People laugh at the survivalists/crazy/prepared folks. But when their jobs get outsourced or down-sized, you can be sure they wish they had been a survivalist/crazy/prepared.
Last week, I began shopping for the non-hybrid seeds for a back yard garden. Next weekend I'll be pricing the topsoil, peat, and tools necessary. I've already picked up a half-dozen gardening books applicable to this zone.
Resourcful thinking is how my grandparents made it through the 30’s. Grandma is 99 y/o (100 in Dec) and still a feisty one and even she sees that we are in deep stuff.