3. Invest in Carbon
Maybe you're a hard-core prepper investing in silver and gold. Or you're investing in the other precious metals, brass and lead. Don't forget to add a little carbon to round things out, such as a set of high carbon steel knives. High carbon steel has its drawbacks, chiefly the speed at which it can rust. But if we ignore that weakness for a moment and look at the benefits of this type of steel, we can see that this oldie is still a goodie. This type of steel is easy to sharpen in the field. It's also very tough, able to take abuse that would break a more brittle blade. And if the tempering is just right, you can strike a spark from it, just as you would with a flint and steel striker. Can you spare a bit of char cloth?