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Alcohol for barter?

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Alcohol for barter?

Post by Benchwarmer » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:15 pm

Does any one here store booze or make it as a part of preps? If so how much do you think is a reasonable amount? Not asking about the legalities of it ...



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Re: Alcohol for barter?

Post by Australianprepper1 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:24 pm

I don't store booze, but I have a carton of smokes. Smokers will give you pretty much anything as a trade for a pack of durries. I'm a smoker so I know the lengths you'll go to for a smoke.
Let's put it this way, you'll never have a bloke come up to you and ask for a scull of your beer, but a smoker will always ask to bum a smoke.



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Re: Alcohol for barter?

Post by MasterChief » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:29 pm

Australianprepper1 wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:24 pm
Let's put it this way, you'll never have a bloke come up to you and ask for a scull of your beer, but a smoker will always ask to bum a smoke.
Note to self, add cigarettes to my bug out bag...Great tip :lol:


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Re: Alcohol for barter?

Post by Benchwarmer » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:14 pm

Yes but growing tobacco will find you in much more strife then making booze. Moonshine can run a car, a diesel (with other ingredients ) and chainsaws tractors even



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Re: Alcohol for barter?

Post by GirlFriday » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:28 pm

Alcohol can also be useful medicinally, we will reach a scenario fairly soon where there are more super multiresistant bugs than there are antibiotics to deal with them so ETOH will be valueable.
Also, when the SHTF people like to drink to cope with their sorrows (look at Greece for an example) so yeah, I reckon alcohol would be a useful barter item



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Re: Alcohol for barter?

Post by Keith » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:06 am

I carry a bottle of rum, but not for barter.
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