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    Quote Originally Posted by NDS View Post
    I honestly agree that toilet paper is something which can only be undervalued by someone who has never 'done' without it...
    Great Point !

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    I think the 3 biggest bartering tools will be food, ammo and batteries. Pints of alcohol and over the counter medications wouldn't be a bad investment either. I think you should have enough cash to handle a very short term crisis such as food and fuel to get out of Dodge. It won't take the store owners long to figure out that cash is worthless. I still think a small amount of silver is wise; maybe 100 silver eagles and some junk silver coins.

    The best "bang for your buck" bartering tool in the long term will turn out to be .22 ammo. Stock up whenever you can find it. I keep at least 10,000 rounds in reserve.
    "When the outflow exceeds the inflow, the upkeep becomes the downfall"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrellM5 View Post
    The best "bang for your buck" bartering tool in the long term will turn out to be .22 ammo. Stock up whenever you can find it. I keep at least 10,000 rounds in reserve.
    I bought 1000 rounds yesterday, and I don't even have a .22....yet.

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    It seems everytime I or anyone else suggests having guns and ammo as currency, someone says, I'm not selling my ammo or guns. BUT, I'm talking about having specific guns for trade or barter and an investment of certain firearms and ammo strictly for that purpose. Not your main battery of firearms. For instance, a few used Glocks or Police trade-in 9mm's a few Hi-Points and an extra case or two of ammo. Can you imagine the services or items you could get in trade for a 9mm pistol and a box of ammo, or a cheapo 22 rifle and a box of ammo? I know several guys that have been buying inexpensive 22 rifles, single shot shotguns, and used handguns just for that purpose.

    I say, a few extra "investment" guns, an extra case or two of FMJ ammo, some extra toilet paper, some smokes, some Bourbon and you could wheel and deal for alot of stuff you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrellM5 View Post
    The best "bang for your buck" bartering tool in the long term will turn out to be .22 ammo. Stock up whenever you can find it. I keep at least 10,000 rounds in reserve.
    Did you pick .22 just because it can be purchased now inexpensively or are you seeing .22 as must have caliber?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    The only thing gold and silver will be good for after a total breakdown of society will be for casting bullets.
    The lone ranger had silver bullets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    The only thing gold and silver will be good for after a total breakdown of society will be for casting bullets.
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    The lone ranger had silver bullets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDS View Post
    King Tut had a golden dagger!
    and poor me only got stainless steel kitchen knives....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker's Mom View Post
    and poor me only got stainless steel kitchen knives....

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    Did you pick .22 just because it can be purchased now inexpensively or are you seeing .22 as must have caliber?
    I would say it's a "must have" caliber. It's also inexpensive enough to stock up on large quantities. You can use .22 to hunt just about anything. There are more ethical calibers for larger game, but if it comes down to a starvation situation, a 22 will do. Also, 22 is the most common caliber and you're more likely to find people that use this caliber to trade with. Having a couple extra scoped Ruger 10/22's to trade would be great as well.
    "When the outflow exceeds the inflow, the upkeep becomes the downfall"

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