This issue was written in the days around the UK government's extraordinarily floppy initial response to coronavirus. Good decision-making is what you need in a (very) rapidly developing situation—such as a coronavirus pandemic. But it’s hard to make good decisions while panicking. The faster the situation develops, the more you need realistic imagination that allows you to see past hysteria while also imagining plausible outcomes that might be worse than what the crowd currently can conceive. This is one way to have a realistic (vs over-optimistic) long-term view.
So this is a guide to building an emergency food store in case supply chains temporarily break down: What to buy, when to buy it, how to store it, when to use it, and how to maintain it, with a sample shopping list.
You can find it here: #20: Being prepared