Hello all RON L here = SERESURPLUS Now that Gold, as well as Silver have gone up so much, what do you all plan to do to expoit that? In my earlier days, I did have a bit of Gold coins, (Mostly Bullion), as well as a a crown royal bag of scrap silver coins I had kept for when they might be good fro trade! Now, after a lot of Lay off's a health issue with a Family member and bills that the pentagon wouldn't want to pay, I've sold off a lot of the gold, but kept the silver! This is not intended to be a Can of soup, for a Gold coin thred, but a thead that talks about once you have met your food, water and shelter needs, can protect what you have! What small items do you see as good trade items? I see Fishhooks, Safty pins and the like as great items, strike anywhere matches are harder to get and still sell well at gun shows for me, so I know they would be a good trade item? Silver and Gold coins do trade well at shows and in times of need and are small, lite and easy to hide? I am pretty well set on my Food, water and shelter needs, weapons have always been taken care of, what now should I look at set aside of? Or more honestly what are you all doing in that manner? Are you all doing something, or ignoring the problem? Not trying to start a snit, but truley interested in your thoughts and idea's? I'm thinking seriously about more 1 OZ Silver eagles, when they sell cheap enough, as well as a few 1/10th oz Gold bullion coins? But dam, for that $, I could buy a lot of everyday, easy to trade items? I do have a good selection of Silver dimes and quarters, good enough to be collectable, but bought at scrap price! Let me hear it all, I'm ready to hear your comments? Other idea's than Matches, cheap lighter, Tobacco, Bullets and the such?