I would help family, friends and neighbors that ask for assistance… like I do now. The gift economy is a very powerful force which I don’t understand… but I would give. (You never know what will come back in time.)
In a true SHFT scenario, having the ability to be the last to die seems like a dubious honor.
“Thus, the Norse society’s structures created a conflict between the short-term interests of those in power, and the long-term interests of the society as a whole. Much of what the chiefs and clergy valued proved eventually harmful to the society. Yet the society’s values were at the root of its strengths as well as of its weaknesses… Ultimately, though, the chiefs found themselves without followers. The last right that they obtained for themselves was the privilege of being the last to starve.”
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond