Some would have us live in deep fear for the unexpected and even unthinkable but that is not the way to live. Being as prepared as possible in your physical, emotional, and spiritual lives will alleviate the dread and stress associated with our concerns. Did not use the word fear but concern--for a reason. if you live in fear it is self defeating and detrimental to your health and happiness. Look at the big picture and history. There has always been a remnant in every gross tragedy--even the nukes of WW II. We were married in '73 and have had preps all that time. Am thinking that the time they may be needed is much closer at hand and have "beefed them up a bit". I do not think I have ever actually been in a panic mode even with a hurricane bearing down. We just hunkered down and used our preps to live normally while everyone else around us was panicking--w/o power, water, food, etc. Same in the ice storm a few years back. Some were out of electricity for five weeks. We were out only one week--but we carried on almost w/o any change. My byline says: "Crisis is the absence of preparation". Just prepare to live off grid as best you can and do not worry after that. If you are a prepper then your mind set is already way ahead of the sheeple that will be running around panicking like the "grass hopper" of Aesop's fable. Be that ant of his story--The Bible says: "Look to the ant oh sluggard". Good advice from two directions.