I've been saying this for years. I had gold years ago and was lucky to get most of my money out of it. Can you buy a loaf of bread with a coin of gold valued at $1000? Stupid idea. Now some wag said have silver too-OK a silver coin worth $50 for that loaf of bread?
Now if we have SHTF coming what good is the gold or silver -wait I know! you can use them for fishing weights. Now the real way is cheap rental property (redneck trailers) and ammo-both good investmennts. If your rentors can't pay on time or the rent -then you can take it out in trade with the women of the house. The ammo can be traded or used to get that loaf of bread-see problem solved! I know some whiny rascal will say I'm not nice-but who cares when we are walking dead?