Originally Posted by The President
Other events could leave to a SHTF scenario - war, political risk, large scale natural disasters, etc. Gold might be the only way to gain the means to navigate out of some of them.
For many of the bigger SHTF risks, only gold purchased "carefully" would be much good. In a big war, or any mega-disaster in which the federal government doesn't collapse rapidly, a significant quantity of gold purchased with a paper trail could be a rather dangerous thing to have.
But that's just hypothetically speaking. I am not wealthy enough to have such concerns as a significant quantity of gold! I also don't obsess about SHTF scenarios other than occasionally to remind myself that nothing ought to be taken too seriously.