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View Poll Results: cash on hand for an emergency?
$1k 10 28.57%
$2k 4 11.43%
$5k 7 20.00%
screw cash just have gold 2 5.71%
screw it all and stock up on bacon 12 34.29%
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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emergency cash on hand at home?

how much should you keep on hand in case of emergency or SHTF? i know in the SHTF case cash isnt really going to be good for anything than starting a fire.

i have a family of 4 and just wondering what is a good amount.
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have a a 90min burn rated safe so that shouldnt be a problem there
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If I had some, I should the hell wouldn't talk about it on a internet BB .
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have 5 at home and have 1k in a water tight box buried near my property. Along with a few other essentials. I have easy concealed access to this location.

If SHTF I have a CC with a 5k cash advance and will drawl from that before I get my cash. Honestly if it all goes south fawk silver and gold you cant eat silver and gold. CC's and cash will still be accepted as long as there is power. If there is no power your already to late, have it on hand now.

Have at least 30 days food and water on hand,if possible, at all times, gas to fill your tank and ammo that you normally shoot in 6 months. If you have that you are ahead of the game and prepared for almost anything.
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I generally keep about 20 bucks cash in my safe at all times. It'll get me a handjob or two once the shit hits the fan... and that's really all that will matter.
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Used to keep 5k on hand at the ready.. but I got married last November.. now I have a cool photo album of the event in its place.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Where's the $3.99 option?
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Someone give me 5k to put in my safe
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I've got about $6.50 in change and a half a Snickers bar, I'm pretty happy with my plan to just run down the street in my boxers screaming when SHTF.
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I generally keep about 20 bucks cash in my safe at all times. It'll get me a handjob or two once the shit hits the fan... and that's really all that will matter.
Or a case of beer while I give myself a handjob
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I've got roughly 50 bucks in an envelope taped inside one of the heater vents.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:08 PM   #15 (permalink)
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need to add some zeros and maby some +'s to the poll...
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If I had some, I should the hell wouldn't talk about it on a internet BB .
Pretty much my thoughts.
I always have some "walking around money".
It pays well. Several times a year I meet someone that needs cash fast.
I have bought some guns and other stuff cheap because they were up against it.

You need cash on hand to take advantage of deals. If you have to go get cash, you will miss the deal.

Secondary, you need cash on hand in case something happens to your finances. I have had the bank make several mistakes over the years. One time they "lost my deposit". I've had my card crap out on me, I've have been to several gas stations that "their machine was broken" and couldn't take cards.

So it is a good idea to have cash on your person, and cash that is readily available for emergencies. How much depends on you and your situation.
I feel $1k is a minimum.
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One meelion dollars...
Like silverzuk said I carry about a grand daily on my person just to be able to score deals as they come up.
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I just keep gold in my teeth.
FYI, that gold isn't really worth a whole lot.

Just wondering - what are the SHTF scenarios that we're talking about?
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Cash is King. Good deals and emergencies don't always follow Bank Hours and ATM limits. I don't carry a large amount daily, but keep it readily available.
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I voted bacon. When SHTF, people still gotta eat.

Bacon is legal tender for all debts public and private. Plus it's worth more than that dollar anyways.
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I voted bacon. When SHTF, people still gotta eat.

Bacon is legal tender for all debts public and private. Plus it's worth more than that dollar anyways.
Alcohol is also acceptable
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