well gold is still a good resource IMHO. the problem is that gold would be a bubble for it too. so its better to hoard silver, but the problem if it catches to gold's prices but it would take time.
anyways, for those who are prefer paper money, its better to build up your own businesses, if not, and/or real estate. personally I was not able to foresee a mortgage bubble int he U.S. and I'm not in the U.S. if I did live there, I would be on my buying spree on houses and rent it out.
there.are.alternatives - ala.-2-cents