Oftentimes preppers get carried away with their plans when they prepare for the really scary scenarios, like nuclear war, meteor strikes, pandemics, and solar flares. But for the most part, these are rare events that many of us will never encounter firsthand.
It’s still a good idea to prepare for them, in part because they are so rare. Most people, and the emergency services that will have to help them, aren’t ready for these disasters. So when they do occur, there can be significantly more property damage and loss of life. But we can’t lose sight of the basics. It’s very tempting to focus on the scariest disasters, while ignoring the events that are most likely to effect you, and are statistically more lethal.