freedom, thanks for the link. An important topic to follow when thinking about economic dimension and SHTF. In some ways we’re already in a slower motion SHTF–kind of like the folk metaphor of putting a frog in a kettle of boiling water, it will leap out right away to escape the danger. However, if you put a frog in a kettle that is full of water that is cool and pleasant 
and gradually heat the kettle until it starts boiling, 
the frog will not become aware of the threat until it’s too late. The frog is the sheeple. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheeple