now it's worth a buck...).

During those years after WWII, if you wanted to rent an apartment, buy a house or find a place to live, cash was worthless and even GOLD wasn't considered very useful. The only thing that represented real wealth was FOOD. If you had food, you could trade it for anything: an automobile, a home, tools, clothing or even land. If you didn't have food, you were bankrupt; regardless of how much cash or gold you had.

A chicken that could lay eggs was worth more than an ounce of gold!

You can't eat gold, folks. And you can't eat silver. Everybody has to eat to stay alive, and that means everybody needs a constant stream of food just to keep breathing.

That's why investing in food makes so much sense.

And by "investing in food," I mean any or all of the following:

        Investing in storable food that you can save on the shelf and keep for future use or barter.

        Investing in your own gardening skills so that you have the know-how to produce food when needed.

        Investing in non-hybrid garden seeds so that you have the genetic blueprints to grow food that can propagate itself generation after generation.

        Investing in farmland - especially farmland with water - that offers the fertility and climate to produce food.

        Investing in educational courses that teach you how to create food through a variety of methods: Wildcrafting, gardening, sprouting and so on.
[end extract]
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: bk on August 20, 2011, 08:16:49 PM
Do not forget the salt,

This article is about common table salt. For other uses, see Salt (disambiguation).

Table salt (NaCl) crystal

The salt works north of Pondicherry, India.
Salt, also known as table salt, or rock salt, is a mineral that is composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of ionic salts. It is essential for animal life in small quantities, but is harmful to animals and plants in excess. Salt is one of the oldest, most ubiquitous food seasonings and salting is an important method of food preservation.


Main article: History of salt

While people have used canning and artificial refrigeration to preserve food for the last hundred years or so, salt has been the best-known food preservative, especially for meat, for many thousands of years.[8] A very ancient saltworks operation has been discovered at the Poiana Slatinei archaeological site next to a salt spring in Lunca, Neamţ County, Romania. Evidence indicates that Neolithic people of the Precucuteni Culture were boiling the salt-laden spring water through the process of briquetage to extract the salt as far back as 6050 BC.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on December 22, 2011, 11:03:21 AM
Curing salt, which is different, is good. Also, coffee, and toilet paper, are luxuries most folks don't want to live without. Packaged dairy creamers, and sugar in packets and sugar substitutes might be good, also. P38 can openers(military) are always a good thing to have. We carried them on our dogtag chains. They are a great small thing to have.  ed

Belated reply to your idea. Curing salt is a great addition to the alphabetized list.
Adding that updated list, next post. Curing salt is something I have never needed to use, and now seeing
it could be a total necessity in future times.
Realizing curing salt recipes for fish and game are a necessity in Survival Recipes, so you will see some of
them there soon.
- Yowbarb

(http://www.savoryspiceshop.com/images/sltcur.jpg) 

Savory Spice Shop

"Curing salt contains salt, sodium nitrite, glycerin and FD&C #3 used to color cure accordance with
MDI Bulletin 656 of 1974. Never taste straight or eat on its own!

At these lower temperatures food is said to be in or near the “danger zone” where bacteria are
most able to growing. Curing salt prevents this from happening and creates a safe product to be
enjoyed. Curing salt is also a common ingredient in the preparation of corned beef."

Trout in curing salt:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_YFjrhJyJlgM/R6pVqx86r0I/AAAAAAAABOE/D9yyJTEmE5s/s400/P1080094.JPG)
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on December 22, 2011, 11:19:31 AM
Air Mattresses and Pumps
Alcohol
Ammo
Art supplies
Aspirin small dose for heart
Aspirin whole dose for heart pain
Axe/Adz

Baby bed
Baby bottles
Baby bottles of juice, ready to drink
Baby blankets
Baby carrier sling
Baby clothes
Baby diapers
Baby food
Baby formula
Baby meds/fever reducer
Baby water
Baby waterproof pads
Baby wipes
Backpacks
Baskets
Bath Soap
Bath tub, galvanized about 2 ½ feet diameter/waterproof mat/small pallet to put on
Batteries
Beehives (see queen bees)
Beer Making kit
Benedryl capsules
Beverage creamers and sugars, small packets
Blankets, cotton thermal
Blankets, wool
Bleach
Books, children's'
Books - cooking
Books, educational, history, etc.
Books, fiction
Books, songs
Boots

Can openers
Can openers, P38 military type
Canned goods
Candles
Candle making kit, can, candles and wicks
Canning jars, supplies and instructions
Cards - deck of
Cat food
Chains
Chairs, small folding
Chapsticks
Chicks (baby chickens)
Childbirth kit
Cigarettes, cartons/matches
Cigarette pack case
Clothing of assorted sizes
Coffee
Coffee Pot, percolator type
Containers, all types and sizes
Cooking oil
Curing salt

Dental floss
Dishes - tin campground type/tin cups eating utensils included
Disinfectant cleaner
Document box, small and portable – waterproof – OR -
Document file, small and portable - waterproof
Dog food
Duct tape
Eggs, fresh
Eyeglasses assorted strengths
Electric tape
Flashlights
Food,  hot meal - or -
Food, MREs or cans to take with. 
First-aid kit
Food cooler boxes
Fuel, gas, diesel, kerosene

Games - boardgames
Gas masks
Gloves, workgloves
Goat milk, fresh
Goats to go, young weaned billy and milk goat   
Goggles
Grains

Hairbrushes and combs
Hammers
Hand lotions
Hand hatchet
Hen, fertile to go
Herbs (dried medicinal)

Ice cream maker
Identification holder, plastic
Ice skates
Insect repellent

Jokebook
Jump ropes

Knitting kit and yarn
Knitting needles
Knives

Lamp oil
Lantern, propane
Lantern fuel, propane for Coleman - type lantern
Lard/Tallow
Laundry bucket,
Laundry kit:  Bucket, galvanized steel; large/hand laundry bar/soap holder/scrubber/clothesline/pins
Laundry detergent, environmentally friendly type
Lice medicine
Lighters

Machetes
Manuals - How - To, survival
Manure
Maps
Matches
Medicines
Mill (hand crank)
Motor oil 
Nails for construction
Nail trimmer kits
Nose cover - protective

Oil lamps
Paper - writing
Patterns
Penicillin
pens
Peroxide
Pets - kitten, puppy etc. 
Pet Food
Pet Meds
Pipe tobacco/matches
Pipes
Plant food
Plant containers
Plants - small containers of plants/ berries/ herbs/tomatoes/other foods/ label identifying each
Plants, jars with potatoes, avocados,  etc. growing in them already
Playpens
Pot - big iron pot
Pulley

Quarantine Instruction manual and kit
Queen bee and drones
Quilt making supplies
Quilts

Rabbits
Rifles - for the honest folk passing though
Roosters (along with the hen and chicks)
Rope
Ruler, foot long 

"S" hooks and other irons
Salt, cooking
Salt, curing
Sandpaper
Sanitary pads
Saw
Scissors
Seeds
Sewing kit
Shampoo
Sharpening stones
Sharpening tools for knives, scissors
Shoelaces
Shovels
Shoes
Skillet - iron with metal spatula
Skin lotion
Skins (buck, antelope, elk, bovine, etc)
Sleeping bags
Snowshoes
Snow chains
Soap
Sourdough starter in a plastic bowl with cheesecloth secured over it,
Spices
Sprouts, growing
Sprouts, small container and seeds
String
Sugar
Suitcases
Sunglasses
Sunscreen

Tables, small folding - chairs
Tarps
Tea/Coffee
Tea Tree Oil
Tents
Tent pegs, mallets
Tobacco, loose leaf
Tobacco rolling papers
Toilet paper
Toothbrushes, toothpastes
Toys
Trees, small - growing in containers
Tripod for cooking and water boiling over a fire
Twinage

Udder care kit (goats, cows)
Underwear, children's, men's, women's

Vaporizer kit, battery - operated
Vehicle maintenance supplies
Vines, grape etc.
Volleyballs
Volleyball, net kits

Wagons
Washcloths
Washpan kit, campground - type, including soap and and campground mirror
Water cups, tin, campground type
Water, canned survival supply
Water, barrel of
WD-40
Weapons
Whiskey
Wine
Wooden pallets
Wood - small bundle of firewood, tinder paper and matches

Xylophone and mallets

Yardstick
Yard goods (materials to make clothing)
Yogurt starter
Zapper (reference Hulda Clark book)
Zest - small cheesecloth packet of herbs and spices, tied with a small twine, cooking

...


Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on December 22, 2011, 11:25:04 AM
Members:
You can copy this list,
splice in your additions, alphabetically.
Post the list here.
Some of these barter items can be spliced into another Topic, our Survival List Example,
started by noproblemo2  Link: http://planetxtownhall.com/index.php?topic=916.0

Thank You.
Barb Townsend
Topic Administrator
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on December 22, 2011, 04:57:12 PM
You can find treadles at antique shops...they run about $150 for a working one (out here in the midwest).   You can still get belts and parts for Singers.   I have a Singer treadle and an old electric Necchi that can be converted to treadle power.   I use them all the time and they sew better than modern sewing machines.   Definately worth the investment incase electricity becomes a thing of the past....

Chaunska, somehow I missed this. Adding it to the survival list now.
Treadle sewing machine and parts.
Thank You,
Yowbarb
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on December 22, 2011, 05:03:41 PM
Air Mattresses and Pumps
Alcohol
Ammo
Art supplies
Aspirin small dose for heart
Aspirin whole dose for heart pain
Axe/Adz

Baby bed
Baby bottles
Baby bottles of juice, ready to drink
Baby blankets
Baby carrier sling
Baby clothes
Baby diapers
Baby food
Baby formula
Baby meds/fever reducer
Baby water
Baby waterproof pads
Baby wipes
Backpacks
Baskets
Bath Soap
Bath tub, galvanized about 2 ½ feet diameter/waterproof mat/small pallet to put on
Batteries
Beehives (see queen bees)
Beer Making kit
Benedryl capsules
Beverage creamers and sugars, small packets
Blankets, cotton thermal
Blankets, wool
Bleach
Books, children's'
Books - cooking
Books, educational, history, etc.
Books, fiction
Books, songs
Boots

Can openers
Can openers, P38 military type
Canned goods
Candles
Candle making kit, can, candles and wicks
Canning jars, supplies and instructions
Cards - deck of
Cat food
Chains
Chairs, small folding
Chapsticks
Chicks (baby chickens)
Childbirth kit
Cigarettes, cartons/matches
Cigarette pack case
Clothing of assorted sizes
Coffee
Coffee Pot, percolator type
Containers, all types and sizes
Cooking oil
Curing salt

Dental floss
Dishes - tin campground type/tin cups eating utensils included
Disinfectant cleaner
Document box, small and portable – waterproof – OR -
Document file, small and portable - waterproof
Dog food
Duct tape
Eggs, fresh
Eyeglasses assorted strengths
Electric tape
Flashlights
Food,  hot meal - or -
Food, MREs or cans to take with.
First-aid kit
Food cooler boxes
Fuel, gas, diesel, kerosene

Games - boardgames
Gas masks
Gloves, workgloves
Goat milk, fresh
Goats to go, young weaned billy and milk goat   
Goggles
Grains

Hairbrushes and combs
Hammers
Hand lotions
Hand hatchet
Hen, fertile to go
Herbs (dried medicinal)

Ice cream maker
Identification holder, plastic
Ice skates
Insect repellent

Jokebook
Jump ropes

Knitting kit and yarn
Knitting needles
Knives

Lamp oil
Lantern, propane
Lantern fuel, propane for Coleman - type lantern
Lard/Tallow
Laundry bucket,
Laundry kit:  Bucket, galvanized steel; large/hand laundry bar/soap holder/scrubber/clothesline/pins
Laundry detergent, environmentally friendly type
Lice medicine
Lighters

Machetes
Manuals - How - To, survival
Manure
Maps
Matches
Medicines
Mill (hand crank)
Motor oil
Nails for construction
Nail trimmer kits
Nose cover - protective

Oil lamps
Paper - writing
Patterns
Penicillin
pens
Peroxide
Pets - kitten, puppy etc.
Pet Food
Pet Meds
Pipe tobacco/matches
Pipes
Plant food
Plant containers
Plants - small containers of plants/ berries/ herbs/tomatoes/other foods/ label identifying each
Plants, jars with potatoes, avocados,  etc. growing in them already
Playpens
Pot - big iron pot
Pulley

Quarantine Instruction manual and kit
Queen bee and drones
Quilt making supplies
Quilts

Rabbits
Rifles - for the honest folk passing though
Roosters (along with the hen and chicks)
Rope
Ruler, foot long

"S" hooks and other irons
Salt, cooking
Salt, curing
Sandpaper
Sanitary pads
Saw
Scissors
Seeds
Sewing kit
Shampoo
Sharpening stones
Sharpening tools for knives, scissors
Shoelaces
Shovels
Shoes
Skillet - iron with metal spatula
Skin lotion
Skins (buck, antelope, elk, bovine, etc)
Sleeping bags
Snowshoes
Snow chains
Soap
Sourdough starter in a plastic bowl with cheesecloth secured over it,
Spices
Sprouts, growing
Sprouts, small container and seeds
String
Sugar
Suitcases
Sunglasses
Sunscreen

Tables, small folding - chairs
Tarps
Tea/Coffee
Tea Tree Oil
Tents
Tent pegs, mallets
Tobacco, loose leaf
Tobacco rolling papers
Toilet paper
Toothbrushes, toothpastes
Toys
Treadle sewing machine and needles and parts
Trees, small - growing in containers
Tripod for cooking and water boiling over a fire
Twinage

Udder care kit (goats, cows)
Underwear, children's, men's, women's

Vaporizer kit, battery - operated
Vehicle maintenance supplies
Vines, grape etc.
Volleyballs
Volleyball, net kits

Wagons
Washcloths
Washpan kit, campground - type, including soap and and campground mirror
Water cups, tin, campground type
Water, canned survival supply
Water, barrel of
WD-40
Weapons
Whiskey
Wine
Wooden pallets
Wood - small bundle of firewood, tinder paper and matches

Xylophone and mallets

Yardstick
Yard goods (materials to make clothing)
Yogurt starter
Zapper (reference Hulda Clark book)
Zest - small cheesecloth packet of herbs and spices, tied with a small twine, cooking

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Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Aussie Leo on May 06, 2012, 09:56:41 PM
Looking through old topics I came across this one and thought I'd leave my two cents...
I, for one, am hoping that bartering in the after time is not required. If the meek inherate the Earth as has been predicted, a "civilized" civilization should emerge... I HOPE... One where we as a human race come together as one big family, we share, we encorage and grow together, AS EQUALS, not separated by class, race or how much assets we have. If I survive the coming Earth changes, and another Human Being comes to me and is hungry and I have food I will share it, if they are thirsty, I will share my water, if they need shelter I will share my shelter...
I have lived for 40 years in this so called " society" of the haves and the have nots, it has never made sence to me, and this all started from bartering, the thought that if you want something of mine you must give something in return... Many societies, such as Australian Aborigines and many other cultures as well, survived peacfully on community sharing, until the white European came along and forced them to become "sheeple".
Please, I pray that the monatary system dies, people live free and equal. Control of the individual returns to the individual and the human race prospers as a complete group.

OK, that was more like 4 cents...

Peace
Leo  :)
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: steedy on May 07, 2012, 07:49:28 AM
I've always felt that the "aftertimes" will be much more peaceful than a lot of people on this forum think.  I don't think those who are left will start militias and have to patrol areas to "protect" themselves, property, etc.  If that's true, then what really changed?  I understand ex military people, and those who like to pretend they are military minded, find this scenario attractive because it will make them feel like they are in charge and people will look up to them.

But I've always thought that the big change will be basically the Earth ridding itself of nasty people who destroyed it, or others.  And those who are left will be more of the gentle people who are in touch with the Earth, with others, things like that.  I wish I could explain it better, but this is the best I can do.
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Jimfarmer on May 07, 2012, 08:03:34 AM
Quote
I've always felt that the "aftertimes" will be much more peaceful than a lot of people on this forum think.

I agree, but how fast will the transition be?
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: steedy on May 07, 2012, 08:12:56 AM
I think the transition will be faster than people think.  I think the first 3-4 months will be the worst, most unsettling time, then after that, those left will be the ones who are supposed to be left.  That's just how I see it and how it feels to me.
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: JKB on May 07, 2012, 11:46:40 AM
I think the transition will be faster than people think.  I think the first 3-4 months will be the worst, most unsettling time, then after that, those left will be the ones who are supposed to be left.  That's just how I see it and how it feels to me.

I think it depends on what you believe is going to happen.  I think the worst case scenario is that PX is coming through, is going to wreak havoc, and leave us in smoldering darkness...  In that case, we need to be prepared for anything and everything...  starting completely over in a dog-eat-dog world with no help from anyone.  That is what I have been trying to get ready for and hoping I won't need it.  Like I said, worst case scenario...  I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.  Best case scenario...  Ascension and assistance from our starfriends.  In that instance, we need to be ready to survive for 30 days or so...  They say a week, I say a month.  My goal is to have everything we would need to live for a year, without catching a fish, hunting a deer, or shooting  a rabbit.  That is my goal.  Right now we're at 4 months.  The awesome thing is that if it turns out to only be a week, we will have plenty to share...  Hopefully this helps...  JKB
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: enlightenme on May 07, 2012, 02:40:49 PM
I think the transition will be faster than people think.  I think the first 3-4 months will be the worst, most unsettling time, then after that, those left will be the ones who are supposed to be left.  That's just how I see it and how it feels to me.

Steedy, I just had to say that I feel the same way!  I don't know if it is some type of intuition, or just hopeful thinking on my part, but I really don't feel like the devastation will last for an excessive length of time.  Here's to hoping and praying we are right!
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: steedy on May 08, 2012, 07:31:24 AM
It's been so many years ago that I started feeling like things are going to change.  The only way I could ever describe it was like we'd all go back to living like in the 1800's.  So for years I've felt this change will end up peaceful.  Of course at first there will be selfish nuts out there trying to grab what's not theirs.  Look at rioting when people smash through stores and grab stuff just to take it.  They burn they're own houses down too.  That's not rational thinking being displayed.  But some of that will take place at first because there are people who's reaction to chaos is anger. 

But that type of behavior won't be tolerated in the aftertime I think.  It will be more like an attitude of "we've been there, done that, it didn't work so let's try peaceful living".  Right now, I'm thinking of the "beating their swords into plowshares" type of life.

I know there have been lots of movies made depicting the end being like mini war zones everywhere.  That's Hollywood's idea to illicit strong emotional reactions to their films for money.  You don't have to watch them (I don't).  I'm afraid the more people watch those types of movies, the more they will be being "trained" to act that way when TSHTF.

With all that being said,  still stock up on all supplies.  I would like to have 1 year of food, but 2 years would be even better in case of a bad crop.  I'll be getting freezed dried stuff later this summer.
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: 1969quartz0 on June 08, 2012, 07:58:18 PM
Deep down I think most people are to lazy and dependent on the system we have now to survive, they will get hungry and  nasty a lot of innocent will perish from the gangs. They will get strong for a while but when the easy targets become fewer the morally decent survivors will clean up the trash and at that point just maybe we can rebuild a just world. It will never be even and everyone share equally world, because some people will work hard and some will not. After a while the people who at first were willing to share see they work hard planting harvesting etc. etc. and others just take they will stop giving freely rightfully so. But I hope people are willing to help others as long as they are willing to help themselves. I am not a cold person and would probably give away to much to people it is in my nature, especially to the little ones. On the other hand I would have no more respect for a looter in time of disaster then a bug on a windshield. There are a lot of good people in the world I hope many make it and do a better job then we have so far. Bartering can be a good helpful and fair practice. I would love to be able to help someone set up a cabin if they could cook better tasting food then I, we have put up several items to barter for getting a tooth pulled or some other skill that we lack, no one can do everything.
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: family times41607 on June 10, 2012, 04:41:57 PM
  Skills are good to have.  So are barter items, ammo, vodka, silver, ect.  But I feel like you all.  You must band together.  They may have skills that you do not possess.  You become stronger in numbers... Good luck to all
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: JKB on June 10, 2012, 08:01:46 PM
I would have to agree with the previous two posts from Family Times and 1966, as I have an idea of where I would like to be, but, in reality, unless things continue to string on like they have, I will never reach my goal.  I have enough right now so that my wife and I could lay low for a whole six months, period.  My goal is a year, but...  I have other family to consider and so that number gets divided into a fraction pretty quickly.  The bottom line is that there is no such thing as enough...  The fact is that I am lookining at buying a trailer now because I can't see how in the world we are going to transport all of this stuff where I have to go and back without one...  I guess there is no perfect scenaririo where you are just already set up on perfect land with barns and all what-not that you would need or want. 
 
I'm already thinking that we we may not have to go that far anyway, so....  I guess we'll see, won't we? 
 
Yeeeee  Haaawwwww!!!!!
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on October 04, 2012, 10:57:44 AM
Bringing our alphabetized Barter list forward, adding some suggestions in the past few weeks.
Feel free to make suggestion then and splice your item to it alphabetically.

Air Mattresses and Pumps
Alcohol
Alcoholic beverages  -  Vodka)
Alcoholic beverages -   Whiskey
Alcoholic beverages  -  Wine
Ammo
Art supplies
Aspirin small dose for heart
Aspirin whole dose for heart pain
Axe/Adz

Baby bed
Baby bottles
Baby bottles of juice, ready to drink
Baby blankets
Baby carrier sling
Baby clothes
Baby diapers
Baby food
Baby formula
Baby meds/fever reducer
Baby water
Baby waterproof pads
Baby wipes
Backpacks
Baskets
Bath Soap
Bath tub, galvanized about 2 ½ feet diameter/waterproof mat/small pallet to put on
Batteries
Beehives (see queen bees)
Beer Making kit
Benedryl capsules
Beverage creamers and sugars, small packets
Blankets, cotton thermal
Blankets, wool
Bleach
Books, children's'
Books - cooking
Books, educational, history, etc.
Books, fiction
Books, songs
Boots

Can openers
Can openers, P38 military type
Canned goods
Candles
Candle making kit, can, candles and wicks
Canning jars, supplies and instructions
Cards - deck of
Cat food
Chains
Chairs, small folding
Chapsticks
Chicks (baby chickens)
Childbirth kit
Cigarettes, cartons/matches
Cigarette pack case
Clothing of assorted sizes
Coffee
Coffee Pot, percolator type
Containers, all types and sizes
Cooking oil
Curing salt

Dental floss
Dishes - tin campground type/tin cups eating utensils included
Disinfectant cleaner
Document box, small and portable – waterproof – OR -
Document file, small and portable - waterproof
Dog food
Duct tape
Eggs, fresh
Eyeglasses assorted strengths
Electric tape
Flashlights
Food,  hot meal - or -
Food, MREs or cans to take with.
First-aid kit
Food cooler boxes
Fuel, gas, diesel, kerosene

Games - boardgames
Gas masks
Gloves, workgloves
Goat milk, fresh
Goats to go, young weaned billy and milk goat   
Goggles
Grains

Hairbrushes and combs
Hammers
Hand lotions
Hand hatchet
Hen, fertile to go
Herbs (dried medicinal)

Ice cream maker
Identification holder, plastic
Ice skates
Insect repellent

Jokebook
Jump ropes

Knitting kit and yarn
Knitting needles
Knives

Lamp oil
Lantern, propane
Lantern fuel, propane for Coleman - type lantern
Lard/Tallow
Laundry bucket,
Laundry kit:  Bucket, galvanized steel; large/hand laundry bar/soap holder/scrubber/clothesline/pins
Laundry detergent, environmentally friendly type
Lice medicine
Lighters

Machetes
Manuals - How - To, survival
Manure
Maps
Matches
Medicines
Mill (hand crank)
Motor oil
Nails for construction
Nail trimmer kits
Nose cover - protective

Oil lamps
Paper - writing
Patterns
Penicillin
pens
Peroxide
Pets - kitten, puppy etc.
Pet Food
Pet Meds
Pipe tobacco/matches
Pipes
Plant food
Plant containers
Plants - small containers of plants/ berries/ herbs/tomatoes/other foods/ label identifying each
Plants, jars with potatoes, avocados,  etc. growing in them already
Playpens
Pot - big iron pot
Pulley

Quarantine Instruction manual and kit
Queen bee and drones
Quilt making supplies
Quilts

Rabbits
Rifles - for the honest folk passing though
Roosters (along with the hen and chicks)
Rope
Ruler, foot long

"S" hooks and other irons
Salt, cooking
Salt, curing
Sandpaper
Sanitary pads
Saw
Scissors
Seeds
Sewing kit
Shampoo
Sharpening stones
Sharpening tools for knives, scissors
Shoelaces
Shovels
Shoes
Silver
Skillet - iron with metal spatula
Skin lotion
Skins (buck, antelope, elk, bovine, etc)
Sleeping bags
Snowshoes
Snow chains
Soap
Sourdough starter in a plastic bowl with cheesecloth secured over it,
Spices
Sprouts, growing
Sprouts, small container and seeds
String
Sugar
Suitcases
Sunglasses
Sunscreen

Tables, small folding - chairs
Tarps
Tea/Coffee
Tea Tree Oil
Tents
Tent pegs, mallets
Tobacco, loose leaf
Tobacco rolling papers
Toilet paper
Toothbrushes, toothpastes
Toys
Treadle sewing machine and needles and parts
Trees, small - growing in containers
Tripod for cooking and water boiling over a fire
Twinage

Udder care kit (goats, cows)
Underwear, children's, men's, women's

Vaporizer kit, battery - operated
Vehicle maintenance supplies
Vines, grape etc.
Volleyballs
Volleyball, net kits

Wagons
Washcloths
Washpan kit, campground - type, including soap and and campground mirror
Water cups, tin, campground type
Water, canned survival supply
Water, barrel of
WD-40
Weapons
Whiskey
Wine
Wooden pallets
Wood - small bundle of firewood, tinder paper and matches

Xylophone and mallets

Yardstick
Yard goods (materials to make clothing)
Yogurt starter
Zapper (reference Hulda Clark book)
Zest - small cheesecloth packet of herbs and spices, tied with a small twine, cooking

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Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: steedy on March 28, 2013, 01:33:48 PM
What about boulion cubes?  I don't know how to spell it.  But I was thinking it could make broth for soup.
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: JKB on March 28, 2013, 09:35:02 PM
Those baby wipes are priceless in an aftertime/combat environment.  I know it is gross, but it is what it is, and if the lights go out, it will be the same...  Showers are hard to come by in such cases, and most days, a babywipe "shower" is as good as it will get.  Within a month, I was writing my family and telling them to stop sending me candy bars and start sending baby wipes.
 
Moreover, in a desert environment, you cannot properly lubricate your weapons as the sand will stick to the oil and your weapon will not fire.  Cleaning your gun with baby wipes will keep your gun clean and the sand won't stick to it.  The only problem with that is your gun will sieze if you have to put a lot of rounds through it with no lubrication.  So, for what it's worth...   File that away for future reference.
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on March 29, 2013, 05:44:10 PM
Those baby wipes are priceless in an aftertime/combat environment.  I know it is gross, but it is what it is, and if the lights go out, it will be the same...  Showers are hard to come by in such cases, and most days, a babywipe "shower" is as good as it will get.  Within a month, I was writing my family and telling them to stop sending me candy bars and start sending baby wipes.
 
Moreover, in a desert environment, you cannot properly lubricate your weapons as the sand will stick to the oil and your weapon will not fire.  Cleaning your gun with baby wipes will keep your gun clean and the sand won't stick to it.  The only problem with that is your gun will sieze if you have to put a lot of rounds through it with no lubrication.  So, for what it's worth...   File that away for future reference.

Awesome idea, JKB!  :)
Going to find that bartering list  and add it!
- Yowbarb
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Schi-502 on March 29, 2013, 07:32:47 PM
I buy them at the "Big Box" stores.  Even Target has them in boxes of 400.

Very good info JKB
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on March 31, 2013, 09:48:11 PM
What about boulion cubes?  I don't know how to spell it.  But I was thinking it could make broth for soup.

Steedy, I missed your post!
I will add Bouillon cubes to the list - along with JKB's baby wipes.
- Yowbarb
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on March 31, 2013, 10:08:30 PM

You have to let it all go Neo.  Fear, doubt, and disbelief...  Free your mind.

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Bringing our alphabetized Barter list forward, adding some suggestions in the past few weeks.
Feel free to make suggestion then and splice your item to it alphabetically.

Air Mattresses and Pumps
Alcohol
Alcoholic beverages  -  Vodka)
Alcoholic beverages -   Whiskey
Alcoholic beverages  -  Wine
Ammo
Art supplies
Aspirin small dose for heart
Aspirin whole dose for heart pain
Axe/Adz

Baby bed
Baby bottles
Baby bottles of juice, ready to drink
Baby blankets
Baby carrier sling
Baby clothes
Baby diapers
Baby food
Baby formula
Baby meds/fever reducer
Baby water
Baby waterproof pads
Baby wipes
Backpacks
Baskets
Bath Soap
Bath tub, galvanized about 2 ½ feet diameter/waterproof mat/small pallet to put on
Batteries
Beehives (see queen bees)
Beer Making kit
Benedryl capsules
Beverage creamers and sugars, small packets
Blankets, cotton thermal
Blankets, wool
Bleach
Books, children's'
Books - cooking
Books, educational, history, etc.
Books, fiction
Books, songs
Boots

Can openers
Can openers, P38 military type
Canned goods
Candles
Candle making kit, can, candles and wicks
Canning jars, supplies and instructions
Cards - deck of
Cat food
Chains
Chairs, small folding
Chapsticks
Chicks (baby chickens)
Childbirth kit
Cigarettes, cartons/matches
Cigarette pack case
Clothing of assorted sizes
Coffee
Coffee Pot, percolator type
Containers, all types and sizes
Cooking oil
Curing salt

Dental floss
Dishes - tin campground type/tin cups eating utensils included
Disinfectant cleaner
Document box, small and portable – waterproof – OR -
Document file, small and portable - waterproof
Dog food
Duct tape
Eggs, fresh
Eyeglasses assorted strengths
Electric tape
Flashlights
Food,  hot meal - or -
Food, MREs or cans to take with.
First-aid kit
Food cooler boxes
Fuel, gas, diesel, kerosene

Games - boardgames
Gas masks
Gloves, workgloves
Goat milk, fresh
Goats to go, young weaned billy and milk goat   
Goggles
Grains

Hairbrushes and combs
Hammers
Hand lotions
Hand hatchet
Hen, fertile to go
Herbs (dried medicinal)

Ice cream maker
Identification holder, plastic
Ice skates
Insect repellent

Jokebook
Jump ropes

Knitting kit and yarn
Knitting needles
Knives

Lamp oil
Lantern, propane
Lantern fuel, propane for Coleman - type lantern
Lard/Tallow
Laundry bucket,
Laundry kit:  Bucket, galvanized steel; large/hand laundry bar/soap holder/scrubber/clothesline/pins
Laundry detergent, environmentally friendly type
Lice medicine
Lighters

Machetes
Manuals - How - To, survival
Manure
Maps
Matches
Medicines
Mill (hand crank)
Motor oil
Nails for construction
Nail trimmer kits
Nose cover - protective

Oil lamps
Paper - writing
Patterns
Penicillin
pens
Peroxide
Pets - kitten, puppy etc.
Pet Food
Pet Meds
Pipe tobacco/matches
Pipes
Plant food
Plant containers
Plants - small containers of plants/ berries/ herbs/tomatoes/other foods/ label identifying each
Plants, jars with potatoes, avocados,  etc. growing in them already
Playpens
Pot - big iron pot
Pulley

Quarantine Instruction manual and kit
Queen bee and drones
Quilt making supplies
Quilts

Rabbits

Rifles - for the honest folk passing though
Roosters (along with the hen and chicks)
Rope
Ruler, foot long

"S" hooks and other irons
Salt, cooking
Salt, curing
Sandpaper
Sanitary pads
Saw
Scissors
Seeds
Sewing kit
Shampoo
Sharpening stones
Sharpening tools for knives, scissors
Shoelaces
Shovels
Shoes
Silver
Skillet - iron with metal spatula
Skin lotion
Skins (buck, antelope, elk, bovine, etc)
Sleeping bags
Snowshoes
Snow chains
Soap
Sourdough starter in a plastic bowl with cheesecloth secured over it,
Spices
Sprouts, growing
Sprouts, small container and seeds
String
Sugar
Suitcases
Sunglasses
Sunscreen

Tables, small folding - chairs
Tarps
Tea/Coffee
Tea Tree Oil
Tents
Tent pegs, mallets
Tobacco, loose leaf
Tobacco rolling papers
Toilet paper
Toothbrushes, toothpastes
Toys
Treadle sewing machine and needles and parts
Trees, small - growing in containers
Tripod for cooking and water boiling over a fire
Twinage

Udder care kit (goats, cows)
Underwear, children's, men's, women's

Vaporizer kit, battery - operated
Vehicle maintenance supplies
Vines, grape etc.
Volleyballs
Volleyball, net kits

Wagons
Washcloths
Washpan kit, campground - type, including soap and and campground mirror
Water cups, tin, campground type
Water, canned survival supply
Water, barrel of
WD-40
Weapons
Whiskey
Wine
Wooden pallets
Wood - small bundle of firewood, tinder paper and matches

Xylophone and mallets

Yardstick
Yard goods (materials to make clothing)
Yogurt starter
Zapper (reference Hulda Clark book)
Zest - small cheesecloth packet of herbs and spices, tied with a small twine, cooking

...
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on January 18, 2014, 11:25:06 AM
This is just a sort list that I've found in case ours is to overwhelming.

Barter Goods

Below is a list of barter goods considered by experts in the survival preparedness world to be vital for a barter currency in a post-long-term disaster world.

http://www.survival-homestead.com/barter-goods.html

Bob E. Thanks very much for posting this. Good stuff.
 :)
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: bk on February 22, 2014, 10:24:34 PM
Some ideals for bartering

Preparation Items Often Overlooked…
Written by The Ready Store
So you know how important it is to be prepared with food, water, warmth & shelter. But what about items that we take for granted everyday? While the basics are very important, you may learn fast that there are other items that can be of great use during a time of emergency or disaster.

Our purpose in preparation, is not just to help you stay alive during a difficult situation, but also to be able to live comfortably.  There are a few items you might be overlooking in your effort to become prepared.

Here are a few items I thought you might want to consider in your plan to be ready:


http://www.thereadystore.com/survival-tips/1744/prepartation-items-often-overlooked/
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on March 23, 2014, 07:24:33 PM
bk, thanks for your post.
Today on the TV I saw an idea  - WD 40!
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: bk on March 27, 2014, 06:36:46 AM
I have found this wholesale site and thought some of you might be interested in it.

http://www.dollardays.com/

It could be a way to stock up on bartering items at low costs.
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on March 27, 2014, 02:11:14 PM
I have found this wholesale site and thought some of you might be interested in it.

http://www.dollardays.com/

It could be a way to stock up on bartering items at low costs.

Oh BTW WD40 was already on the list.  ;D
bk this looks interesting. Thanks for posting the site.
- Barb T.

http://www.dollardays.com/aboutus/ 
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on April 28, 2014, 09:33:41 AM
I have found this wholesale site and thought some of you might be interested in it.

http://www.dollardays.com/

It could be a way to stock up on bartering items at low costs.

bk - I appreciate your posts.
You always come up with some good ideas.
All The Best,
Barb Townsend
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: steedy on April 28, 2014, 10:00:06 AM
I don't know if it's on the list, but what about lye?  I know it's used in homemade soaps.  I don't think in soap kits, but in an old fashioned way of making soap.  I don't even know where to get it.
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Montanabarb on April 28, 2014, 10:33:47 AM
Lye is sold in the laundry and cleaning sections (not every store.)  However, you can make your own lye for soap by pouring hot water through wood ashes and straining the residue. I'm sure you could get a recipe on the Internet. Basically it's lard, lye and scent. Glycerine instead of lard makes a lighter soap, and if you're into natural sources, the root of the yucca plant makes great body wash and shampoo (fray it out and use like a shaving brush.)
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: probe64322 on April 28, 2014, 11:41:49 PM
@steedy

http://www.essentialdepot.com/servlet/the-Sodium-dsh-Hydroxide-dsh-Lye-dsh-Food-dsh-Grade/Categories

http://www.thomasnet.com/products/sodium-hydroxide-76134006-1.html

P.
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: steedy on April 29, 2014, 07:22:06 AM
Lye is sold in the laundry and cleaning sections (not every store.)  However, you can make your own lye for soap by pouring hot water through wood ashes and straining the residue. I'm sure you could get a recipe on the Internet. Basically it's lard, lye and scent. Glycerine instead of lard makes a lighter soap, and if you're into natural sources, the root of the yucca plant makes great body wash and shampoo (fray it out and use like a shaving brush.)

I knew about the wood ashes thing.  I've never tried it because I don't have a wood burning fireplace. 

Thanks P for the links.
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on April 30, 2014, 12:57:19 AM
I agree soap is a good barter item, even if it is not homemade - any kind.
Hygiene kits would be good.
I think a really handy item which would be worth something in barter would be a campground - style
cleanup kit.

Campground plastic basin for face and hand washing. Put these items in it:
•   plastic cup with toothbrush and toothpaste.
•   a couple of facecloths
•   campground mirror and a string on it and a nail attached for hanging up.
•   Small towel
•   Small packet detergent
•   short line with clothespins
•   Foldable pallet to stand on when cleaning up...
•   Baby unscented wipes
•   Pack it all up in a transparent plastic bag


Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: steedy on April 30, 2014, 07:59:46 AM
I think bolts of fabric would be a good item too.  People are going to have to have clothes!  I've even thought of using sheets and blankets to make clothes if there are no bolts of fabric anymore.
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Endtimesgal_2012 on April 30, 2014, 02:30:19 PM
I did a lot of sewing with 3 girls and I have often thought about how important sewing will be afterwards.  Treadle sewing machines will be worth a lot, and it is really a shame how few women know how to sew anymore, or crochet or knit.  These are lost skills along with canning and growing herbs and other stuff.

The Foxfire series would be a great addition to a library for reference aftertimes.  Also Carla Emory's books.
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on May 13, 2014, 06:48:28 PM
I did a lot of sewing with 3 girls and I have often thought about how important sewing will be afterwards.  Treadle sewing machines will be worth a lot, and it is really a shame how few women know how to sew anymore, or crochet or knit.  These are lost skills along with canning and growing herbs and other stuff.

The Foxfire series would be a great addition to a library for reference aftertimes.  Also Carla Emory's books.

Great ideas, especially the treadle sewing machine...
We all need to at least have an instruction manual on how to learn these skills.
Did you learn a lot from your Mother?
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: MadMax on July 09, 2018, 03:26:26 PM
Prepping to barter when SHTF: What skills to learn and items to stockpile

http://bugout.news/2018-07-05-prepping-to-barter-when-shtf-what-skills-to-learn-and-items-to-stockpile.html

After the world has gone sour, do you think banks and financial institutions would still function and keep printing money? Do you think we would still be able to walk up to a store and trade a piece of paper for an item that we need or want? A devastating act of terrorism such as a bioweapon that could render all of us fearing for our lives and would make the very concept of money meaningless.

Knowledge and supplies that can last for a long period of time such as axes, hammers, saw blades, spoke shaves, among others, are going to be prized commodities. He who sits on a pile of toilet paper will be treated with reverence. (In any case, one should learn how to make do without tissues – how do you think ancient caveman lived before their invention?)

A necessity for every homestead is someone with the knowledge of how to butcher an animal and preserve them for future use by salt curing, dehydrating, or smoking. Another important skill to learn when it comes to food processing is how to brew beer, mead, vinegar, or other alcoholic beverages from simple materials.

The basics of animal husbandry are also important to a homestead. Farm animals are precious, for they can reproduce and provide meat. Not only that, they can also be a source of other food products such as milk, dairy, or eggs. Knowing which animals to breed and how to properly breed them is a must.

Water is life. During your post-apocalyptic stint, it is advisable that you secure yourself a constant supply of potable water for your survival and the survival of your family. (Related: Master these 7 basic skills…or you’ll wind up begging the government for basic supplies.)

In a post-apocalyptic scenario, anything can happen. People might get lost, injured. People might even die. To keep abreast of your family, friends, and loved ones, it is necessary that you know how to use a ham radio. Knowing how to make and set up an antenna to improve your radio signal and mastering the Morse code are also wonderful skills to have in your arsenal.

Max.
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on February 13, 2019, 08:31:47 AM
Thanks MadMax, going to add your ideas to an updated list.
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on February 13, 2019, 08:36:19 AM
Carrying the Barter List forward, added Montanabarb's soap making supplies and also MadMax's tool ideas.

Barter List, alphabetized

Air Mattresses and Pumps
Alcohol
Alcoholic beverages  -  Vodka)
Alcoholic beverages -   Whiskey
Alcoholic beverages  -  Wine
Ammo
Art supplies
Aspirin small dose for heart
Aspirin whole dose for heart pain
Axe/Adz

Baby bed
Baby bottles
Baby bottles of juice, ready to drink
Baby blankets
Baby carrier sling
Baby clothes
Baby diapers
Baby food
Baby formula
Baby meds/fever reducer
Baby water
Baby waterproof pads
Baby wipes
Backpacks
Baskets
Bath Soap
Bath tub, galvanized about 2 ½ feet diameter/waterproof mat/small pallet to put on
Batteries
Beehives (see queen bees)
Beer Making kit
Benedryl capsules
Beverage creamers and sugars, small packets
Blankets, cotton thermal
Blankets, wool
Bleach
Books, children's'
Books - cooking
Books, educational, history, etc.
Books, fiction
Books, songs
Boots

Can openers
Can openers, P38 military type
Canned goods
Candles
Candle making kit, can, candles and wicks
Canning jars, supplies and instructions
Cards - deck of
Cat food
Chains
Chairs, small folding
Chapsticks
Chicks (baby chickens)
Childbirth kit
Cigarettes, cartons/matches
Cigarette pack case
Clothing of assorted sizes
Coffee
Coffee Pot, percolator type
Containers, all types and sizes
Cooking oil
Curing salt

Dental floss
Dishes - tin campground type/tin cups eating utensils included
Disinfectant cleaner
Document box, small and portable – waterproof – OR -
Document file, small and portable - waterproof
Dog food
Duct tape
Eggs, fresh
Eyeglasses assorted strengths
Electric tape
Flashlights
Food,  hot meal - or -
Food, MREs or cans to take with.
First-aid kit
Food cooler boxes
Fuel, gas, diesel, kerosene

Games - board games
Gas masks
Gloves, work gloves
Glycerine for soap (or lard, plus lye, fragrance)
Goat milk, fresh
Goats to go, young weaned billy and milk goat   
Goggles
Grains

Hairbrushes and combs
Hammers
Hand lotions
Hand hatchet
Hen, fertile to go
Herbs (dried medicinal)

Ice cream maker
Identification holder, plastic
Ice skates
Insect repellent

Jokebook
Jump ropes

Knitting kit and yarn
Knitting needles
Knives

Lamp oil
Lantern, propane
Lantern fuel, propane for Coleman - type lantern
Lard/Tallow
Laundry bucket,
Laundry kit:  Bucket, galvanized steel; large/hand laundry bar/soap holder/scrubber/clothesline/pins
Laundry detergent, environmentally friendly type
Lice medicine
Lighters
Lye  (for soap, lye, glycerine or lard, fragrance)

Machetes
Manuals - How - To, survival
Manure
Maps
Matches
Medicines
Mill (hand crank)
Motor oil
Nails for construction
Nail trimmer kits
Nose cover - protective

Oil lamps
Paper - writing
Patterns
Penicillin
pens
Peroxide
Pets - kitten, puppy etc.
Pet Food
Pet Meds
Pipe tobacco/matches
Pipes
Plant food
Plant containers
Plants - small containers of plants/ berries/ herbs/tomatoes/other foods/ label identifying each
Plants, jars with potatoes, avocados,  etc. growing in them already
Playpens
Pot - big iron pot
Pulley

Quarantine Instruction manual and kit
Queen bee and drones
Quilt making supplies
Quilts

Rabbits
Rifles - for the honest folk passing though
Roosters (along with the hen and chicks)
Rope
Ruler, foot long

"S" hooks and other irons
Salt, cooking
Salt, curing
Sandpaper
Sanitary pads
Saw
Scissors
Seeds
Sewing kit
Shampoo
Sharpening stones
Sharpening tools for knives, scissors
Shoelaces
Shovels
Shoes
Silver
Skillet - iron with metal spatula
Skin lotion
Skins (buck, antelope, elk, bovine, etc)
Sleeping bags
Snowshoes
Snow chains
Soap
Sourdough starter in a plastic bowl with cheesecloth secured over it,
Spices
Sprouts, growing
Sprouts, small container and seeds
String
Sugar
Suitcases
Sunglasses
Sunscreen

Tables, small folding - chairs
Tarps
Tea/Coffee
Tea Tree Oil
Tents
Tent pegs, mallets
Tobacco, loose leaf
Tobacco rolling papers
Toilet paper
Tools (axes, hammers, saw blades, spoke shaves, screwdrivers, wrenches)
Toothbrushes, toothpastes
Toys
Treadle sewing machine and needles and parts
Trees, small - growing in containers
Tripod for cooking and water boiling over a fire
Twinage

Udder care kit (goats, cows)
Underwear, children's, men's, women's

Vaporizer kit, battery - operated
Vehicle maintenance supplies
Vines, grape etc.
Volleyballs
Volleyball, net kits

Wagons
Washcloths
Washpan kit, campground - type, including soap and and campground mirror
Water cups, tin, campground type
Water, canned survival supply
Water, barrel of
WD-40
Weapons
Whiskey
Wine
Wooden pallets
Wood - small bundle of firewood, tinder paper and matches

Xylophone and mallets

Yardstick
Yard goods (materials to make clothing)
Yogurt starter
Zapper (reference Hulda Clark book)
Zest - small cheesecloth packet of herbs and spices, tied with a small twine, cooking
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: ilinda on February 13, 2019, 11:48:45 AM
Quite an exhaustive list!  Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Bartering List For Aftertimes
Post by: Yowbarb on February 14, 2019, 03:04:03 AM
Quite an exhaustive list!  Thanks for posting.

Yes, a long list compiled by lots of people over the years...
Most people would not have all those items, but the list gives a person something to think about, the value of things they may already have an an abundance of.
Or things they could easily get.