Food is better than gold. Food is recognized everywhere and can be traded for anything. Having extra food on hand is not only a good idea, it is incredibly stupid not to.
Depending on where you live, you may be able to live, barter, and sustain yourself and family, from just a few trees. Avocados, peaches, apples, pears, etc. are all able to be traded for whatever you want.
Even in high deserts and other places where you may think things won't grow, there are plenty of things that will grow. Areas in New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, and other places that look desolate may be home to tons of annual pine nuts.
While a new tree takes a while to grow, you may be on property that already has trees. If you are serious about being prepared, you will have trees.
Trees may or may not require watering depending on where you are. Fruits and nuts can easily provide an extra $50,000 or more annually, with very little effort.
Vegetables can not only feed you and your family, but bring in extra money as well. All stores have to buy their produce from someone and the giant warehouse suppliers that ship green fruit that ripens on it's way to the store is never as good tasting as vegetables that were actually allowed to ripen on the vine.
There is absolutely no such thing as too much food on hand. Even an apartment dweller can hang a tomato plant out on the veranda. In fact, you can grow much more food on a porch or veranda than you might imagine. Many books have been written on how to grow vertically and in tight spaces.
No matter where you live, you should be growing food.
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