I keep seeing naysayers saying that storing up things to get by in hard times is a waste of time in the event of a total collapse of society as there will be no more fuel, trade goods, food, etc., etc,.
My rebuttal to that is,
If I still have the things that I stored, I will be around long enough to find a way to survive longer than you will and still be strong enough to pull a trigger on yer ass when you come and try to take my things.
Then, what ever you had, is mine, thus ensuring I get to see one more sunrise.
Even if it is just your liver.