You make a good argument for diversification of trade goods for barter should gold/ silver's value end up being severely diminished.PhuBai68 wrote:
Back to TSHTF - you have your gold coins, you're out of food, you swap a coin for ten cases of assorted canned goods.
That food is now gone, times are tough on everyone but NOW because of supply and demand you need two gold eagles five cases of canned goods.
You would actually have done better (if having the storage space) to have stocked dehydrated survival food, ammunition and bulk bought pistol/rifle (obviously Glock/Beretta/M16-AR) magazines to barter with as you can't eat gold and silver.
In my estimation, the one 'thing' few of us can ill-afford to not have would be a community of trust-worthy and skillful souls to rely on near us should a dramatic change happen in the world.