‘The End is Near’: US Store Sales Soar for ‘Survival Gear’
Some Americans are getting ready for a total social collapse by stocking up with survival gear in case of “Occupy the United States” or some other scenario that brings about the total collapse of American society.
The CBS outlet in St. Louis, Missouri reports that sales for survival food and other items at Uncle Sam’s Safari Outfitters’ three area stores are soaring.
“We had to order fifty cases of the meals ready to eat to keep up with the demand in the past three months,” said manager Steve Dorsey at in Webster Groves area. “That’s not normal. Usually we sell 20 to 30 cases in a whole year,” he told WMOX.
The Arab Spring uprisings, Occupy Wall Street and some apocalyptic forecasts for the American economy have driven people to prepare for the worst.
“I’ve had people in here that are very wealthy, and they’ve spent thousands of dollars just on backpacks that they fill with survival gear, one for each person of their family,” Dorsey told the television station. “And something where they can just grab a bag and get out [of town].”
He says some customers tell him they are stocking up food, while others say they have stashed away supplies in a distant location in case everything comes apart at the seams.
Many people have formed survival groups of 20-30 people who are “going in on this together and they’re all going to go to this one spot if something like this happens,” he added.
How about guns? The local chain of Uncle Sam’s Outfitters does not stock them, but customers want to know where they can get there hands on one.
“I think people are scared. They don’t know where this country is going,” according to Dorsey. “They think we’re on a downward spiral with just dramatic, crazy spending. People just don’t know what’s going to happen.”