I came to the conclusion decades ago that it wasn't possible to prepare for every possible bad thing that could happen to a person. Because of that, it makes no sense to worry about those things. Preparing is really a state of mind. It begins by recognizing and understanding what the most logical and potential SHTF situations you will be likely to face. Those are the ones to prep for. If you feel confident in your mind that you are capable of riding through the most common major problems you are likely to face, the probability is high that should something more serious arise, you will get through it just fine with what you already have. Where most preppers make a mistake is trying to prepare for every type of situation they can think of. The reality is simply that for the most part, surviving all of the SHTF situations you read about have the same basic elements that need to be prepared for. For each person this will be a little different but if you cover the basics, you're well on your way to making prepping a natural way of life for you and yours.