I think tobacco will be a very high value trade item in many discussed scenarios. And just like those who store cases of liquor (even though they don't really drink) I store tobacco too. In my research, I found that all of the semi-wholesale to-the-public online outlets had been shut off from interstate transfer, so had to drop that bulk buying idea. After soliciting several tobacco shops, I discovered that their actual margin on tobacco was so very small that no real bulk purchase could be arranged (they make their $ on sales of other items, the 'bacco gets 'em in the store). In the end, I just went with purchasing those little drums of American Spirit, Top, etc.... I seal each one up in a 1 gallon mylar bag. I have opened a few from 2009, and they are good as new. The rollers and papers can be had cheaply in bulk... papers of course likely valuable in the future for more than one smoked product. I go to the neighborhood liquor store and just buy what's on sale... and no worries about booze going bad over time LOL.