What is prepper money? Some people say it is Gold, Silver, and other precious metals or gems. Prepper money, in my opinion, anything of value that can be traded, bartered or exchanged for something you may need in an SHTF situation. Below we will discuss some of the things that can be used as Prepper Money. Not necessarily in order of importance
Let’s begin with precious metals Gold and Silver are the most common I have both gold and silver in my safe. Most of the gold I have is small gold coins and bars mainly because if you have to use it for trade it will be easier to deal in smaller amounts. I mean do you really want to hand someone a 1-ounce gold coin for a box of 22 rounds? You can purchase gold coins and rounds in 1/10, 1/4, and 1/2 ounce as well as 1 ounce. Bars can be purchased in 1 gram up to 1 kilo 32.15 ounces. Silver is less expensive to purchase and would be much easier to trade a 1 ounce American Silver Eagle than 1 ounce of gold. Sliver can be found as coins, rounds, bars, and even bullets. You can also find junk silver. All silver coins struck in 1964 or earlier were minted with 90% silver and 10% copper. My personal holdings include all of the above. If your interested in purchasing precious metals of any kind check out Money Metals Exchange.
Next up Ammunition, this will be a valuable commodity when the stuff hits the fan, You will need it for self-defense, and hunting to feed your family. I keep a minimum of 1000 rounds for each firearm I own note I said each weapon, not each caliber. I also have a few hundred rounds of calibers I don’t own I have these to use as trade or on the chance that I somehow aquire one of these calibers. Places to look for inexpensive ammunition are gun shows, sales at sporting goods stores, I purchase most of mine at gun shows or search for it at ammograb.com. Even though I list ammo and have some for trade I plan to be very careful who I trade it with you don’t want that same ammo being used against you later.
Medical supplies will be needed everything from bandaids to Tylenol stock up on anything and everything dollar stores are great for this.
Hygiene Items running water and clean bathrooms are a thing of the past. Toilet paper, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, soap, and toothpaste. Also stock toothbrushes, dental floss, and mouthwash. Stock up on the toilet paper you can get the best deals and large quantities at places like Costco, Sam’s Club, and wholesale restaurant and maintenance supply stores. Don’t forget feminine hygiene products even if you don’t need them you can trade with your neighbor who has a wife and daughters to worry about.
Alcohol and tobacco will be another of those items that people will be looking for post-collapse. Keep some around even if you don’t use it yourself it will be a good barter item.
Food and water will be the most sought after without it you won’t survive. If you have a garden you can sell or trade fresh fruit and vegetables for other items you may need. If you have a cow or goats you can trade milk. Or stock up on freeze-dried foods and MRE’s. Contact Legendary Survival and ask about their bulk buying program. With the bulk buy program, you can purchase Food Storage and many other products in bulk at close to wholesale. Use the link above or email them at [email protected]
These are just a few of the items that we keep stocked around our homestead including the cows and goats. You undoubtedly will think of many more as we have to add your suggestions just leave a note in the comments.