One thing to consider is to set up a barter network BEFORE the SHTF. A lot of people in my area will barter with each other. The great thing about it is that you have a network of trusted barter “partners” already in place so can reduce/eliminate the awkward “developing trust” phase.
I just worked out a livestock barter for next year…pullets (young laying hens) that I will hatch out/raise for goat kids. My barter partner will get new laying hens without needing to buy them OR brooder equipment, and I will get her unwanted goat kids (she just wants the milk from the doe). If the kids include a doeling, then I have a future “milker”, while a buckling will be raised for the meat. After slaughter, my barter partner will also get some of the meat.
It works for both of us, and we already have developed a trusted barter relationship for later down the road.
Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:05 pm