Below is an interesting piece of work about how people survived the 1930s depression. It is important that we start collecting information about this, since the old timers are fast dying out, and the consumer generation, who have never had just bread and dripping for dinner, or wore pants made out of wheat bags, are going to be utterly smashed when TSHTF. A generation of precious snowflakes will struggle to survive. People in the depression era were many times more self-reliant than the suburbanites of today. I cannot see anything other than social chaos on the horizon, but it need not be for all, for you. Getting the core information out now to prepare for the crash is the most important thing which we can do with the limited time we have before the great train wreck of the West.
“AUSTRALIAN HISTORY, CAT #2. RESEARCH REPORT: SOCIAL LIFE AND SOCIAL PRACTICES. SOCIAL LIFE IN THE DEPRESSION OF THE 1930s NUMURKAH DURING THE 1934s DEPRESSION. VCAB No: 93123334E Hypothesis: The 1930s Depression had a beneficial effect on rural communities by bringing people together and fostering a strong community spirit through a reliance on each other to survive in difficult times. The Victorian rural township of Numurkah provides a suitable case-study for the purpose of testing my hypothesis. In doing so I will concentrate on changes in business practices in response to the Depression, the treatment of the unemployed; and social activities and organsations in Numurkah during the Depression. Evidence has been drawn from Numurkah Shire Council minutes, directors' minutes of a local company, a published local history, the local newspaper and oral accounts given by four people who lived in the Numurkah district during the Depression. The traditional view of rural people's and communities' experiences during the Depression is that they were hit particularly hard. Spencely states, "Poverty was endemic in the bush, despite the repeated subsidies of various kinds.