How To Survive The 2011 Economic Collapse Part 3
When the Economy craps itself out completely then modern currency will become effectively worthless.
In order to get good and services you will have to learn how to barter.
So what skills can you learn now to barter with if the economy fails??
Growing your own food
Don’t learn it because it’s the latest cool thing – this is a skill we used to know and have forgotten.
Check out the first part of this series for for info.
It’s one thing to buy and store extra cans of beans, but do you know how to can your own fruit, or vacuum-pack or dry other goods?
This is a valuable skill to have no matter what but in a total economic collapse knowing how to preserve food will be a potential live saving skill (you might not starve in winter for example!)
Very few people know how to chop down a tree or even spilt wood with just an axe.
Knowing how to do this properly could make you a valuable asset in your community.
Cooking and preparing food from scratch
Again, it’s one thing to be able to make a good dinner, but can you make your own granola? How about catch, cook and clean your own fish? Most people don’t even know how to make their own bread.
Make a Fire With No Matches or Fuel
This should be #1 for obvious reasons. But it’s also a great skill to have if you wanted to barter with someone for some other skill.
Catch and store your own rainwater
Just because the economy-as-we-know-it fails doesn’t mean you’ll be living in the woods in the middle of nowhere – but this would still be a really valuable skill to have which you could also teach others.
You can make solar stills to convert sunshine and humidity into water and catch it in a cup. This is so simple and basic we should all know how to do it.
Another basic “girl/boy scout” type of skill, but very handy, especially if you ever really needed it. Not all knots are equal!
Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting
Sewing sounds boring to me, but I can do it(if I have to!). Some people can’t though.
Far less people can knit.
Sewing for mending purposes is a really basic skill that would be easy enough to teach.
If you had to, you could make your own mats, rooves, and blankets if you know basic sewing and knitting skills.
Stay tuned to Step 4 on How To Survive The 2011 Economic Collapse.