There’s a lot of good survival and prepping information out there, but it seems that some specific guidance is not as abundant as it should be.
Here are five things that preppers don’t always plan for, but should:
Preppers often think about every conceivable need — and plan for it. However, when society ends, even the best preppers may find themselves lacking something they forgot. For this reason, it is critical to devote some space and resources to the storage of items for barter. That way, when society ends and you find yourself in need, you may have something to trade.
What you store for barter depends entirely on the location and conditions of your homestead. However, I recommend a few basics. First, when society ends, there will be a lot of desperate and hungry people. A premium will be put on food. My barter storage has several large canisters of freeze-dried packets of food. Each one has 60 individual meals. When society ends, trading someone a week’s worth of food may allow you to get something in return that you need.
I also have basic toiletries and medical supplies, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, ibuprofen, and first aid kits. These inexpensive items can provide a great deal of relief to people who aren’t starving, but didn’t really prepare for hard times.