If you are preparing for an emergency, you probably have some emergency funds on hand. If you are going about it the right way, those funds are in silver and gold instead of cash, since money might lose value during a disaster. The question is, though, how much money should you have on hand?
This is an important question. You need enough to get by, but if you have too much, you will put a target on your head. The key is to only have as much as you need to survive.
Figure out how much money you will need to get supplies once the disaster begins. Start by analyzing what you will need and what you can offer in trade. Then, come up with a figure that is just enough for you to get by without putting you in danger.
Once you have your figure, start saving you money. Keep tight lipped about the money so people don’t realize you are hoarding it.