Even though the coronavirus has yet to be detected in Montana, the fear buying frenzy has. You may have noticed the shortage of toilet paper and hand sanitizer in local stores. It is only a matter of time, before items such as TP and hand sanitizer hit the black market. But are they a good commodity for trading? A Missoula man recently posted on a local FB marketplace group, looking to trade "1 case of 2ply Charmin and 2 bottles of hand sanitizer" for a boat.

All I can say is that if this pays off for him, I will be making up my own batches of hand sanitizer in my bathtub.