If the internet is available, the crash is still to come.
My wife's son took his family to Costa Rica a few years ago, so they could escape Obama's rule???
--I didn't say he inherited her intellect.--
At this time he stays in close touch with 3 or 4 other nuclear families there. They hold prayer meetings blessing any (Republican) successor to Obama & swearing to remain out of country as long as "socialists' remain in power. (Hillary in 2016!!)
The point is that if/when things fall apart, and their American money is just paper, their Costa Rican neighbors will more than likely see them as a foreign element that is part of the problem, rather than as an indigenous neighbor worthy of help.
I moved back to Canada >10 years ago & even though I moved to the same town I grew up in, I'd been gone far too long & all connections had been severed. I've been playing the Wise Old Man on the Hill game, and there are locals that would go, at least a short distance out of their way, to assure my survival. Knowledge is rare, or so I keep telling them.
I'm under no illusion however that the last berry picked will top my plate, or that the last salvaged blanket will cushion my pallet.
These people grew up together and formed bonds that no outsider can break. I wasn't here during the great flood of '78, nor do I recall Harris closing all the one and two room schools. To top it off I've developed an accent.
I'm here, I'm liked, some may even see me as an asset. But I'll always be the stranger. Not near the front of the line when they're divvying up very limited resources, not the first that is worried about when catastrophe strikes.
If you now are a part of a community, no matter how abased you believe that community to be, stick with it. If you must attempt change, do so from within. When catastrophe comes, and I believe that it will come with little warning, the drifter coming down the road will not be treated well, (look at the present situation in Europe).
When the walls of the city are breached each neighborhood becomes suspicious of the next, each household holds their own dear and distrusts the other. The stranger within is soon the stranger without.
In the depression we had tramps, hobo's, and vagabonds. We burned their camps, siced the dogs and the cops on them, all the while knowing that close relatives were riding the same rails into other communities. This is how humans deal with "others".
I fear that it takes a lifetime to build bonds strong enough to endure what I believe is coming. Those of us that pulled up roots won't find acceptance when our money, property, and "connections" are valueless.
More successful vagabonds historically relied on skills that were in short supply. Tinkers were despised, but were fed and given a night in the shed for repairing the broken pans. Musicians played and danced for coins, then were out of town before the crowd turned on them. Sign painters swept into town before holidays, then swept back out before the celebrations ended. Crop pickers were welcome as long as fruit was on the tree.
What skills will be of such great value that a stranger possessing them might be accepted?
A person capable of building a 12 volt micro hydro or wind generator from scrap?
Someone able to build and captain a fishing sailboat?
A chemist/pharmacist able to prepare medicines or explosives from scratch?
One knowledgeable of healing or soporific plants & herbs?
A dentist/midwife/surgeon who can make and maintain his/her own tools?
One able to distill a potent,potable drink?
A mechanic capable of repairing what machines or tools as are salvageable?
In time a tinker may settle and be accepted as the community blacksmith. The itinerant healer stands a good chance of community acceptance & a mechanic that can find enough things to repair will be welcomed.
I've purposely omitted mercenaries, warlords, police, and bandits. My own views may be warped but I see little to separate any of the above. All offer safety, for a price. All create havoc when not "respected", and all exemplify the concept that might makes right.
We still have large communities that rely on volunteer firemen. Why do volunteer police fail so violently?