Sep 27, 2009
Economic crisis spurs spike in 'Suburban Survivalists'
Jim Wiseman has taken to survivalism quickly, storing grain and other foods in his garage in La Jolla, Calif.
"We have no real causal understanding of the way our world works at all," said Markman, a professor at the University of Texas. "When times are good, you trust that things are working, but when times are bad, you realize you don't have a clue what you would do if the supermarket didn't have goods on the shelves and that if the banks disappear, you have no idea where your money is."