posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 04:02 PM
I remember someone on coast to coast am saying that if you couldn't afford to buy gold, to buy large quantities of salt to use to trade with.
Salt can be used for many purposes, from drying and preserving meat, to flavoring food that you might otherwise find less palatable.
In the long run, salt may be more useful that gold.
It won't rot and as long as you keep it dry, it will last virtually forever.
I think honey is another food that is like that. If it gets all solid and crystalizes, it can be boiled or heated and will melt again. Honey can be
used to attract other animals to a bait trap. Honey can be used to disinfect wounds because many types of germs will not grow in it.
Edible honey has been found in tombs.
I think if you take a cloth and dip it in salt water and then wrap this around a metal object, the evaporation can be used to cool fluids. I think
this is how the amish keep milk cool in metal milk cans.
It would be useful to stock up on honey, and salt. It would also be useful to have a store of seeds and gardening equipment. If you had extra shovels,
hoes, rakes, and the like, those could be traded. Knives and axes would be good to have extra, as well as lots of nails, rope, string and things to
Even just having a lot of extra books to trade with other people, detailing how to make things, or do a skill.
I think in the long run a lot of things are going to be more useful than gold. People will trade in gold for a while I think, but eventually I think
people are going to want something that is going to do something for them. They will want land, food, items, and knowledge.
Gold is a means of getting those items at first. But I think as the actual items themselves are going to be what people want, then gold will become
less useful for trade.
People will begin to trade using food, tools, books, or knowledge.
If you are very knowledgeable in how to make something or perform a task, you yourself will become a commodity.