I drink scotch but am stockpiling quarts of Jim Beam.
It’s quality generic, holds its value, doesn’t go bad and since drunks often seem to be the only ones carted away alive from the catastrophic car wrecks they cause, I’m banking the same for apocalyptic conditions.
Liquid gold, series. But keep your shootin’ iron handy.
(And if things really go south, you’re covered there too.)
As a caveat, I’m not encouraging drinking but suggesting it as a valuable commodity.
A. Lincoln on whiskey:
“The lanky orator spoke of whisky, commodity of trade, in his own forefathers’ time. “Even then it was known and acknowledged that many were greatly injured by it,” Lincoln asserted. “But none seemed to think the injury arose from the use of a bad thing, but from the abuse of a very good thing. The victims of it were to be pitied and compassionated, just as are the heirs of consumption and other hereditary diseases. Their failing was treated as a misfortune and not as a crime, or even as a disgrace.”
I believe his partner Herndon had a drinking problem, and his father drank a great deal and worked him like a mule.
Moderation in all things, except zeal in defending our country.
Might as well buy cheap vodka. It's about half the price of Beam, and if it gets down to it, nobody will care what they drink. There's a reason hard core drunks mostly drink vodka.
One thought, how about moonshining as a survival skill? The only drawback is it's illegal to distill alcohol now, which makes learning to do so difficult. Learing to brew beer could also come in handy.