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    If the SHTF we can assume a few things will happen (either as the cause or the effect). The monetary system we are used to will shut down, currency will be valueless, power and other services will be gone, the infrastructure as we know it will be non-existent.

    In the aftermath, everyone will be struggling to simply survive (current scenes from Port-a-prince may be a reminder). Someone killed for a sandwich could become commonplace. Food and especially WATER will be in short supply. But if you make it through the first few days/weeks a new type of barter will inevitably develop, so what will be the valued items?

    Of course food and water will be up there on the list, as will any “creature comfort” items. Money will be worthless, and initially even gold or silver will be hard to trade, but defense may be one of the more lucrative items. I often thing that I have more guns than I could use should the SHTF, I mean how many guns do you REALLY NEED to strap on, or rotate through usage??

    Then it dawned on me that a gun and some ammo will likely be worth a truckload of food (and maybe the truck) after SHTF. So suddenly to me those “deals” that I keep picking up to play with may just be investments.

    Now I’ve decided to stock a few hundred rounds of cheap ball ammo for each of the “extra” guns I have laying around so they become trading packages should they be needed (of course my personal “arsenal” is exempt and stocked with a bit more sophisticated ammo).

    So the other day when my wife looked at me with “that” look and said “what the h---- do you need with another d---n gun”? I said, “remember that could be worth a fortune in trade if the bottom falls out, and explained the theory. She looked confused, but realized it was a hard point to argue against … so she just walked away. I will call that one a score!

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    When the riots broke out in California in 1991 the government ordered a halt to gun and ammo sales. Halting gun sales was pretty pointless given the CA 10 day 'for the safety of the children' period. I know people who had neighbors trying to buy any gun from them for outrageous amounts -- if they could have it right now! Of course, the people I know refused because they didn't want to have a felony they'd have to deal with later...


    But, I believe you're right. When the situation becomes desperate people will become desperate to feel safe -- at any cost they can afford.
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    The only thing gold and silver will be good for after a total breakdown of society will be for casting bullets.
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    and it is when that happens, that all these ani-gun american pansies will realize the importantce of firearms. but it will be too late for them anyway. i agree with ya. ammo and other essentials will be worth more than money.
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    I agree 200% and I am on the wagon with all of you,lol my collection keeps going up, and my wife says the same d__N thing, then walks away, lol freedom is not cheap we all pay.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDS View Post
    When the riots broke out in California in 1991 the government ordered a halt to gun and ammo sales. Halting gun sales was pretty pointless given the CA 10 day 'for the safety of the children' period. I know people who had neighbors trying to buy any gun from them for outrageous amounts -- if they could have it right now! Of course, the people I know refused because they didn't want to have a felony they'd have to deal with later...


    But, I believe you're right. When the situation becomes desperate people will become desperate to feel safe -- at any cost they can afford.
    I figure if I still respect the law enough that I care about something being a felony or not then the S HAS NOT HTF! I'm talking total collapse, not neighborhood unrest. When the revolutionaries decided to take up arms against the British, they really did not care anymore that they were "violating the law"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2beararms View Post
    I figure if I still respect the law enough that I care about something being a felony or not then the S HAS NOT HTF! I'm talking total collapse, not neighborhood unrest. When the revolutionaries decided to take up arms against the British, they really did not care anymore that they were "violating the law"
    UH, I agree, but that was not the point of my post. I was addressing the fact that people who will not prepare will spend an exorbitant amount to secure a bit of safety when they become scared.

    All those who hoard gold and silver may (will) find that a rifle or shotgun with some ammo worth a few hundred dollars before the 'emergency' has suddenly become worth more than its weight in those once-precious metals.
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    Conceivably gold and silver could still have value, especially on the international scope. What amazes me are those who are hoarding CASH?!?

    That truely seems like it will be only useful as TP

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2beararms View Post
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    That truely seems like it will be only useful as TP
    I honestly agree that toilet paper is something which can only be undervalued by someone who has never 'done' without it...
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