The theme for the August 2013 issue of PREPARE Magazine offers information and resources on alternative currencies and bartering.
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Have you ever held cash and coin in your hand and wondered why such importance is put on these small pieces of paper and metal? Our monetary system is so tied into this type of representative object, such as paper bills and coins that hold now only a trace of the actual precious metal. This issue of PREPARE Magazine is full of helpful articles to broaden our view of currency and look for alternatives.
One of the first places we may all need to start is to Understand Creative Solutions in an Economic Storm and learn to use an Alternative Currency during a Crisis. Even planning for that alternative is wise, by making a suggested list of the Top 8 Barter items and Where to Find Them. Perhaps you’ve wondered if We Need to Borrow More and if it’s the Ethical Thing to Do. All the while searching through-out the internet and not knowing just How Vulnerable are you to Cyber Threats!
Of course the small things affect each family’s monetary plan. So we bring a wider view to this topic by inviting you to look at the quality of Hammocks and Poncho Versatility. Food and space are often impacted by a lack of funds, so Building an Easy Hydroponics System may be a solution that fits your budget. Heath care may be expensive now, but in a crisis it may be non-existent. The Survival Medicine Handbook may help now and later to save not only money but something of more value: a life.
Struggling through finances may be a way of getting prepared for an economic system that could change rapidly, so there is a brighter side to looking at alternatives now. All the while, one of the most important things is to avoid The lure of being lulled by what is going on around us. But above all the preparedness we can muster with the currency we have or the alternative to it, The Greatest Preparation goes far beyond monetary value.
We at PREPARE Magazine, are humbled by the vast number of people who walk this preparedness life. As we connect with you, daily we are reminded how honored we are to be of service and hope each issue, digital or print, will Encourage, Empower, and Enrich your journey.
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