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Old 07-07-2013, 8:31 AM
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Some discussion here about how important & expensive ammo will be. I remember a show on the tube about how 20th century folks were placed in a 19th century environment & given so much $ to buy supplies a the trading post. Most everyone bought supplies to grow food but one. He bought to make Corn. His family had everything they need by selling his Booze back to the trading post. They watched everyone else bust their hump while he ran a still.
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Old 07-07-2013, 8:46 AM
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As with every other thread, it depends

In your TV show, how often were the actors under fire?
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Old 07-07-2013, 9:18 AM
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These weren't actors, modern people in a 19th century environment. Which is where we would be on about 2 wks.
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Moral of the story, build a still, make alcohol and have enough ammo to protect it.
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Old 07-07-2013, 9:56 AM
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Right,important currency.
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Tobacco, coffee, booze ... currency.



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Corn and a ton of sugar, and a energy source for the cook. Sugar is the biggest pain.
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Corn and a ton of sugar, and a energy source for the cook. Sugar is the biggest pain.
If you don't live on a farm... Total Wine Stores (or any large liquor wholesaler) have their very inexpensive generic brand versions of all staple hard alcohols. Prep and store those in quantity. Medical use, recreational use and barter value at low cost.

Remember, two is one and one is none, especially when it comes to liquor
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Ok would you store 50 gal of booze or 50# of corn meal & 1# of yeast? Sugar is needed if the environment is warm otherwise it's a option. The energy use is to bring the mix up to a certain # then let it sit for a few days.
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Lower cost booze is now coming in plastic bottles, does the booze pick up the plastic taste of the bottle. I've been told that the differance between $$$$ vodka and the cheap vodka is the number of times its been filtered.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:11 PM
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This idea only works with an established barter system and some sort of social design established. It is going to take time to build in a collapsed society.

In the immeadiate future after S has HTF on hand booze might be a decent barter item provided you know who your dealing with or can find and make a mutual agreement.

Personally I have booze in my home for personal use and disinfecting but not for bartering. The idea of providing someone either liquid courage or idiot juice just doesn't appeal to me, same goes for ammo. If I don't know you and trust you your not getting booze or ammo from me.

I would trade extra food from my garden, extra clothing, and certain other material supplies though.
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Old 07-13-2013, 6:16 AM
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True the altered state can be a problem. But with no gas or disinfectants it could be a important item.
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