posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 12:57 AM
reply to post by BABYBULL24
If you're the prepper sort, why not invest in items that can actually be of use instead of chunks of metal you can't eat or really use for any purpose
other than money?
Why not invest in ammunition for instance, or the tools to make your own ammo in reclaiming spent brass?
Having a few years worth of Farmer's almanacs might be worthy trade material for folks that know nothing about growing their own food suddenly being
forced to do so.
Training manuals, how-to guides, guides to edible and medicinal plants, How Stuff Works (the Book), Encyclopaedia Britannica set, medical books,
Chemistry and formula books, and any number of skill and knowledge information material might be more valuable in teaching people how to fish instead
of giving them a fish, or a piece of silver.
You could trade knowledge in useful things; a gift that keeps on giving like how to build a smithy and work metal. How to make medicine like
penicillin, or how to build a still to make alcohol (for more than just entertainment)
Further, if you don't know any of these things, you'll have the knowledge available to learn them.
Knowledge that other people don't have might be worth more than silver, and more than gold depending the degree of any sort of apocalypse.
edit on 8-9-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)