I spent this morning reading about gold and silver on another BB which is solely on that topic. One respected member said they believed gold/silver would be valueable and needed after a SHTF situation, but he felt the immediate needs of food, fuel, shelter, and water would far outweigh the interest people would have in owning gold or silver. What are your thoughts? Do you own precious metals? I have been outbid consistently on ebay the past week on 10 oz lots of silver maple leafs. I can't make sense of how people are purchasing when they end up with an ounce costing $10.50 after shippping when the spot prices is $7.05. Personally, I would find sow, ewe, cow much more "precious" than I would find gold or silver.