Quite right. Two discussions. My question is along the lines of "If you have wealth how can you retain it if the money
system collapses. The new agent would have to be highly concentrated so as to fit on a boat, widely recognized, and needed by many."
I assume that if the money
system collapses then things are going to be kind of dicey in the US landside, at least in the big cities. I presume the EU would also be drastically effected. World trade
would be disrupted. You would be sailing in less developed areas that are not as reliant on the current
Just for kicks and giggles assume you have $100,000 in current
wealth and you can carry 2,000 pounds (one ton) of the stuff. So you would need something of at least $50/pound
in value equivalent. ($100,000/2,000 = 50) And, remember, that in such a disruption the value of things would change a lot.
2,000 pounds of payload to devote to this "stuff." A ton of gold is $32,000,000 (2,000 pounds * 16 oz*$1000/oz.)
Some things that come to mind are:
Bleach (sodium hypochlorite)
in a highly concentrated form. Used to purify water
. Common bleach is 3% to 6% solution.
- (L-ascorbic acid
) or something else to prevent/cure scurvy
Sulfuric acid, or (sulphuric acid)
for batteries and other stuff
or ways to manufacture them.
- probably after some years but not right away?
Not iron or lead as they are pretty ubiquitous now.
Each of the above are problematic in one way or another. Some are pretty nasty things you don't want to get away in a boat. Some have a short shelf life.
Surely there must be better ideas, no?