So I'm a 12-month stacker and prepper (my older brother got me started). I've read lots and lots and lots, and worried and stressed and obsessed about the various SHTF scenarios. They seem to often feel like Mad Max, zombie movies, post-apocalypse, which leaves me feeling rather hopeless.
I was watching the miniseries documentary "Prohibition" last week (pretty good, I must say) and of course, the Great Depression comes in a decade into the new amendment. Looking at, it got me thinking - isn't this a better template for what we might face as the SHTF scenario comes into reality?
If I use this template, I personally foresee the following happening:
* MUCH higher unemployment
* a great deal of homelessness
* a great deal of hunger and hardship
* an increase in crime
BUT, what I don't see happening is:
* the utilities stop working for all (water, gas, electric)
* the breakdown of the rule of law
* the breakdown of basic human goodness
So I'm curious, when you really look at the possibilities, what do you think of this? Thanks.