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Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse (Reflections on Chapter 16)

Book:
James Wesley Rawles
Version:
Kindle Edition
Price:
7.40

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5 Stars
On June 8, 2012
Last modified:June 8, 2012

Summary:

This is a good chapter demonstrating the different things of value that may be worth something of value during a collapse situation.

I have been reading Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse, by James Wesley Rawles first published in May of 2009. I picked this book up for about $7 and am reading it on the kindle cloud reader and through the kindle android app on my cell phone. Patriots Amazon Kindle ScreenshotBelow are my reflections on Chapter Sixteen of this book.

[warning]Possible Spoilers[/warning]

Chapter Sixteen holds the title “For an Ounce of Gold”. And starts out with the quote by Washington Irving in Creole Village, “The Almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages.”

This chapter describes a barter faire held by one of the towns near the retreat, the town of Troy. The Troy Templars were the organization that provided the security during this barter bazaar.

The main moral of this chapter is that in a collapse like the economic collapse described by this book, ammunition will be one of the primary means of paying for goods and services, followed by Silver and Gold.

Another primary item that people will need and would like to barter in the SHTF would be farm animals like:

  • Chickens
  • Cows
  • Goats
  • Horses
  • Rabbits
  • Turkey
  • Sheep

The following is a list of good ammunition to have stored as currency for the SHTF:

  • .22lr
  • .223 Remington
  • .30-06 Springfield
  • .308 Winchester
  • .380 ACP
  • .38 Special
  • .357 Magnum
  • .45 S&W
  • .45 ACP
  • 5.56x45mm NATO
  • 7.62x54r
  • 7.62x51mm NATO
  • 9mm Luger
  • 12 Gage 00 Buckshot Shells
  • 12 Gage Bird-shot Shells

With respect to the precious metals, junk silver and small silver coins, and small gold coins would be the best means of exchanging previous metals for goods and services, because a bar of a precious metal like silver or gold will be far too much money to exchange for the good or service. And breaking down the gold or silver

I will keep reading, I will let you all know what I think of Chapter 17 of the book soon. Feel free to post your own reflections in the comment area below this blog post on Chapter 16 of the Patriots book.

This is a good chapter demonstrating the different things of value that may be worth something of value during a collapse situation.

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