Keep track of your inventory ~ You'll need to know what you have so you'll know what you can spare.
Barter: to trade by exchange of commodities rather than by the use of money. Charity: generous actions or donations to aid the poor, ill, or helpless ~ something given to a person or persons in need
If you are prepping for a sideways world you aren't going to ever feel good about turning folks away when they come for help. Giving to others in need when time are tough can happen, if you've planned for it. Charity and love is important to keep our humanity. During the Great Depression everyday folks were so much more civil than they are today. If our economic system collapses it will get ugly quick. Now some folks won't knock, and they won't ask nice so be able to defend yourself and your family. I don't believe gold and silver are going to be the currency. You can't eat gold and it won't keep you warm at night. In my humble opinion the new currency will be things that are useful ...drinking water, food, seeds, spices, fabrics, weapons, tools, medicines, toilet paper these are the things that will be valuable. The number one book of all time will continue to be the number one book of all times The Holy Bible. It is important that as you ready yourself for any emergency that you also ready yourself to be able to lend a hand to help others at whatever level you can. You will most likely need to barter. Your neighbor may need water while you need tp.
Did you know: Prepping for famine was done in biblical times? See Genesis 37-50 THE DOLLAR TREE has Holy Bibles get a dozen. Some folks will need hope more than charity.
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