The world is growing more dangerous by the day. North Korea has test-fired more than 20 missiles since February, including an ICBM. Dictator Kim Jong Un’s objective is believed to be a missile capable of reaching the United States topped with a nuclear warhead.
Meanwhile, Puerto Rico is trying to recover from Hurricane Maria, which killed at least 10 people and heavily damaged the energy grid, causing an island-wide power outage that may last months. Maria came less than two weeks after Hurricane Irma slammed into the Florida coast, destroying houses and causing power failures. And Irma came two weeks after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast, killing at least 57 people and causing extreme flooding.
This is to say nothing of continued terrorist attacks around the world, violent riots in American cities and the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, last Sunday night in Las Vegas.
The truth is, you never know when disaster will strike. And when it does, you need to be prepared to go it alone: First responders may be overwhelmed, and it could be days, weeks or even months before help arrives. In a situation like that, you can’t count on your local grocery store to be open or to have anything on the shelves – if you can even make it to your grocery store, that is.