Ok, here I go again.
I prep for the WORSE CASE SCENARIO. That doesn't include job loss, localized flooding, tornado's, or even stock market collapse. It does include food disruption, solar flares, EMP (natural or man made), zombie apocalypse (a catch all for any world wide, life threatening pandemic), and of course WW3.
Looking at the world stage, I wholeheartedly disagree with anyone who thinks we are safe and sound up here in the great white north. I also disagree with those who feel that prepping is about keeping a bug out bag in the closet and a good pair of boots by the door. I also disagree with those who feel that prepping is about keeping a well rounded investment portfolio.
Now, don't get all upset. I'm not saying that any of the above are bad things to do. They're all good, but here's the thing:
If you live in an area prone to flooding and you don't have your valuable papers in waterproof containers and a good pair of waders, then you're more than unprepared, you're stupid.
If you're playing in the stock market, then you should always do so with the understanding that you are at risk of loosing all your money at any time. It's the nature of the market, and ignoring that risk is much the same as the unprepared guy living in the flood zone.
So, what should we be most concerned about? In short, we should be concerned about everything.
We should be concerned about our food and water supply being disrupted due to any number of possibilities, both natural and man made.
We should be concerned about how skilled we are as nations to kill each other, and how we seem to be setting the stage to show off our skills on a level not seen since WW2.
We should be concerned that the world we are leaving behind for the next generation(s) is one full of boundless corruption, planet killing pollution, artificial everything, etc...
Just in case you're wondering, I don't have a tin foil hat. I do wonder sometimes if the guys that do have them know something I don't, so I won't throw out my old bike helmet and keep a fresh roll of tinfoil on hand just in case.
That, my friends is what my prepping is all about. It's made up of two parts.
Part 1 - have to know how to survive in the face of extreme adversity
Part 2 - have the supplies needed to fulfill the requirements of Part 1
I'll climb back in my hole now. Thanks for listening!