We've become such a throw away society . Our grandparents knew how to make do and get by. With the economic crisis looming we would all be wise to learn the things they knew back when. If things got real bad, would you know what outside was fit to eat and what wasn't? Back during the depression many lived off the landscape and thrived.
Many found talents and job skills they never would of found. Maybe it's time to look into yourself and find skills and make them better so you will be able to survive no matter what.
Many skills can be found online for free. Don't just watch a few video's and call it quits. Practice and make sure you understand skills you want to improve.
Learn new skills now so if things go wrong you will be able to survive and make your way in the future.