BRAZIL, Ind. (WTHI) - The end of the world.
It seems like a far off, fiction movie to most of us.
However, the owner of McCullough Military Surplus says it's a real concern for some of his customers.
"They're freaking out a little bit about the collapse of the dollar. They're just so worried about that, so they're dumping it as fast as hey get it. They're just trying to put it into something that's hard goods t hat they can survive if something was to happen," McCullough Military Surplus Owner Bill McCullough said.
McCullough says 10 percent of his business is devoted to folks preparing, in case the economy were to collapse.
"In today's society, peace of mind, I mean what's that worth, I mean that's worth a lot," McCullough said.
10 to 15 customers are more extreme, buying survivals kits, blankets, extra boots, clothes, and rope.
"Just stuff they could you know, put in a bug out bags, where they could just pick and go if they had to," he said.
The Outpost says they have a handful of customers buying extra guns and ammo.
One of their manufacturers stopped taking orders because they're so behind.
"They just want to be self-sufficient, in case something would happen, they'd be able to hunt and fish and you know see that their own bellies are full," The Outpost Owner Duane Butt said.
It's a scary time for some.
"I don't think it will ever come to that, I pray that it doesn't ever come to that but I just don't know," McCullough said.
However, some folks will continue preparing their families for the worst, hoping for the best.
People we spoke to that have survival plans in place, didn't want to be on camera, in an effort to protect their identity.
Businesses say shows like Doomsday Preppers, movies like The Book of Eli and the book, The Road, add to their customers' paranoias.
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