Thanks Seth. Preparedness means learning new stuff, new skills and trades. At first just because its a good idea, then after wards because you dont have a choice. Learning about these terms and definitions is important, the tricks used to cook the books and make the figures look nicer.
Selling food and other products in slightly smaller containers with odd shapes forms that "look" big but actually trick the eye is used a lot here. Most people wont read the actual volume or weight.
Seth, deflation wont be a problem, worry much more about inflation. As you well notice, people have no other option but to ask for loans, this will be unstoppable as more and more people become poor and try to claw their way out of that hole.