Today we’re taking a look at survival knowledge from around the web with some commentary to assist you in choosing the most interesting content.
From rethinksurvival.com: Say Goodbye to Paper Goods, and Here’s How
Frugality is always of interest to preppers, and this is a pretty simple way to cut a few bucks off of your weekly bills. It’s interesting to see how ditching some paper goods was easy for the author but others were more difficult depending on his own personal habits. This kind of thinking is great for getting a few dollars back by doing away with minor conveniences so that you can afford the major purchases and the necessities for everyday life. Give this article a look and see what you think you can cut out.
From survivopedia.com: How to Survive and Signal When Trapped
This article covers a lot, including common signaling tools, how to make the best of your situation when you’re stuck, and even a special section for those who live in high-rises. In much of prepper media there is the idea that a disaster will strike where you are able to rush home to your vast stocks of supplies, so this article provides some rare helpful advice for when you simply can’t leave! Indeed, these sorts of article emphasize the need to always keep a few preparedness items within reach so that you’ll be ready to handle short-term emergencies without access to your larger stocks.
From graywolfsurvival: Is Collecting Silver or Gold the Best Idea for Bartering if SHTF?
A very interesting take on the common phenomenon of stockpiling coins to barter with after the “end” when cash will have little value. One comment in particular was quite poignant: “would you trade any of your gear for silver or gold after the event?” Obviously not! You can’t eat gold and silver is rather terrible as a firestarter. I would mention that gold and silver would have value in the event of a slow collapse, wherein the price of goods slowly rises over the course of years until the final collapse of the dollar’s value. In that case gold purchased before the initial slide could pay off debts, buy tangible goods and otherwise provide a great hedge against inflation. Always balance preps properly, but don’t necessarily ignore gold and silver just because they’re not as immediately useful as food and water.
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This article first appeared at Prepared For That: Say Goodbye to Paper Good: Josh’s Take on Survival Knowledge