It's probably safe to say that with societal collapse, the inherent values of everything will be completely reversed. A Faberge egg will go from priceless to worthless. A bottle of fresh water will become something to kill for. The only use paper money we will have will be fire starting.
When considering what you should be stocking up on for this future, you should consider all of the uses of all of your goods that would otherwise be thrown away.
Most people recycle their scrap metal for money or simply for the sake of recycling. It's great to recycle, but you should also be considering the uses those materials will have in a post-SHTF world.
To see all of the uses you could have for these materials, check out the article on the next page.