TITLE SOULD READ 'SUBURBAN SURVIVALISTS': Can't link yet, so if someone comes across this article and has any interest, please do so. It is from Associated Press, 5-25-09. Military Surplus and "Survivalist' suppliers are reporting anywhere from a 50% to 700% increase in purchase of the following: Guns, freeze-dried meals, 55 gallon water jugs, thermal blankets, tents and water purification tablets, generators, etc...The name of one of the stores is "Living Fresh" The difference now is that the main puchasers are teachers, real-estate agents and others who currently have middle class jobs. They are buying these items in the belief that the entire "system" as we know it, will break down. Banks will close, markets will stop stocking shelves, gas stations will close, the electric grid will go down, etc... My opinion is that if it comes to that, whats a few months supplies going to get you? If the "system" as we know it breaks down, won't there be these bands of survivalists fighting it out for every scrap? What's the point?