Originally Posted by javyn
Funny thing is, we are seeing doomsday scenarios in several countries now, and guess what, metals are booming. So you think we'll revert back to a barter economy?
I'm not talking about regional collapses. I'm talking about a real doomsday scenario where everything collapses. In that environment things like gold silver diamonds etc won't be worth anything. At least for a while. Water, food, shelter/building materials, fuel sources, guns and ammo will be your new currency. Now over time gold and silver will come back into play as a currency marker as civilization re establishes itself. That could take years to happen. In matters of surviving a catastrophe there is something called the rules of threes. You can only live three minutes without air, 3 days without water, about 3 weeks without food. If you think about this for a while it gives you an idea of how much we take for granted and how valuable these things are.