Without electricity for long periods of time there would be no banking system to send or receive money. Cash would still hold some value to certain individuals but depending on how long the outage lasts, even cash would lose it’s buying power. Bartering items would be the next best way to recieve items you need during extremely hard times. Having heavily desired items and plenty of them can help your survival a whole lot easier. Outdoorlife.com posted a great article on 10 bartering items you’ll need! Find out what they are here!