For me earthquakes, until this last election and today's inauguration, was the worst possible situation. Now that my worst fears in a president have been realized I am reevaluating my provisions, and equipment. The ever evolving and changing world of the preppers.Im prepping for any and all itemizing my prepping into differant disasters that to me is to complicated to think of and anyways your prepping should be for the worst case anyway that way you have the gear to make it and if it happens to be just a storm or quake ...you will have more then you need and in prepping more is always better
This is what got me prepping...live near "hurricane alley" NOT having a couple of weeks of food, water and emergency lighting is a little irresponsible...then the job issue became a potential risk so since I can't put 6 months of cash in the bank, I added a few more months of food...Hurricanes. No job. Tropical storms.
When hurricane Rita and Ike hit our area, most grocery stores ran on generators and would only accept cash. . .nothing eles. We had some cities wiped totally out in our area and we were without electricity for about 1 1/2 weeks, but fortunately, we were on the same grid that a hotel that the "Entergy clean-up crew" stayed at. In my location, most of us stayed at home and bagian relying on the govrt backed institutions is not a good idea, even today there are banks not reopened in the LA area after katrina
how many years after it happened, If you are using a small local bank IE..town, city bank even a minor tornado would prolong you from being able to acsess you cash, Banks are not a safe prepping plan in any sinario
Please understand I am not trying to act as a know it all I am just informing fellow preppers of all the small things
I spent 10 years traveling the USA cleaning out forclosures for the banks and after Katrina I was in the area cleaning up the damage and found first hand that prepping using any technology,govrt backed industry and any type of mintality of using cash after a bug out situation is not a good plan even after Joplins tornado that I was in it took a full week before anything was open to use cash if you were in joplin you had to go to nearest town inorder to buy anything in a govrt take over or invation money will be great tolit paper and thats all I personaly train all my trainies that finding bartering iteams are a must and save your cash to when you run out of charman extra soft