posted on Dec, 7 2008 @ 01:10 PM
Economic collapse would be similar to the housing crash - by region and maybe by zip code. I would expect Martial law would be localized to 'hot
spots' (layoff protests?) and similar to disasters in the past; L.A. Riots, New Orleans Katrina, etc. You may still have a job but might end up
driving through a protest. I would expect it to be a patchwork of events scattered across the map. High unemployment with the accompanying high
crime, severe cutbacks in state and local government services, sudden lack of maintenance in middle class and upper middle class neighborhoods.
Guns and ammo wouldn't be my first priority, it would be; food, water, clothing, heat, cash, important records, and light on the feet with a backup
site to go to (don't forget about remotely backing up your computers). Bottled water goes fast, maybe add a storage tank on the house or get a $100
purification kit from a camping store. A truck with a trailer for moving your supplies to your backup site (friend with a ranch?). Guns and ammo
some for household protection, some for hunting if possible. Then again the Survival forum has good info.