I've heard the same with the silver and I agree with you on this. You can't slice off a slither of gold for some food.acidlittle said:I would look at your preps as a whole, if you have plenty of food but not much ammo, get ammo. If you have lots of food, water, and ammo, then keep it. You want to balance your preps as much as possible.
I've heard that you should invest in silver rather than gold, for reasons I can't remember or explain in an articulate manner.
But I would save it if you have plenty of the other essentials. Gold/Silver will become currency along with food/ammo/water/security gear when the SHTF so try and not short yourself in one category!