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    Apocalyptic Commodities

    What would you horde to trade if the global economy collapses due to war or ecological collapse or whatever wide scale disaster?

    I know many would say gold, or arable land, water sources etc.

    Personally, I would horde freeze dried coffee. I think it would be very valuable, particularly after a year or so without.
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    Fags, booze, medicines. Whatever you can get in the lead up to apocalypse and can store.
    Gold is easy to store but how many people post-apocalypse will have the wherewithal to trade X commodity for an item worth hundreds. Gold is now 982 per oz.

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    No useful goods are yours to keep
    without guns and ammo and no sleep.
    So to live through times of stress
    yaba will have you nodding less.

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    Possibly grain. Fruit and vegetables grow fast enough and can be collected easily enough, but grain is difficult to harvest.

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    sweetners salt and sugar in single serve packets, matches, aspirin, pens/pencils...

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    ^how's that taste?

    Will an electronic wallet work in apocalyptic conditions?


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    ^Anything electronically based would likely be inaccessible, worthless. Paper money, too, for different reasons.

    I like the herbs, spices idea.

    Alcohol and salt are easily made and obtainable in a world undergoing global contraction, can be locally sourced nearly everywhere so not a premium value on those.

    In a world constrained by the collapse of mass transport, locally sourced items will be a priority but modern tastes will still need to be met, hence my coffee idea. Cannot be locally sourced on 80% of the planet.

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    Contraceptive pills...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    hence my coffee idea.
    Yeah I like that idea too. I'd go into withdrawal without my coffee.


    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    Paper money, too, for different reasons.
    Might be good for starting a fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orrens View Post
    medicines.
    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    guns and ammo
    Those two, and depending on storage capability, petrol/gasoline/diesel.

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    When the faeces hits the fan only the bad guys will survive.
    So work on being the baddest.
    Leave scarves and aftershave off the list.

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    antibiotics, insulin, pain killers....

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    Space food sticks......got loads of them stashed

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    water purification tablets, antibiotics, guns, cigarette lighters, nose candy and weed (personal use). I plan on providing things that can extend life (water purification tabs) and take it (guns) while being to high to have any morals.

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    A hotdog stand and a huge supply of Mcdonalds "fresh" bread. That will last for years. Then me and Dilli can go into partnership. I'l make em, he can sell them.

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    Food, water and a place to shelter, but goldfish to the one who said nothing's worth hoarding if you can't protect it.

    Only those prepared to think and act outside of 'civilised' norms might survive the apocalypse, while the other 95% will whimper like that lady calling 911 for permission to break a window because the place was filled with smoke after the second plane hit.

    I'd probably herd the fam over to LT's place, well stocked and safe enough with that 4-legged deterrent at the gate.

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    Bunch of these.


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    You will need one of these guys as well, just to get them attracting the punters.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Bunch of these.

    Why would one need red bikinis ?
    When the rule book has been throw away nude swimming would be permissible.

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    I won't notice the collapse if I'm in Isaan at the time.

    Nothing to hoard so nothing to steal...just carry on as usual.

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    ...the rich vein of apocalypse entertainment (Walking Dead, Doomsday Preppers, Youtube vids, etc) should already have prepared many of us for the post-apocalyptic world: engineers, medical personnel and thugs are the most valuable...lib arts majors, not so much...horde everything until it's stolen, then steal from someone else...life in a well-fortified and stocked bunker (think refurbished missile silo) or one roaming the littered streets in search of stuff to stay alive and continue roaming seem to be the alternatives...personally, a jumbo container of Xanax and a jar of Prego should be enough for sweet dreams to oblivion...
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    ^ That sounds about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    while the other 95% will whimper like that lady calling 911 for permission to break a window because the place was filled with smoke after the second plane hit.
    I'd never heard that story...I'm speechless. An apocalypse would certainly speed up Darwin's Theory of Evolution.

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