John Wilder channels Yukon Cornelius with a look at why you might consider investing in silver and gold (note not investment advice):
Lots of good info there and the conversation promises to be a good one as usual. Precious metals are one of the pillars of my 4Gs of investing along with ground, grub and guns:
Also not investment advice but still worth considering. You won't get rich holding precious metals as part of an overall strategy but that isn't really the point. Read John's post to get more info.