Midwest Preparedness Project
"Money is imporatant as a base layer to society as it is half of all transactions we do..."
Money (the store of our time and energy) is the base layer of society, so even if we can't always verbalize it, we make decisions on it.
Barter is the skill of exchanging goods and services without a standard of monetary exchange. How will you plan to determine value on items when barter is needed with no $ amount to determine value of items?
I think initially, people will still look at the standard of monetary exchange to determine bartering. After a while, it will just become a standard of knowing that I can trade you (for example) 3 chickens for a turkey. It will be a learning curve for sure.
Community will always move to the best money technology available. We may need to barter for a while, but a community will then self-organize and move to a commodity based money because it's more efficient to send free-market signals. Just like POW camp prisoners fell back to using cigarettes as money, even though the world was using the better money technology of gold-backed notes.