These are the Big Four. I first wrote about this in 1980.
Most of the time, we muddle through. We bump along. But a wise person has reserves. I mean reserves in the broadest sense.
Faith in God is more reliable than faith in gold. As for groceries, they are cheap, especially for wise shoppers who buy in bulk and on sale. But a garden is a good back-up. I have one. Do you? You can. You should.
As for guns, Americans should exercise their Second Amendment liberties. Soon.
I decided to update my 1980 article. See if it makes sense.