Backups & Barter Items for Preppers
You probably already have thought of these and have them stocked. But there is one on the list you may not have thought about – Rat Traps!
As my favourite medical prepper, The Patriot Nurse, points out, the number one killer after SHTF is going to be disease. That’s because one of the first things to stop will be sanitation collection. And that is going to not only spread disease on its’ own, but the rodent population will explode. Not only will they spread disease, but they will go after your stock supplies as well. Rat Traps have other uses as well as the post points out:
“Rat traps also have applications as squirrel and songbird traps for feeding families and pets, protecting gardens from small raiders, and combining with fishing line and various magnetic strip alarms or things like chem lights to create visual and audio alerts for home and property alarms. They can also be rigged with bells on a line to alert a barrier run of pigs that something has tripped the wire, and with some training the pigs will rush in to remove threats to chickens and gardens.”
In addition, if you get large enough rat traps, you can use them to trap lager game.
Be sure and read the entire post and don’t assume you have everything you need. There might be some items on their list you’ve missed!
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