Originally Posted by Dr. Broncenstein
I don't understand the appeal of precious metals in a shtf scenario. Seems like they would be less useful than cash, the latter of which could be used as toilet paper and a combustible fire starter.
Gold never goes to zero. It's a store of value (like land) and it can be used as medium of exchange for large purchases like land. It's more portable than land, but it's more finite and eternal than cigs and whiskey. I even think whiskey would be plentiful with all the moonshiners.