posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 09:40 PM
Seriously, even if you do not have plans to rely on a firearm, at the very least, ammunition would be worth its weight in gold as a barter
'currency' as the demand for it will likely be enormous. Knives, fishing tackle and other various tools will have similar value. Along those
same lines, a dozen boxes of cigarettes might not be a bad investment, either. Anything useful that you can trade will be an excellent investment.
Toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, etc, would be next on my list. As a bonus, its relatively inexpensive and lasts virtually forever in storage.
Salt would be another good, practical choice that's imminently useful, cheap, and takes up little space.
Food and water? Stockpile to some degree, but realize that if it gets bad enough that you actually need to heavily rely on that stockpile, its
probably going to be an extended crisis and you're eventually going to run out no matter how much you have. My advice would be to spend time
learning as much as you can about which wild plants in your area are edible. 99.9% of the populace won't have a clue, and as such, you'll likely
have a huge supply of food at your disposal, in addition to any game animals and fish that are available.
[edit on 29-6-2008 by vor78]