I may be wrong but here is my take. If SHTF and times get terrible. It would be pretty hard to take a 1 ounce gold coin worth $1400.00 and pay for something that costs $300.00 to aid in survival. Or to break a piece off worth $300.00. The ultra rich no doubt would be aware of this and would in all probability take full advantage of it knowing we were in a hard place trying to get cash to buy subsistence items for our family to survive. For example you need $300 worth of food then give me the coin. I would give them a gun or ammunition in trade. I think guns, ammo, replacement parts, toilet paper and other items to be much more of a bartering tool and certainly in demand. You can't eat gold, it is hard to divide up and most people would not have a source to fairly exchange it. Might not even be able to exchange it for dollars if they were of no value. Guns will protect you, your family and friends, get food, and above all a great bartering tool as well as ammunition that would be needed regarding protection and hunting for our families. And as previously stated regarding money if it is even relative or of value at all. The guns and ammunition are. I have several guns that are a great investments and generated much more money than money in the bank over the years. Also when I leave this earth the family can enjoy the investment and the pleasure of shooting them. If you remeber not to many months ago a $750.00 AR was bringing up to $2500.00. A brick of 22s $130.00 as crazy as it is. What do you think it would be like during SHTF. And as stupid as the prices were they may be worth more than that in the future when the supply dries up. Kind of like Bread and Milk before a hurricane. NONE on the shelf!
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