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    I've never planned for anything, and never really had any trouble handling unexpected events either.

    In the case of a large, natural disaster, the plan is to get to work somehow and help out. In the case of a Katrina here or something I would probably just hang out on the roof talking to my neighbors and praying. If I could get to work, a shelter, or any place where medical services are needed, that would be ideal. I would hope to be fed and watered by the powers that be, in exchange for my services. I think I would be able to say goodbye to all my stuff and hope for a good future.

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    At this particular moment, I feel particularly awesome, content, and able. But in a moment, this could change. I would work very hard to fight that change, against the waves and the earth for sure. This unusual confidence will surely help cope with disaster, even if the preparedness is less than fully sufficient. And, because these are stochastic events (anything can happen), unpredictable and wild, I don't feel particularly bad about not being fully prepared. A new challenge would be invigorating, at this point.

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    I remember I'd asked myself this question back in Summer '08 when I was finishing my last year at University - and it struck me quite a blow. It never occurred to me to be prepared for anything, but what there is in the norms (relatives, sports games, catching up with friends, etc). Life just seemed to go on, any way. None the less, up until now, having had self-introverted for taking my preparation seriously since then, I've realized that I *really* do not have anything to be prepared for, except death, I imagine. How you grew up thinking effectively sets your future ahead, and very little preparation is required in such a life-long case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Do you feel prepared for anything? I've been thinking about it since the disaster hit Japan, how prepared would you be? What do you think about preparedness generally or do you think its in vane in any case?
    I can't not prepare. It's simply not something I'm able to do. My comfortable level of preparedness is likely more than most people but I still keep things in perspective. Can I prepare for something on the level of the Japanese disaster? No, I don't know that anyone can. Can I be sure that I've prepared for a power outage, winter storm, tornado or unemployment for example? Yes and I have. I don't live in an urban area, I am certain that if something happened, it would be awhile before any help arrived. That means preparation and, more importantly self-sustainability. No I'm not hoarding gas or stocking 10 years worth of wheat and water. Do I have enough food and provisions to get through 3-6 months? Yes easily. Do I keep emergency supplies in all my vehicles? Of course. Do I have a garden, can and process my own food, buy locally raised meat, dairy and eggs? Yes. I'm not anxious about being prepared, quite the opposite. Being prepared keeps me from being anxious.
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    why prepare? I find that I'm good at improvising, and that improvisation is a thrill
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    I can't not prepare. It's simply not something I'm able to do. My comfortable level of preparedness is likely more than most people but I still keep things in perspective. Can I prepare for something on the level of the Japanese disaster? No, I don't know that anyone can. Can I be sure that I've prepared for a power outage, winter storm, tornado or unemployment for example? Yes and I have. I don't live in an urban area, I am certain that if something happened, it would be awhile before any help arrived. That means preparation and, more importantly self-sustainability. No I'm not hoarding gas or stocking 10 years worth of wheat and water. Do I have enough food and provisions to get through 3-6 months? Yes easily. Do I keep emergency supplies in all my vehicles? Of course. Do I have a garden, can and process my own food, buy locally raised meat, dairy and eggs? Yes. I'm not anxious about being prepared, quite the opposite. Being prepared keeps me from being anxious.
    Hope to be at this stage someday. For now I'm at about 2/10, since I could eat off the canned/dried stuff for quite a while (several months), and longer if there were electricity for the freezers.

    But I don't think a real "doomsday" scenario is likely in the near future, at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    I can't not prepare. It's simply not something I'm able to do. My comfortable level of preparedness is likely more than most people but I still keep things in perspective. Can I prepare for something on the level of the Japanese disaster? No, I don't know that anyone can. Can I be sure that I've prepared for a power outage, winter storm, tornado or unemployment for example? Yes and I have. I don't live in an urban area, I am certain that if something happened, it would be awhile before any help arrived. That means preparation and, more importantly self-sustainability. No I'm not hoarding gas or stocking 10 years worth of wheat and water. Do I have enough food and provisions to get through 3-6 months? Yes easily. Do I keep emergency supplies in all my vehicles? Of course. Do I have a garden, can and process my own food, buy locally raised meat, dairy and eggs? Yes. I'm not anxious about being prepared, quite the opposite. Being prepared keeps me from being anxious.
    I probably have enough non-perishable food to get us through a few months as well. I used to be really good about keeping emergency supplies in my vehicle, but it's hard in the winter when everything freezes and I kind of fell out of it. I should at least put a blanket and some food in there. Water, I can do in the warmer months but not winter. I don't currently have a garden or do any of my own canning, but it's something I'd really like to do. I might try to plant a few tomato plants this summer and see how it works out...
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    I tend to have a divorce with my mind on this one. I'm a person who almost compulsively needs to be prepared, as indicated by my rather full backpack that I carry with me at all times. Anything I think I might need, no matter how remote the possibility, is on me just in case. However, when it comes to large-scale threats like the situation in Japan, I tend to freeze up. I doubt I'd be prepared for a major disaster, which is something that frustrates me to no end, because I don't adapt well and I'd probably have a fair bit of trouble adjusting. It's something I'm hoping to fix in the future, because as much as I'd rather just focus on other things it is something I think about sometimes, and not being prepared leaves me antsy.
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    I think water is my biggest concern when it comes to any scenario - as well as the future for everyone.

    I mean, I think I could reasonably prepare for having food supplies that will last a long while, IF I have water and heat. If I don't have water or a means to make that food, then I'm not prepared. I don't tend to purchase canned food. But if I were really going into 'prep' mode, I probably should.

    It has also occurred to me re. water that even if I started stockpiling it, with future yrs/decades in mind, that when there ARE actual water shortages culturally, that then if people found out that I had this stash then it would be taken anyway, distributed, and used up in the blink of an eye, and all of my preparation would be to no avail anyway and I'd be in the same situation as everyone else. lol. Hmm, I'm thinking of socialism and the like now... See, I think about this stuff. ha!

    But regardless, water would be what I'd be likely to stockpile. I just don't have any storage space for that atm.
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