Debt Default Threat a Boon to Survival Industries

One sector of the U.S. economy is thriving on the threat of a debt default apocalypse.

Survivalist industries -- from tactical training schools to doomsday bunker manufacturers -- are reporting an uptick in business over the past few days, as a first-ever U.S. default has inched closer to reality. The trend is seen from Virginia to Florida, California to Indiana.

"We're not quite Greece, but there's a realization we're moving slowly toward it," said Robert Allen, owner of Sigma III Survival School in Huntington, Ark. "Economic collapse is the most common cause of people wanting to start preparing."

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