When zombies attack or when the electric grid is taken down by an EMP or solar flare, trade must go on.
Currently, about 90% of U.S. dollars exist only digitally. Even if fiat cash remained valuable post-apocalypse, it would be pretty hard to come by.
Bitcoin - Cryptocurrencies - Electricity - Internet - Function
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are great, but still rely on electricity and the internet to function.
So what are the best off the grid currencies for a worst case scenario?
Currency - Stores - Value - Labor - Goods
A currency stores the value of labor or goods that are otherwise hard to store, trade, and transport.
A Proper currency will not physically deteriorate over time. It will be widely useful, all the better if you can use it yourself, worst case scenario.
Currencies - Means
Here are the five best off the grid currencies to hoard, or have the means to create.
1. Distilled Spirits AKA Moonshine–Hard Freakin’ Alcohol!
Law - Right - Laws - Liquor - Minefield
We would never advocate that you break the law, except for right now when we encourage you to break any stupid laws against brewing your own hard liquor. Or try to navigate the legal minefield of home brewing, either way.
Whiskey was the currency of choice for Western Pennsylvanians after the Revolutionary War. Instead of hauling grain to market over hill and through dale, they converted it to whiskey. This was much easier to transport and trade since it had high value for a low volume. The scumbag Alexander Hamilton ruined that by demanding a whiskey tax paid in coin. This set off the Whiskey Rebellion which set the precedent for the terribly cronyistic and centralized government we have today.
Alcohol - Sales - Recession - Proof - Worst
But anyway, alcohol sales are generally recession proof. Worst case scenario, you can drink your money and drown your sorrows.
Amazon actually sells a stove top distiller… FOR DISTILLING WATER you degenerates.
Way - Alcohol - Pot
Another easy way to distill alcohol is by using a big pot where you slowly boil your...
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