I had a Mormon boss and talked to him about their preparations, he made a really good point that has stuck with me. He said that you prepare for a bad situation but that situation may not be world wide or even city wide, you might just be prepared for a personal or family issue. It struck me as profound that nowadays we prepare for the end of everything but we don't prepare for loosing a job, or feeding our families while we recover from major injury....it brings life into focus when you consider that you may need six months of preparations for a broken hip, shattered femur, or major infection.
I wouldn't consider myself a prepped or survivalist, but I did grow up with no running water or electricity, so I like to think I have a good leg up, as well as being in the 2nd largest old order Amish settlement in PA.
Location: Northern New York Zone4-5 the OUTER 'RONDACs percip 36''