Stockpiling is not driven by one's supposed survival mode; rather, it is caused by irrational behavior with no justification. Survival implies that people are taking all measures to ensure they can live through a specific scenario. For example, when people buy large quantities of water during a camping or hiking trip, they are trying to ensure that they do not run out of this necessity and they can be healthy for the duration of the trip. But, when people buy enough toilet paper to last them a whole year, they are not thinking about their survival prospects. At that point, they are almost more concerned about their comfort and quality of lifestyle than their need for survival. In such times such as COVID-19, people have to be willing to make sacrifices such as buying less canned food or hand sanitizers. These sacrifices do not mean that they are put in a vulnerable position.