I read blogs and watch videos, mostly about homesteading and preparedness.
Some are over-the-top with hints about what to do during a zombie apocalypse. Others talk about all sorts of expensive gear needed when our world comes crashing down around us. I don't pay much attention to these. The only 'zombies' I have seen in my neighborhood are at closing time when the bar next door was still open for business.
Many others have useful information on a variety of subjects related to food storage and preparedness and I have learned much from them.
I find it is the small things that matter.
When the snow is falling and the wind is howling, having the ingredients on hand to bake bread or cook a nutritious meal saves me from having to brave the elements to run to the store.
When Oldest Son runs out of something, he can just look in Mom's pantry, knowing chances are good he will find what he needs. That's the reason most of us prepare - for our families.
This morning I saw why we have water stored. Some have water storage systems using very large barrels. That's a great way to store water if you have the space for it. Three room apartments are not built for that type of storage, so my water is stored, mostly behind my sofa, in 2 liter soda bottles and juice bottles. And I have several cases of bottled drinking water stored as well.
There is construction going on in my building and because of that, the water has been shut down several times. When I went to make my morning coffee, there was no water flowing from the tap. As anyone who knows me can attest, I am not fit company until I have had at least two cups of coffee. But it was easy to open a bottle, fill the coffeemaker and make coffee. The world at large is again saved from a grumpy old woman who has been deprived of her coffee!!
It is the small stuff that matters sometimes. :)