Some of you may heard that I needed to leave town for a family emergency. It's two days until pay day, supporting 7 people on one pay check doesn't leave much in reserve. How can i convert some of my preps into fiat currency so that i can purchase fuel and lodging for a 1500 mile road trip? Well, canned tomatoes aren't going to work, ditto with bullets, I guess someone would buy my old pickup but I need Paper dollars now, not a couple of days. but by golly, silver is money. I grab 30 ounces of silver rounds, head to the coin store (I could also have hit the pawn shop or maybe the cash for gold strip mall). 30 minutes later I've got a little over 800 in my pocket, go to the bank grab the available 250 FRN's and i'm on the road with enough to cover expenses for the trip and 6 days out of town. Now my PM reserves are gone, but at least I could be there for my family in their time of need. Long Live Real Money.