Much is going to depend upon where you are.
Around here gold and silver have always had value. But cashing in on that, that’s another matter.
If it gets that bad, will the pawn shop be open, let alone willing to barter or haggle?
Will there be anything on the shelves to purchase? Venezuela and Zimbabwe come to mind with the endless lines and nothing on the shelves.
The powers that be are going to do what they do. Nothing I do will change that. But I can ensure that I have the ways and means to feed and defend my family.
Life isn’t coming to stop, just get more complicated. That I can work with.
Metal will always have value, be it pig iron, aluminum or PMs. Just how much and to whom.
For now I’ll stick with lead.
Less someone wants to trade, ounce for ounce.