SIGNS FOR DIFFICULT TIMES. Founders Library has some World War II and Cold War artifacts on display.
I suppose, if people make a virtue of doing without butter or sugar in periods of prosperity, making do without is less than a hardship.
I've had plenty of practice cultivating the victory garden during the long boom. The seed packets are in the hardware stores.
There's plenty of compost ready to go, and some of last year's leaves ready to be tilled in once the ground thaws.