We came across an excellent article listing the top 40 items considered to be useful or valuable as bartering goods. As most Preppers have already done so in preparation, others may like to consider “investing” now especially most of the gear could be obtained on a small budget.
This is not the first case recently where “self-sufficent” gardners had their garden contents removed or destroyed by authorities. The most recent case being in Canada. If you grow your own you break the law.
Update: Across to Europe for this report. Preppers, who sell their home-made jams and other glassed edibles, have now had an income revenue stopped. The EU Health & Safety laws now prohibit the selling of such goods in re-usable glass jars.