I am from the silver is better camp. Gold is not a barter item unless you want to give up more value for the trade that you want because an ounce of gold is definitely worth more than a meal for your family but you will give it to get that meal. People need to try and keep grounded. Do I think a complete collapse is possible…yes, do I think it is likely….no I don’t. I think that we are in for a number of collapses. The lights are not going out over night and there will be people who have prepared and are willing to trade for precious metals but that is not why I have them, I have them for the rebuilding phase but I think that this slow disintegration is going to mean it will be longer before we get to rebuild.