I know NASA was having trouble making food that was still appealing to eat after 5 years. They were trying because for a mission to Mars, they would need to produce meals, and transport them to Mars before sending humans.
Originally Posted by Causalien
And appealing food is surprisingly important to human (mental) health. You can probably subsist on food that old, but it takes a toll.
I imagine dry or frozen foods might stand up better. The trouble with foods stored at ambient temperatures is that even absent bacteria, chemical reactions are still occurring.
Maybe coca cola is a better substitute for currency? If it can preserve for a long time. Need to find some research for this. It's a source of instant energy along with dwindling stock in an apocalyptic scenario.
Just had an Eureka moment. Hard liquor will probably be best.
Moonshine has done well through good times and bad. I think you're onto something Causalien
I doubt Coca Cola has staying power. One time, we moved, and I found a can of Pepsi in one of the boxes. I had no clue why it was there so I put it in the fridge. My husband found it, went "oooh, Pepsi!", cracked it open, and drank. He said it was the worst thing EVER. It had been a collectible can that he had saved as a memento for several years. Apparently pop goes bad after a few years! And I got in trouble for messing up his mint condition collectible can.
See, if the world turns into a post-Apocalyptic hellscape, I'm cool with the idea of dying as a consequence. Not sure why people would put so much effort into making sure they could survive in that event.
From the gold bugs and doomsday prophets on this forum I am prett sure some of you are part of the survivalist group, if not a closet survivalist.
Anyway the goal is to be at a beach somewhere like paradise and writing human history instead of being used as sex slaves or sold as prime cut meat. Sometimes circumstances won't allow you to die peacefully. The secondary goal is to be totally independent of tech and comfortable when exposed to the elements.
I've made preparations on the hardest parts, still have to learn how to use a knife and how to track animals.
I wonder if qualit hard liquor will be a good currency if home made moonshine is readily available.
Any other suggestions on a commodity to stack?
Must be necessary, must be able to preserve for 30 years. Sustain life in some way. Somewhat portable.
Spoiler (no pun intended): honey, rice, sugar, hard liquor, maple syrup, vanilla extract, vinegar, cornstarch, salt
Ahhh nice. I'll be stock piling rice, honey, hard liquor and some maple syrup cubes.
Originally Posted by Spudd
Another important one I found. Most popular ammunitions.
Thank you very much for your educated answer, - you are right, taking Line of Credit (Credit line) for physical gold will be a very bad idea.
Originally Posted by dogcom
I guess that I just buy little at a time, avoiding been debt as possible.
Originally Posted by Potato
Thanks! very good info.
I don't think that gold or silver will be the world future money, nor the the world will end.
but I do believe that the US dollar days as a "World Reserve Currency" is soon to be over, and a new World Reserve fiat currency/basket will be born in order to keep the world economies going.
- Since the CAD is somewhat tied with the USD I believe that gold and silver are good way for hedging my savings.