I' be trading (in no importance of order)
1/ seeds, plants, cuttings (seeds would be the top thing I'd be trading)
3/ food as in the plant variety of food
5/ herbs for medicines
6/ Skills and services
a/ my skill and services in making thing from leather for people (even now I occassionally get asked by people who know me to make them certain things, a glasses case, a belt a purse etc). I have a awesome bag Ive made which I get asked I wear it out where I got it from by others wanting to buy one.
b/ my skill in diagnostic medicine, herbal medicine etc. I could consult like a local medicine woman (I went to collage and studied western herbal medicine for over a couple of years. I also have had training in delivering babies, so could take on a midwifery role in SHTF (that role would be seen as a highly valuable one in a post event community where most had died)
c/ sewing skills (you'd be surprised how many females cant sew now days, I think a couple of my sisters have never held a sewing needle! they dont even mend anything).
d/ my services for childcare
e/ my services for teaching (I home schooled for 2 years)..
f/ water finding. I have a bit of experience with the adelaide dowsing club and with dowsing. I was successful in dowsing someones yard one time for where the water was and how deep it was at.
g/ I could give some classes in various skills eg growing things etc
h/ I have another more unusual skill which Ive spent years learning but I wont mention here as I want to keep it secret but in a SHTF it can be valuable and could barter the skill (and no its not in bomb making
I wouldnt though barter at all for quite a while as Im hiding out in a SHTF situation as long as possible but a few months or so in.
Id barter for as long as I cant travel very far at all (these are in order)
1/ fish (I'd go down to the beach nearby and get my own if I was more able).
2/ salt eg beach water I can evaporate to try to get salt (another thing I'd go down to close by beach and sort out myself if more able). I need lots of salt due to medical condition I have (4-7g per day to be functioning at my best)
4/ a couple of chickens (if I hadnt got my own chickens by then, I should though have chickens soon)
5/ other foods I dont have which I may want at times for just having something different
6/ medical supplies and glasses (my eyes as I age are starting to decline due to just the getting older thing I only wear number 1 glasses currently but would in a SHTF make sure I have the other grades in case eyes got worst with more age. Also IV supplies is a big thing to me).
7/ tools (in SHTF I'd barter so I had at least 2 of what I have so to have a spare.. very important for things such as shovels!). If anyone had spare of these too I'd take them even if I wasnt really needing them as they are great future barter items for me.
8/ books (then later I'd barter them for different ones)
9/ a horse, donkey, pony or cow .. one animal I could use for transport of myself short distances when things in SHTF had started to settle down some or could be used to bring goods back to me (eg 10L of salt water from beach at a time to get salt). I could train a cow to let me ride it if need be. (a horse for me would be safer then a gopher.. I could tie myself onto a horse so not to fall if I passed out and horses head back home! Well mine used to always be eager to get back home when I had horses. Horses too can travel quite quickly).
10/ a goat (I had a goat for a while I used to milk)
11/ skins or leather (for me to make things with).
12/ any items which are in high demand that I myself wont use but i can easily barter to others eg so I would accept good batteries for barter even though i got no intent to use myself.
my list is a lot different to the others here as I would try to like go back in time and live the old ways like before batteries etc
. Someone here said epidemic supplies.. Ive prepped some for that but I wouldnt try to barter for more supplies for that in a SHTF as I'd be completely trying to avoid others in an epidemic and would see coming into contact with others to gain these supplies as a risk of infection in the midst of an epidemic