Here's the rub, without my religious beliefs thrown in about Tribulation times...
If our world economy keeps going the way it is our country can be a big crisis.
If you subscribe to the whole Mayan calendar theory...
Maybe it is just a bad storm
You have to leave your home with minimal items for some reason
What will you do if you can't use your cell phone?
If you have no electricity? No microwaves, sewing machines, fridge or dare I say it computer!
No running water
Perhaps you can't even use your car or public transportation!
Now what? Can you feed you and your family or pets for a week or 30 days?
What do you have in your fridge? Oh remember the power is out, so what you have in there now won't keep long!
Not someone that cooks?! HMMM! Sounds like your in trouble!
It's cold outside now do you know how to make a real fire? Do you know the items besides a stick, string or gas that you can use to make a fire. Going on the theory you may not have a lighter on hand.
Kerosene does last longer then gasoline and can be used in oil lamps! Yes those old fashioned things you see in old re-runs of Little House on the Prairie.
For an extra $5 a week you can grab an extra Mac n' cheese, 5 lbs of flour and perhaps a few cans of soup.
It's not too late to start a small stockpile of things in case of emergency.
We do an Aldi run and pick up things here and there to have it on hand for the if SHTF (*hit Hits The Fan) scenrio. It can't hurt! Picking up OTC medication is helpful, toilet paper, paper towels, diapers and wipes.
Suppose after 30 days you survive whatever. Can you barter for more food? Do you have a garden? Do you have canned items? Can you sew (without a machine!)? Do you have farm animals to trade eggs or milk or meat?
I plan on learning all I can about farm animals going to try chickens, goats, rabbits, and bee keeping, I can use the goat milk for of course milk, cheese and these animals can be used for meat if need be. Which brings me to bee's! Honey, candle wax and to pollinate my garden!
I challenge you to start preparing now! Check out Cafemom (Ladies free to join) there are several homesteading and emergency preparedness groups. Check Yahoogroups or just Google SHTF or Emergency preparedness. Be informed and plan ahead