Jason called on one of his overnights in Williston this week to ask just exactly what we'll do if the economy collapses. He really devotes quite a bit of time to this dilemma. I think some about it, but I'm much more likely to just do something, for better or worse.
I actually am coming to hate this question. However, it's worth some reflection.
I will feel much less distressed by the topic once we have successfully grown food enough to feed ourselves. I will feel even better when we have a cow, some chickens, a fence, a small barn, and some knowledge of how to better deal with human waste. Our water supply is not dependent on electricity or oil, but I will feel better when we have it better maintained and we have a clearer understanding of how it comes from the hill to the house.
None of these things is a waste of time even if the economy and the rest of the world continue to merrily roll along. All are things I have wanted for a long time, separate from the worries of the day. The sense of urgency is a bit oppressive.