There are many reasons to prepare in this day and age, for the survival of you, your family and team. I have been going through a lot of threads, new and old alike. It made me think of where each of us is coming from in our viewpoint for prep's, survival training, and in general "focus" of the issue most pressing in your planning? I for one try to be prepared for most contingencies in general but my two biggest concerns are economic collapse and EMP (first strike or solar flare). In my opinion these are two of the most likely to happen within my lifetime. But the more I know, read and watch... I could easily say political collapse into tyranny, WW3 with China or Russia, peak oil, or a rouge asteroid strike. What do you think and how are you preparing, that is different than being all around ready for every contingency? As we all know and have discussed.... you could spend an enormous amount of time on just one contingency... let alone the gamut of what we may face at some point.