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Having food, ammo, first aid supplies, flashlights etc, handy and the most important thing here is that they are extra, and they are not your preps you will be relying on when SHTF or things get worse. Items will become less available and having items stockpiles could work in your favor, and give you the things you need in order to survive.
Our friends over at backdoor survival have a pretty decent list with 40 items to have stockpiled ready for barter. Bartering could mean the survival of your family, so please when thinking about what to stockpile, think it all through.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It’s made of lean, dried meat that’s crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call “survival skills” now.