Social media can be good for various things. You can connect with people who are interested in the same things you are, keep in touch with friends and family, or in my case take an informal poll of what people are prepping for.
Here’s what I posted to start the conversation:
What’s the most likely scenario(s) that you see causing you to go into emergency mode? Solar flare? Hackers bringing the grid down? Market meltdown? Big storm?
I’m curious as to what people are prepping for either specifically or generally. And you don’t have to have just one thing you’re prepping for like that prepper show that was on a few years ago.
I was expecting a few replies, but so far I’ve got 60 responses with lot of pretty good answers. So what’s the list look like? Check it out below.
Weather Events – Hurricane, tornado, blizzard, etc 18
Market Crash / Economic Collapse 12
EMP/Hacker attack/Solar Flare/Grid Down 9
Civil Conflict 7
Nuclear War 3
Yellowstone Caldera Erupting 3
Civil War/Martial Law 3
Job Loss/Personal Injury 2
Political Unrest 1
Other People 1
Peak Oil 1
Ecological Collapse 1
And there you have it. Personally I prepare for major storm events. Living in the Northeast we’ve had a lot of pretty good blizzards lately and if anyone remembers the last big ice storm you’ll know it pays to be prepared.
That’s it. What do you prep for?