Cash will be king at the beginning but food and ammo will be gold.
I posted this a few moments ago, and it apparently didn’t make it up, so I hope it doesn’t turn out to be a duplicate. I’d love to see Selco’s thoughts on that statement. Personally, I’d expect that disclosure that someone has enough food or ammo to trade away, would be an open invitation for theft (or likely worse). I suspect that most people who are smart enough to store away food and ammo, aren’t doing to primarily as barter options, but for primary use if/as needed. I’m not sure one could have enough of either. Personally, I would not advertise that I had “extra” by offering to trade it away – not of those two things.
"Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."