Can you imagine teenagers the day after SHTF.
Life with no TV or internet or cell phone or stupid music.
Knowing that most of their favored celebrities are probably starving too.
Forced to help mom and dad dig up the backyard to raise a garden, go hunting and fishing with dad, help mom can the veggies etc
School would look real good real fast. lol
Those would be the exceptionally lucky ones.
How many people do you know today who don't even have a backyard to dig up to plant a garden, to say nothing of having no seeds or tools, nowhere to fish or hunt, don't even have jars to can with, no a clue on how to do it, to say nothing of having nothing to can?
I planted a significant garden this year for the first time in many years; next year I'll be doing a lot of things differently.
What's mind-boggling is how much space is needed to grow significant calories; 100 square feet will, on a good season, produce 30,000 calories of potatoes.
That will feed one person a starvation diet of 1000 calories per day for one month.
Scale from there.
I think most of them would go into shock and paralysis, waiting for govt rescue until they starved to death.
My earliest years were spent on a subsistence farm with no electricity. I can vividly recall those days and how we got along just fine without any of the modern conveniences.
I sometimes thought I was pretty well prepared, I have a lot of rechargeable battery operated devices including a small 7” HD TV set. I also have a couple of generators and a couple of small converters so I could use the car battery for small recharging.
Well the electricity went out a few weeks ago. No problem, it usually comes back on in a half hour or so. This time it stayed off. I didn’t want to get out the large generators as the power would be back on fairly soon.
Well, I got out my little TV set and it ran for maybe 15 minutes before the battery ran out. I had just not kept it charged. No problem as I have 3 different battery sets with an almost infinite combination of converters. The only problem was I had not charged them in over a year.
I finally realized that I was about as dependent on the power as all the people I felt superior to.
Yes I could have fared OK for a few days or so if I went into full self contained mode. After that I would have to get more gasoline.
I now make sure all my rechargeable devices are charged. I got a good deal on Ray-o-Vac alkaline batteries and bought nearly a hundred dollars worth of various sizes. I doubt I will live more than 10 more years and those will probably last me most of the rest of my life.