GS ,
As you know , when the majority of people are down and out , with no money , barter starts to be a way of life , the great depression showed that . Beyond the day to day , hand to mouth , as things go along , people will want something more tangible . The younger crowd has no idea what bad times are , they are used to electronics to do everything for them ……………..but when everything breaks down , the old guy in the corner that knows a few things about life , will not sound so out of touch with ” reality ” very quickly . They have a rude awakening on the way . The new reality will be a world they have never been to , as will the solutions of how to get along in it .