My Grandfather told me that folks who lived in rural America in the MidWest were uneffected by and large by the Depression.
They lived season to season on farms and made most of their own stuff, They bartered for their stuff they couldn't make and worked in factories when the work was there.
Then what really got me was.
"We don't have Farms, we dont have Factories, we barely have Families, I don't think you could have something like that again, because we don't live like that anymore; so how are people going to eat?"
I think we just might find out how that will work for us.