There’s a whole group of people in this country that equate their brand of politics with preparedness. I certainly have my political beliefs, and I’m not afraid to share them. That said, I don’t plan to dig into politics here. I believe everyone’s situation is very different, and we all have to assess the possible threats we might encounter in life and prepare for them the best we can. Sometimes those threats come from nature, and sometimes they come from other human beings.

When I start talking about those human-caused threats, there’s a good chance I’ll hit a political nerve here or there. Sorry in advance. I’ll do my best to stick to the facts. If anyone feels the need to go off in the comments with off-topic political hatred, be forewarned that your comments will be deleted. If you have angry opinions you can’t keep to yourself, go start your own blog.