Just by going to websites like this, you are way ahead of the general populace. If you go ahead and actually prepare you are light-years ahead of most. If we have a large scale disaster, you may be in a position to trade some of your goods (and services) for items you may need. What I would like to do is give you a list of great books on bartering.
While you won’t get really good at bartering without practice, good reference books on bartering can definitely help you. I personally stay with what I know and would try to stay away from jewelry and stick to guns – in a grid down or in a time of hyper-inflation, I may not have a choice but to barter with or for jewelry and other things. In that case I would hope to have some updated references to use. Continue reading “List of Great Books on Bartering”→
These books are ones I think are important to own and keep in your preparedness library. They all are recommended specialty books, but they are lower on the list than the first couple sets of recommendations.
Some of these books are more expensive than those in the second and first tiers, others are more technical, and some are supplemental texts that cover the same subjects in different ways.
I subscribe to a Good, Better, Best philosophy when it comes to preparedness resources. I would rather have a good piece of equipment RIGHT NOW, than have plans to buy the best most ultimate piece of gear someday. Then as I learn to use that good piece of equipment, it helps me know what too look for when I have the resources to upgrade.
Having “stuff” is cool, but too many people tend to rely on “stuff” in an emergency, when really, keeping your head and thinking your way through things works a lot better. (Ever watch MacGyver?) No preparedness plan is complete without knowledge, because somebody can take your stuff, but they cannot take your mind, (if YOU don’t lose it!). Continue reading “Non-Fiction Must Read Books”→