Silver is the winner for preppers in the precious metals game. You will not be able to do the same things with gold that you can with silver. Most of this has to do with the value. If one ounce of gold costs $1300 you are going to need such a small denomination to buy small items. Sure if you are buying property or something big gold coins will work. The fact is 1/4 ounce is worth over $300. That’s a small coin to carry around.
Silver offers some great options for storage as well as purchasing power. I also like the idea that silver is used more often in industry. Diversity is the key but this article gives you 5 reasons why silver is the way to go when investing in hard assets. What I will say is get in to hard assets sooner rather than later.