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What would you barter with?

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by monkeyman, Sep 28, 2006.


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  1. Chad Peterson

    Chad Peterson Monkey

    Sounds like everyone is saying I should not trade my 30.06 ammo even though I don't have a 30.06 rifle???????????
     
  2. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I could use some 30-06, as long as it is legal to sell or trade for. i have access to a 30-06 of my Dad's. But as a trade item post SHTF, ammo can be used against you.

    know the person you are arming.
     
  3. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    If you have it then save it for trade.. 06 is a common caliber in many areas..
     
  4. wastelander

    wastelander Bad English, bare with me

    If I was confronted by hot chicks, I'd atleast try and barter with my warm and tender love.
     
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  5. bfayer

    bfayer Keeper Of The Faith

    I would never trade ammo to anyone I did not trust with my life.

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  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Post SHTF, that is precisely what you are doing.
     
  7. bfayer

    bfayer Keeper Of The Faith

    I guess I don't understand what you mean?

    My point is I would not barter ammo with anyone that I did not know extremely well and then only if could trust them to back me up in cold dark places, or take care of my family while I'm away from home.

    Alcohol, food, and services I would trade and barter to strangers, guns and ammo I would not.

    I see no advantage in ensuring people I don't know or trust are well armed.

    And before someone jumps in with "what if your family is starving" think about this, what are the people I am trading with going to do with the ammo? And where did they get the food they are willing to trade for ammo?

    The two most likely answers are:

    1. They hunted or scavenged for it. In either case I can do that myself.

    2. They stole it. In which case the last thing I want them to have is more ammo that will allow them to keep taking from others, which would probably include myself and my friends.

    Ammo and guns are like teenage daughters. If you wouldn't let someone head out the door with your daughter, they shouldn't be heading out the door with your ammo or guns.

    YMMV.
     
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  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    You understood me plainly, and stated my point well. I don't arm predators.
     
  9. bfayer

    bfayer Keeper Of The Faith

    I guess I misunderstood where you were coming from. My bad.

    Looks like we are on the same page on this issue.

    Now if someone wanted to give me ammo in trade, I'm fine with that. Even if I didn't currently have a gun in that caliber. You never know what you could end up with in the future.

    As for other barter items. Think renewable. You always want to be in a position of being an asset to the local community.

    If all your barter supplies run out, you lose your value pretty quickly.
     
  10. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    Gotta remember, some hot chicks do not like it "tender"...:rolleyes:
    And "Honey" pots have been trapping the un aware as long as man has been wandering this earth..
     
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  11. JABECmfg

    JABECmfg multi-useless

    I'm going to agree with everyone else on this issue - in a post-SHTF environment, don't do it.

    But, since the world as we know it hasn't ended yet, there's no reason not to go ahead and trade it right now, for something you can use later. (As long as you're not breaking any laws, of course.)
     
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  12. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    Funny thing about prepping, You never can know what someone else will value... These discussions present ideas that someone else has yet to think of..
     
  13. wastelander

    wastelander Bad English, bare with me

    Y
    You gotta die from something man ;-)
     
  14. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    SMILE!!!! But of course you do...


    Then theres dieing and then theres fighting , gouging, kicking ,stabing, shooting until the bastards drag you down!! And even then let us pray that I still have it in me to spit in their eye..

    No sense in walking into an obvious trap...
     
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  15. JoshPFT

    JoshPFT Monkey

    Cheap little flashlights would be something I'd have no trouble trading and plenty of people would probably find valuable.
     
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