As a prepper I am always looking for items to stockpile and give my family the best chance of survival not just in an economical or global disaster but a personal disaster too. A personal disaster could be you or a partner losing a job, a flood,fire or a death.
When the SHTF there will be a period of panic and turmoil the streets may be dangerous and the stores will be chaos. Do you really want to stake your safety trying to obtain items you think you’ll need to sustain your family? Are you prepared to lose your life trying to get these things in a disastrous situation?