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CASH IS STILL KING: Why Preppers Need to Stop Worrying about Gold and Start Keeping Cash

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Published : December 04th, 2012
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Time and time again, I hear preppers advising people to stock up on gold and silver, but not many of them seem to understand the importance of cash. I know it’s almost Taboo to say anything bad about gold, but in my opinion, during a complete meltdown scenario gold is going to be the last thing most people are worried about.


Yes, I do realize the same can be said about paper currency. During an extreme collapse situation your cash is going to quickly become useless, but that’s not really what we’re talking about here.




What about during every other disaster scenario? Do you really think the local grocery store is going to take your gold or silver as payment for your goods? I doubt it; a lot of these people have a hard time counting back the change they owe you, so I’m pretty sure you’re going to get some weird looks when you try handing over a chunk of silver.

Natural Disasters: They’re not going to take your gold as Payment


All joking aside, I think we need to look at what happens during most natural disasters. One look at an event like Hurricane Sandy or Katrina, will immediately show you the importance of always having cash on hand. During both of these disasters, millions of people found themselves unable to pay for things like food, water, and even gas for their vehicles.





The minute the power grid went down, their credit and debit cards became completely useless. As our culture increasingly speeds towards a digital cashless society, people often forget how easily those digital items can be rendered useless. I recommend always having enough cash on hand to be able to make it safely through one of these types of disasters. From paying for gas during an evacuation, to paying for hotels, extra food, or last minute supplies, cash will be one of the most important survival items that you can carry... More>


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The melt down scenario will build up over time and not happen in a whiffy. If it does, I think gold will score over cash for you would not be sure where you are headed for. I recall the partition between India and Pakistan in 1947. Yes, that was a real m  Read more
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The melt down scenario will build up over time and not happen in a whiffy. If it does, I think gold will score over cash for you would not be sure where you are headed for. I recall the partition between India and Pakistan in 1947. Yes, that was a real melt down, when over night we had to run either way to save our lives ; our belongings and possessions at that juncture meant nothing. Whatever gold we could conceal and carry saved the day for us. Gold was concealed on person of physical beings especially women. Golds high worth and low volume came in handy. Women with long hair had it tugged-in there. Those of us who got cornered bartered gold for life and avoided the slaughter. For the luckier ones who managed their way through the holocaust, gold ensured smoother rehabilitation. So please do not under estimate the worth of gold, if you think you are likely to experience a melt down ever in your life time. The Syrians have experienced this phenomenon lately. Neglect history and it will repeat to haunt you again.
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