Which survival item is the most important?
In the movie SALT, Angelina opens her SURVIVAL bag and puts the contents on the bed. There are weapons, extra bullet clips, laptop, and three inches of CASH.
Without cash, Angelina couldn't even get to her destination to accomplish her mission.
How much cash do Americans carry?
Under $20.......32% , $21--$50..........43%, $51--$100.......18%, $101--$500..... 6%, $501--$999,.... .6% $1,000+......... .5%
If you want to be in the rare 6%, just carry over a hundred bucks in your money clip and wallet. But's that's not even enough to take care of a sudden overnight trip.
"My name is Bond, James Bond. If you'll wait for me to find an ATM machine, I'll take you to dinner." ....Sound strange?
How much cash does Bond carry? Enough to get any sudden job or entertainment done without checking to see if the place he's going to takes credit cards.
All American fighter pilots since WW 2 have carried gold coins in their survival kit. Gold is recognized even by primitive man in the jungles. Gold will give you more chance of survival than a gun.
Bottom line: Cash and gold is a must for your family survival kit. And not cash in the bank. ATM machines turn off during an earthquake. (They think they are being tampered with.)