Thanks Selco. As usual, I wasn’t even considering having to do that. My normalcy bias is still hard at work which is why this site is so valuable.

Sure, it does not necessary need to be money, small valuable things will do the job. I mentioned before that I am not some big fan of having big amounts of gold or silver for SHTF time, I preffer other usable things.

But also small “cheap” everyday golden things like gold rings and necklaces will work for bribing in first days too. I have that stuff for that purpose.

If you want to go over some checkpoint it is good to bribe the man with “my mother golden ring” or similar.
That things work in first days of chaos.