I'm familiar with stocking up on precious metals, and trade goods, but eventually all that will run out. Eventually, a free market will emerge, with people trading goods and services. Have any of you considered a long term product or service that you can provide? Me personally, I have a huge amount of raspberries on my property, which I've dabbled in making wine from. It's not a top shelf Bordeaux, but doesn't taste too bad. I'm sure that it would make a good commodity later down the road. Some other ideas that I think would be valuable would be reloading, food production consulting (helping people farm and garden who never have before), of course medical services and schooling. Any other ideas? Edit: I saw the other thread in "what you can offer your survival group" This thread I guess overlaps that one in subject matter... but I was thinking more along the lines of instead of what you can offer a group, as far as your skills, is what would work to offer as more of a home business... like something you can work on now as a more informal business, that doesn't require the niceties of modern technology.