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Thanks so much for the

Thanks so much for the emphasis on common sense and for highlighting the potential for human interaction-- violence as well as trading. And thanks for not mentioning gold which in my humble opinion WILL JUST MAKE YOU A TARGET!!! I have started just keeping a couple extra supplies in the pantry of both food and other necessities and bet we could live for a year plus trade. I'm adding ziplock bags to the list as an idea. I know people wash and reuse them but I like them fresh and use them for organizing as well as food, so I have 3-4 boxes downstairs just in case! I would also add that if you have a trade that would be needed in a disaster, keep some supplies at home so you could trade work for something if needed.