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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Barter Items for Survival - Part One

In a survival situation where many items may be scarce or in limited supply, you will need to make sure that you place yourself in a superior bargaining position when bartering for needed items for your own survival. The best way to put yourself in a superior position in any type of bartering situation is to take advantage of inherrent human weaknesses and addictions.

Unfortunately, many people are addicted to a great many things. These items to which they are addicted can be great barter items that will place you in a superior position when bartering. Those who lack the necessary willpower to control their addictions will be at a serious disadvantage in any bargaining for needed items to which they are addicted.

The two main items that will be essential to a great many people because of their addictions will be alcohol (the kind you drink) and tobacco products. Wine, beer, and liquor will be in great demand and even more so for those to whom it is an essential part of their life due to a dependence on it. Tobacco products will also be in great demand. Cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and other forms of tobacco will make excellent barter items for your survival.

The best way to come out ahead in any trade or barter situation is to place yourself in a position of power. Having an item that a person needs desperately is just one way to do this with a fairly guaranteed rate of success. This may seem a rather harsh manner in which to do business, but remember, we're talking about your survival and the survival of your family.

Got barter items?

Staying above the water line!



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