[ In ref to Gold ] As a “monetary asset” (yup, regardless of Ron Paul faithfuls’ claim, Bernake was 100% correct with that label; while you can’t pay for dinner with it, you can use it as collateral), bullion / physical gold is the best hopeful insurance against economic and political disaster (i.e., bureaucrats causing COMPLETE loss of confidence in the worldwide fiat monetary system, as represented through multiple currencies (think: Yen, Dollar, Franc, Euro, etc).
I didn’t add in the word “social” above, as in a breakdown of society, Mad Max style, gold isn’t going to be anything other than a shiny rock to look at. In this far-fetched scenario, the commodities I want on hand are:
Update: An astute M4 Insider member pointed out, as far as bug-out bags go, to include condoms (without lubrication). They’re effective for collecting and transporting water. Also, to include hexamine fuel tablets within your bag.
Do I spend a waking minute worrying, or even thinking, that the above scenario can (or will) happen?
Ah, I think you already know the answer. But, I’ll say it like this:
Instead, I get enthralled with ideas! Combine those with prosperity-minded people, experience, and technological resources and you can’t help but be part of creating a better world through VALUE and INNOVATION.
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