How many things do we use every single day, but don’t really appreciate?
For most people, the answer is A LOT. And when SHTF, these commonplace items will end up being extremely valuable.
There are many SHTF scenarios in which stores will be either bought out or looted, making everyday items extremely hard to come by. And if we’re talking about a large-scale situation, it could be a long time before those stores are re-stocked (if ever).
We don’t know what the future may hold. That’s why it’s extremely important to be prepared.
And when these ordinary things become a luxury, you’ll be glad you stocked up on them. Depending on the scenario, you can either save them or use them to barter for something you really need.
Here’s 21 inexpensive, everyday items that will be priceless post-collapse:
1. Toilet Paper
is pretty self-explanatory, unless you are fond of leaves and what-not.
is so cheap today that we tend to take it for granted. But when it’s gone, people will miss it badly. It is crucial to maintain cleanliness after the SHTF to keep diseases from spreading.
will be useful as well as an excellent barter item. Buy them in bulk and keep them on hand.
4. Duct Tape
has all sorts of uses. Buy several rolls because you’ll need more than you might think.
has dozens of usess. Buy lots so you can use it for gardening, cooking, cleaning, etc.
may not be healthy, but after SHTF they are going to be in high demand. A single pack could be worth a great deal of supplies, and they actually have some survival uses.
7. Cheap Wine
is easy to come by and will store forever. After fighting all day, a nice glass of wine will go a long way toward calming the nerves.
are only a few bucks for dozens of them. Buy lot so you can treat minor wounds without being stingy.
is fairly inexpensive right now for certain kinds, so buy it while you still can. Folks who are looking for .22 will tell you the benefit of buying when it is plentiful and cheap.
like oregano, garlic powder, and the like will turn that bland soup or stew into a delicious meal.
to grow a garden will be crucial to creating a sustainable life. Store a large variety of heirloom seeds so you’ll also have seeds for next season and so on.
because having lots of babies after SHTF is not going to be ideal and chemical birth control is not going to be available.
13. Baking Soda
isn’t just for baking. You can use it for many things such as cleaning, deodorizing, and more.
can be picked up at the dollar store. You can’t afford to get wet when it is cold out. If you have a heavy-duty poncho, there are several other things you can do with it.
15. Cotton Balls
can be used for cleaning, treating wounds, and protecting the ears when you have to be outside in the bitter cold.
16. Zip Ties
are versatile and extremely useful for putting up a quick shelter, holding a door closed, or fixing small things around the house, and much more.
are fairly cheap and you will be surprised at how many you will go through. Candles can be used in place of flashlights to conserve battery power.
18. Shoe Strings
aren’t just for keeping your shoes on. They can be used as cordage for all sorts of things.
19. Activated Charcoal
is a cheap yet potentially life-saving item that many people overlook. It helps treat poisonings, purifies water, and relieves gas and bloating.
can be picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Use them as intended, to make slings, or to seal up a drafty door.
21. Fishing Line
isn’t just for fishing. Use it to hang items, make a snare trap, and set booby traps around your camp.
You can find more examples of dirt-cheap items that will be priceless when SHTF at Urban Survival Site.
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