Can you continue your present job if we were to see another Depression or other economic collapse? Me? I'm a contractor. I have the knowledge and skills to build you a house or other shelter/structure. I have some limited materials on hand. I can't build a home if we can't get materials however. In my area, we are already seeing the beginnings of the Home and Real Estate slowdown... That means that we have a lot of folks like me that are out of work and looking for odd jobs. Not enough people with $$$ to pay all of us workers right now. If things get worse, I'll be forced to go into Hunker Down mode (HDM) to keep my family alive. What about your job in a depression?