You need the gold to store your wealth until the collapse has stabilized. You need the brass and lead to survive the collapse.
I hear you and have thought about it. The brass and lead thing I agree with. With gold, I really don’t know. Historically it has been valued, but if we were plunged into 100s of years of “dark ages” would gold be valuable during the dark ages or would barter of useful items be more useful?
Hopefully 2014 gives Barry the Userper a brick wall that he cannot pass and he will be written into history as the worst and most constitutionally damaging presidents ever, but with Woodrow Wilson snorkling his butt.