Andrew here, I have been interested in being prepared for the worst ever since I joined the US NAvy. My grandfather always said two things that ring in my mind to this day.
1. "if you don't have a plan, your plan is to fail"
2. "pray for the best, but be prepared for the worst"
While I was younger I didnt and couldnt know how important prepping could be. It only really began to make sense after I experienced military situations that I could see easily
happening in civilian situations. It can save your life and those you care about, Besides it seems kind of fun so far.