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Have you ever thought of investing your money into something more secure like gold? In my opinion it is and has been the way to go.
posted by Justin Oldham
It's actually possible to buy quarter ounce gold coins, which means you're able to pay out of pocket. For that mattter, I like silver for the purposes of wealth hoarding. Here in Anchorage, we have the luxury of being able to walk in and buy from an assay company. It may be wise to have 1-3 months of operating capitol tied up in precious metals.
I agree with your assessment of the need for lead. Last year, I wrote extensively on this very subject here on ATS. We are facing a period in our history that could result in a lot of social chaos. We're not as "hearty" as we used to be. A modern day "Depression" would hit much harder than it did in the 1930's.
posted by argentus
I gotta say too, your signature is one of the best I've seen. In regard to lead..... I fancy a more sustainable projectile of SS-tipped wood, should the need for protection of my family ensue. I think the nearly lost art of bow, and/or atlatyl fabrication should be explored by folks who fear the times. These days, lead for me is a sinker. While I'd be a fool to take a bow and arrow to a gunfight, if one factors in the stealth and sneakiness of experience, I think those are good odds. Ditto for traps and snares . .
There's a scam around every corner isn't there? Myself, I have four cases of toilet paper, all sealing in huge ziplocks. Yah, that's right. I'll be the TP czar when the SHTF. One has to have goals.
posted by argentus
Here in the Cayman Islands, we are required by law to pay into a government-mandated retirement whose funds are uninsured. Sure, I'd LIKE to count on it, but do I? No way. Stockpile cash, precious metals? Will that do the job? Unlikely.
As I noted on another thread the Reserve Bank doesn't guarantee any banks in the event they get into trouble . . if the worst comes to the worst even if you don't have any money in the stock market and you have saved your penny's in a responsible manner you could still lose everything .
One thing that stands out in my mind is the photos that I have seen in books of kids using currency like blocks and people taking there pay home in wheelbarrows in Post WW1 Germany.