First and foremost, if and when I discuss the topic of preparation, i actually use that word. Prepping, preps and the prepper have negative connotations sounding them. Instead of immediately starting off on the wrong foot, I discuss eventualities and how best to prepare for them. As for what I prepare for... it's initially the little stuff, to keep things like power outages and snowstorms and the annual hurricane season in the category of "minor inconvenience" or nuisance. A fair amount of food with alternative ways to prepare it. Heat. Water. Protection. Without having to plan on a last minute run to the store. Next came preparing for brief to mid-sized disruptions. Fuel. Food. Medications. Now im concerned about being prepared for civil unrest. The problem with that is it's potentially so big with so many components and potential moving parts...I feel a but overwhelmed with it. I think we'll be okay if we're all at home but if not, that could be messy. As much as we discuss EOTW situations, I'm not prepared for those. I want to be but I'm not in a place yet where I have a BOL or a MAG. I think we'll get there but we have a ways to go. Long story short, I'm preparing for what I can in order to protect and provide for my family. I see that as my role, my job. I can't prepare for armed insurrection except maybe mentally. I can't prepare for the New Madrid fault going or the Yellowstone Caldera letting loose, I don't think any of us really can though, so I try to focus on the things that are likely or have a realistic potential and attempt to mitigate their impact.