I did a search and was shocked to find no topics. Well this one is probably going to be bad. If you are going to prep for anything besides earth quake around ring of fire or hurricane or typhoon in vulnerable areas you better prepare for this. What got my attention was fake news in national geographic magazine of all places saying that the magnetic pole reversal is thousands of year away, nothing to worry about. There is no way it could be thousands of years away. The earths magnetic field has been declining about 6% per century since the 1590s. Then starting about 2000 the magnetic field strength has plummeted. declining closer to 5% per decade and could still be accelerating. During magnetic pole reversal the earths field strength drops to around 5% of what we are used to. The magnetic north pole has accelerated, shooting across the artic circle 40km per year towards siberia lately. 40km isn't much only about 1° per 3 years. During pole reversal 5° per year is expected and up to 50° degrees per year may be possible and evidence for degrees per day movements have been indicated by one lava flow. No indication there is any chance this is thousands of years away. If the current rate of field decline continues we will be down to 5% in around 70 years. If magnetic field strength decline rate increases, could be about 80 years start to finish, with "start" being some time around the late 90s or 2000 when the rapid field decline started and faster north pole movement also began. The actual pole reversal it's self has been found to take anywhere from a few decades to as little as a few years, it was belived at one time that pole reversal took thousands or tens of thousands of years but little to nothing discovered this century seems to be supportive of the very slow flip. Problem with this is we lose more of our protection to solar storms every year. Now instead of needing an x50 class coronal mass ejection to start to cause wide spread power outage and x100 to x150 being total power grid destruction, much weaker and much more common events can have the same effect. For example an x50 class event that might have knocked out power in the north east for up to a day or 2 in the past could stomp the power grid back to the dark age with a weaker magnetic field in the very near future.