- Mar 5, 2022
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When I finish my school in a year, I plan to buy up significantamounts of silver and gold coins.
I know people dismiss the idea of using gold and silver during the coming dark days . . . but my argument comes from WWII, where gold and silver saved the lives of many Jewish (and other minority) families through bribery.
There is family lore (from my father's side) that stashed silver and gold was used to finance a hit on a Jewish collaborator who was turning his fellow Jews into the S.S..
On other occasions, gold has been used to buy black market sulfa drugs, to escape the S.S. by "purchasing" a space on a full train and/or boat, and to barter for food in a concentration camp.
One hears many similar stories from the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and from the recent Iraq War . . . where wealthy people crossed national lines simply by having enough gold, precious stones, and jewelry to bribe their way to wherever they wanted to be.
I have also been toying with the idea of stockpiling large amounts of higher-end liqour, as good liqour is a valuable trade item . . . but I haven't decided on this yet.
I was doing it at one point in the past, and changed my mind and gave the booze as a gift to a man who was getting married and having an informal open bar at the reception.
I wouldn't waste money on the high end stuff. People who want it will take any port in a storm, Don't go for the super cheap, but, middle of the road will do: popular brands like Smirnoff, Jack Daniels, Jose Cuervo. It does keep longer than most non-freeze dried foods if properly stored.
My family had small amounts of gold and silver that they traded for food during the Holodomor in Ukraine but, that required going to a government trading post. Their everyday trade was food, mostly gathered; nuts, mushrooms, roots.