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Bartered Skills

This week I am continuing on with my barter series with skills that can be used for barter. These are just a few ideas of skills that you can trade for items to keep your family alive although there are many, many more that I couldn’t list in this episode. I also talk about using some skills to make products to use for barter or to pay your bills. The key is to look at what you do everyday or as hobbies and what you can do with the knowledge that you have of those activities to earn an income as well.

Just a few ideas that I mention are:

  • Medical fields
  • Gardening and raising livestock
  • Metal fabrication
  • Construction trades
  • Reloading
  • Home brewing

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Barter Preps

This week I will be talking barter prep. I gave our listeners the option between two topics and this one is the one that won out. Thank you to those that voted in the poll on the APIIINation Facebook post and to our friends that shared the post around. Next week I will cover the other topic in the poll.

So today I talk items that you may want to stockpile or have on hand for bartering or trading during a long term SHTF scenario. Before you start bartering though, make sure to have a plan of what you will store and trade, also what you will store and NOT trade. The list of items I give you involves some insights from a survivor from the Bosnian war that was interviewed by Natural News back in 2013. I talk about the items he recommends keeping on hand for barter

I run out of time to record the full episode of all that I wanted to, so I will have to do a follow up with skills that you can use as a trade median as well. Until then, here is a past episode I did on Skills That Pay Bills from 2016. And PLEASE, please, if you have any other thoughts of items that would work good to barter with, please share it with us by emailing or leaving them in the comments below.

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Skills Over Gadgets

Welcome back to another episode, today I would like to talk about the importance of skills. Too many people getting into preparedness put more importance into the toys they buy for prepping and less time into the skills for their family’s survival. There are too many skills and variations of ways to performing them required for the survival you and your family to even really list the individual skills, but I put them simply into 5 categories. As long as you can fill in the blank of how you will do them, these 5 categories are a great starting place.

  1. Food
  2. Water
  3. Shelter
  4. Protection
  5. First aid

The best way to test your knowledge is to put them into practice without technological assistance. Go rustic camping by yourself first or with your family for a weekend and find a way to get food, clean water, build shelter, protect from animals, and fix boo boos with just the stuff in your get-home bag, bug-out bag, or car bag. Refer to my video below if you don’t know what that is. Once you can do it in the wilderness, try shutting off power to your house for a weekend and don’t use your generator.

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Learn Your Kids Some Skills Podcast


Ok I’m sure some of you are irritated with the title, I’m sorry, just trying to get your attention. In this episode I will give you some of the skills I believe children should be taught before they are a teenager. So many kids live behind the technology of the time, not that children shouldn’t be well versed in the electronic age. The point is, as good a tool as YouTube and the many free educational tools there are out there, there are many very important life skills that can’t be taught through these electronic marvels. It is especially important to learn these before you need them in a time when you can’t just find a YouTube video. Here is a warning for this episode, just because I lay down this list of skills, you as the parent or guardian of your child should not expect or try to teach them a skill that you personally don’t feel that they are mature enough to learn or perform by themselves. If your child is not mature enough, you should look into finding another skill that builds maturity and responsibility before you try. I also make the point that a lot of these items may just sound like average chores or labor for your child… it is good for children to learn a work ethic at a young age because as a former employer myself, the majority of the youth have NO work ethic. Do you have any other suggestions as to skills I missed, please email me at Podcast@APIIINation.com.

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Weekly Prepping Show: Skills That Pay Bills

Metal fabrication or blacksmith would be a excellent skill to have post-collapse

Metal fabrication or blacksmith would be a excellent skill to have post-collapse

In this weeks episode on preparedness, I give a list of skills that may be sought after in a financial collapse. These could be what someone uses to support their family in a post collapse economy. I have also added a resource link for each to maybe look deeper into them and possibly get started in learning a new skill.

The post collapse skills to pay the bills are:

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The Time Is Close

The time may be near when preppers will have to break in to those precious food stocks. Ok well we don’t know that for sure, but what if the collapse of society is tomorrow? Are you squared away? Chances are you are not, I don’t know a serious prepper out there that says they are fully ready. You can never have enough food, water, medical supplies, or equipment; or at least for a global collapse that sends us all into the Stone Age.


Really though, what is most likely to happen that requires our preps to be activated; not a collapse or an EMP but more of a localized disaster. A tornado, earthquake, job loss, or power outage is more likely to happen than a national or global disaster. That is what we prepare for the most? You can stockpile stuff for a EMP or other equally horrible event, but if you do then you should be more than adequately ready for the mostly and if you aren’t; you aren’t doing it right.


Now lectures aside. Now all your preps are stored properly and away from moisture and sunlight to keep them lasting a long while, do you ever test them?  One thing you absolutely do not want to do is open a can of beans or tuna to find out the seal was bad on them, especially when you really need it. Yes, store bought canned goods can have bad seals also. An example for me is when I opened a can of Chef Boyardee ravioli for my kids and there was a layer of green slime on the top. Remember watch how your MREs are stored in your BOB as well. A friend and I just today took a hike with our BOBs and ate some of the food in them. He had a MRE that had been sitting in his vehicle for a year or so that, though it was still in date, was bad… Let’s just say the cheese spread was the texture of taffy and the Salisbury steak, he contributed the smell to the pile my dog left in the yard before the hike. Other than quality testing of the food, it may be a good idea to test cooking skills in which you have to be “unconventional” in your preparedness and cooking of recipes. It’s funny how a hundred years ago, our unconventional methods were the standard method; did I say funny, I meant sad. Have you tried cooking over a wood fire lately?


You may want to try your technique out before relying on it. With the spring around the corner, camping season will be also. Taking your family camping is the best way to try out fire starting methods, primitive cooking styles, and all around basic survival skills. When I say camping though, I am not talking about taking your camper down to the K.O.A. and hooking up power and water, I’m talking about rustic. You need to camp simulating off the grid living, someplace where you don’t have neighbors 20 feet to each side singing kumbaya. In a real emergency situations you will use whatever you have at your disposal including a camper, so I’m not saying to avoid using it; use your camper on without outside influence. You also should find either a campground that has rustic sites that are away from people or public land that you can camp out for a weekend. Each member of your family should have their BOB and use it. On public land you can take it a step further and get the proper hunting/fishing permits to trap small game or catch fish to eat over the weekend. I do recommend getting the licenses though before you attempt it, last thing you need is a conservation officer ruining the weekend by fining and or arresting someone.


You should try to have a survival skills camping trip with your family every month or two in the warmer months. As your family gets better you could try in the colder months as well. Now if you are just starting out with them, don’t be surprised if you can’t cover everything or even a quarter of it in a weekend. Don’t get short or irritated with them if they don’t get it either, last thing you want to do is turn them off at the whole idea of camping every month by being pissy over their slow learning curve. It is crucial that if you want your family and you to survive a national emergency, that you are all on the same page and being impatient with them will cause more failure than success. Start small with some basics like fire making, cooking over wood fire, water collection, and water purification. Those four skills can be more difficult than the average person realizes, but once mastered, will allow them to eat stored food and drink clean water which I shouldn’t have to tell you the importance of. Your next skills training with them could be shelter building and snare making. There are a lot of skills that you can work on at home on weekends you are not in the woods like knots, map reading, and sewing; so don’t think you have to do all your training outside.
  
The better you and your family get, the more you can incorporate into these weekends. You could start testing some of your toys like HAM or two-way radios. You should also start putting some trail hiking or off the trail hiking in as well. One day you and your family might just get so good and enjoy living off the land that you never leave the woods. Please share some of your stories or experiences with us and the other readers by commenting below.

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