In a serious TEOTWAWKI (The End of the World as We Know It) situation, in which the trigger for the disaster was of a manmade nature, there is a better than average chance that the economy will collapse along with several other infrastructures simultaneously. In such a scenario after collapse currencies will begin to alter the economic landscape. Where we once traded paper money products for goods and services, now we will barter with items of value for the new goods and services we require.

Aside from such disastrous hypothetical situations, the art of bartering and negotiating is essentially the ability to obtain items through an agreed upon trade of items or services. This is something that most of us do on a daily basis without really realizing it. We sell ourselves at job interviews, we then agree to an amount of financial compensation for the time we will lose while working on the job. When we get paid, we trade dollars for products we want. Unfortunately, 99.9{c5b21c851374023fba1a0b8014a5a1a05302c4cf2c1729ef0fd09e1f2ec2b2fe} of the population does this blindly and obediently. They falsely believe, because they were trained to do so, that the price tag attached to a product is the FINAL price. This could not be further from the truth. Everything that is for sale can be negotiated for a better price, even that $4 shirt off the rack at Wal-Mart.

In the training video above, the author describes the Top 5 items they consider to be valuable enough to stock up on and store. The items mentioned are considered to be capable of allowing after collapse transactions to be completed. These are considered commonplace items by those who have been in the prepper community for any amount of time. If you are thinking about stocking up on supplies to use as barter items, then this training video should be a good stepping stone.

In this training video we get a different outlook on what items this author considers a valuable commodity to stock up on for the purpose of bartering during an economic collapse. One of the best points this author makes is to think of things that will provide you with an advantage at the bartering table. If you have products, skills, and/or services that are in high demand and low supply, then you will have the upper hand in the negotiation phase and should be able to exact a favorable trade or transaction.

It goes without saying that each and every person, living a self-reliant lifestyle and practicing preparedness, has their own opinion on what is a necessary item to have for bartering purposes. Items such as gold and silver have always held their value over the course of time, this is supported by the use of it as currency throughout the economic history of mankind. Silver is not as valuable as gold; however, silver can be used to conduct transactions much easier than gold can in many cases.

While having gold, silver, and other items available for bartering purposes, it is equally important to have negotiating skills. These are best acquired through hands on training in a sales atmosphere; however, not everyone has the ability to become a salesman. This training video shares some valuable insight on how to negotiate on a professional level. These are tips and tricks that can, and should be used, in our daily lives. If you take the time to learn how to negotiate, then you can often come out on the winning end of the transaction being made.

In this final training video, the demonstrator shares valuable insight on the fine art of entering into a negotiation. There is some good information in this video and it can be used for anything and everything we do on a daily basis. Bear in mind that almost everything we do amounts to conducting a transaction of some sort. We are either making an offer to someone, or we are being offered something from someone. Put a few of these tactics in play with everyday offers and see how well they work for you. Continue practicing them and fine tuning them until you are confident in your abilities.