Originally posted by superman2012
reply to post by intrptr
Enjoy eating your shiny metal.
Wow. You actually think people would want to eat their gold?
Here's a hint, but don't let everyone know as it's a kind of a secret: Pssst - it's food
you eat, not gold, not bricks, not iron ore, nor
guns, nor ammo, nor land, nor houses.
As international and domestic trade thrives at all times, especially during wars and collapses, you fail to realize that there will always be others
with surplus specializing in one or two goods only.
Who do you think the entity with a surplus of say, 10,000 tins of sardines sailed over from Iceland is going to trade with? The guy with a colt, a few
chickens and 100 bottles of moonshine? Or the guy with 100 ounces of gold, wherein that gold can be traded with someone or something else of worth in
an international market?
The guy who stumps up 5 ounces of gold for to the entity looking to offload the shipment in one hit will then be able to deal out the tinned sardines
as he sees fit. You might be able to trade your chickens for a couple of tins, if you are lucky, but chances are those with real money (namely gold or
silver) will already have things such as basic survival food sussed. An international trader is NOT going to want to transport 10 chickens, a potato,
a gun, and a few bottles of dodgy liquor back home for his container of food. That's not how trade works in the real world - a universal means of
currency has always existed and always will. The most recognized, versatile, and honest form for the past 5000-6000 years has been gold.
That will not change.
I am not advocating piling into gold at the expense of preps and food, what I am advocating is blindingly obvious. Sure, be prepared with your
survival stocks, but those who also have gold and silver will be miles ahead.