I've been watching the news on the stock drops the last few days. I was considering pulling cash out of my account to have a bit on hand, then got to thinking. Well, if cash is worthless, then what? I don't want to give out ammo as barter, I don't want to arm someone that might come back to me later that night What would a silver or gold coin mean to someone that is starving? What are other small, inexpensive items for barter assuming that standard currency items (cash, gold/silver) doesn't mean anything. If you were trying to get by in NOLA during Katrina, what would be of value to someone? random ideas Canned goods TP beer pop tarts tools?