From the Desk of John Rourke – July 18th, 2017

 

There are few certainties in life and even fewer in predicting the intricacies of conditions post-SHTF. I often see people flat out state that when the SHTF “gold and silver will be worthless”. History suggests something quite different.

Through many societal, economic, and governmental collapses, gold and silver has been used in a variety of transactions from buying food to bribing politicians and law enforcement. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule but those are the exceptions.

Personal choice dictates the purchase or silver or ammunition or both. To suggest it is a waste of money to purchase precious metals, well, is at a minimum just wrong.

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Ammunition prices continue to drop. This is at a local Wal-Mart. I can’t help but remember – and keep it in front of me – those times in history when ammunition was hard to find and/or became very expensive. With the low prices today stocking up is a very prudent thing to do.

Remember – it is just a matter of time before something happens to cause ammunition to skyrocket or become scarce.

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