I used to know a few "Mother Earth News" types who did well by living cheap and doing for themselves raising veggies, fruits and small tasty critters. Some would hunt mushrooms and berries in the hills and one old boy had a truck with push bars mounted in front and would run up and down mountain roads to slay a deer or two for meat. I know some who brew their own beer and another who makes fruit wine and brandy. That reminds me, depending on how my work situation develops in the next few months I may have to get a hold of my beekeeper friend and prep some mead. In this economy I suspect that many will be buying much less and doing what they can to survive - even getting food stamps, food banks, and even dumpster dive. People will whatever they have to in order to get food and survive.
When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America , you get a front row seat. - George Carlin