Why Your Preparedness Assets Could Hold No Value

Why My Preparedness Assets Could Hold No Value As I reflect upon my own preparedness journey, I can’t help but wonder if my carefully accumulated assets hold any real value. It’s an unsettling thought, but an important one to explore. In this blog post, I will delve into the reasons why your preparedness assets, just like mine, might not be as valuable as you think. Join me as I discuss the potential pitfalls and challenges of relying solely on our preparedness supplies, and uncover what it truly means to be prepared in an ever-changing world.


Lately, I’ve been noticing a troubling trend in the world of SHTF (Sh*t Hits The Fan) prepping. It seems that the assets we’ve diligently acquired and stashed away for emergencies might not hold the value we once expected. This has been particularly challenging in the current economic climate, where exchanging these items for cash has become increasingly difficult. In this article, I’ll explore the reasons behind this phenomenon and discuss alternative strategies for securing our financial well-being.

The Rise of Trades and Low-Value Offers

One of the key factors contributing to the diminishing value of preparedness assets is the prevalence of trades and low-value offers. As economic uncertainty looms, people are more inclined to barter, hoping to obtain what they need without spending money. While bartering has been a time-honored method of exchange, it presents a challenge for those who are looking to convert their valuable assets into financial breathing room.

Niche Items and Accessibility Issues

Another aspect worth considering is the issue of accessibility. Firearms, for example, have long been considered a valuable asset for both personal protection and potential trade. However, recent developments in the regulatory landscape may make it increasingly difficult to sell or trade firearms as a private individual. Proposed rules from the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) could further restrict the ability to transfer ownership, potentially leaving individuals with valuable assets that cannot be easily liquidated.

The Decline of Interest in Firearms

In addition to the regulatory challenges, there is also a shift in the demand for firearms. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find people interested in buying or trading firearms, which can potentially lead to a significant financial loss. This decline in interest can be attributed to various reasons, including changing attitudes towards firearms, increasing restrictions, and a shift in priorities during uncertain times.

The Broader Issue of Value

Nevertheless, the issue of accessing value is not limited to firearms alone. Other investments, such as precious metals or collectibles, are also losing their appeal as a reliable store of value. The current economic climate and shifting market dynamics have made it clear that relying solely on traditional investment assets may not be as secure as we once believed.

Investing in Essential Items

Given the uncertainty surrounding the value of traditional investment assets, it may be wise to consider alternative options. Investing in items that people need rather than want could prove to be a more secure strategy for storing value in the future. For example, stockpiling essential supplies such as food, water, and electricity could be a prudent move. The 2020 toilet paper shortage served as a stark reminder of how seemingly mundane yet essential items can suddenly gain significant value.

In conclusion, the value of our preparedness assets is not guaranteed in today’s economic climate. Factors such as the rise of bartering, accessibility issues with niche items like firearms, and a general decline in interest in such assets have contributed to the uncertain future of their value. It’s essential to reassess our investment strategies and consider alternative options that focus on securing our basic needs rather than relying solely on traditional investment vehicles. By doing so, we can better adapt to the ever-changing economic landscape and safeguard our financial well-being in times of uncertainty.