Why is it that most people don't prepare for any adverse conditions? Whether it's financial, environmental, or even political, huge numbers of people never even think about what could happen and what they should do to prepare if it does. It's gotten to the point in this country, maybe others, where even if you do think about such things you're weirdo. As though only wackos prepare and it's a good thing to be a sheep.
I will not be a sheep. I will be as prepared as I can be. You cannot predict the future, but you can be ready for anything you can reasonably expect to face. Governments fall, natural disasters happen, plagues spread. You can't really stop any of those from happening. You can however, prepare yourself and your family for such an occurrence. It isn't crazy or paranoid to do so, it's common sense.