"Everyone's situation is different. I think being creative with the situation you find yourself in is better than trying to figure out where to invest you money. Personally, I would think investing some of what you have into stuff like a bag of beans and a bag of rice, salt, some olive oil, soap for laundry and for body hygiene, etc. would be a better investment than any precious metal. Cuz you can't eat gold or silver, can't wash with it, or brush your teeth with it, either."
100% agree. One *might* need silver. One *will* need things like what you mentioned. I got enough of those very things to get me through phase 1 until it's time for phase 2.