fAn alpha strategy is a survivalist and prepping practice of storing or stockpiling extra consumable items as a hedge against inflation, with the intent of using these supplies for barter (and in some cases charity).
The above definition of an alpha strategy sums up the true meaning of the term. The basic idea behind an alpha strategy is that by holding potentially high-value goods you will position yourself well during or after a major event because you can provide high-demand supplies to those in need within the free market.
The term alpha strategy came to prominence in the 1980 book, The Alpha Strategy by John Pugsley. The book and survival strategy was described as “the ultimate plan” of financial self-defense. The book is still popular today within survival communities.
Commonly stockpiled items are survival gear, food and water, guns, ammunition, silver, gold, alcohol, and antibiotics and other medicines. Other potential alpha strategy stockpiles may include generators, communication devices, and electrics that enable individuals to connect to whatever remaining internet exists in a EOTW or STHF situation.
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