The inflation cycle has begun, and we're already seeing the beginning of this disastrous phenomenon. Metals, food, fuel and other goods have seemingly doubled in price, but they haven't really... it's your CASH that is plummeting.
Those selling gold and silver as a hedge against economic collapse either don't understand the problem, or they're simply dishonest con men. If the economy implodes, I wouldn't trade you a can of stew for its weight in gold or silver. So what is the most valuable commodity? It's certainly not the metal. If I had to lay down cash for metal, it's cold steel all the way.