Well although I personally don't see anything 'big' happening on the horizon its exactly what you don't expect which can catch you off gaurd!
Now it is possible that a war or mass terrorist event could happen giving people little time to react to the situation but lets face facts here for a
moment, the USA is huge, any invading country in the world wouldn't be able to take over the entire country by itself. Lets not forget you have
immense natural resources, a lot of you are trained with weapons and you are surrounded by friends in other countries too. Secondly more people die
from traffic accidents than terrorism, so take hart and always look twice in the mirror!
Saying that I would like to offer a few socially acceptable methods for preparing for the worst if I may?
If at a young age why joint up at your local Cubs/Scouts or similar - they teach valuable life skills as well as survival skills.
Learn the surroundings where you live - go on long walks around the area and get fit at the same time. While out and about you can also learn about
the plants and vegitation that grow naturally around the area that you live - what is edible and what can kill you?
Take swimming lessons, floods being a real natural disaster that has had much media attention over the past years. True the flood water would be full
of sewage but if it came down to it i'd rather swim for my life than drown in that god-awlful stuff!
Learn about re-newable energy sources and how best to use them. Lots of great posts right here on ATS for starters!
Get geeky, technical IT/engineering skill sets would be invaluable to any disparate goups of people, i'm thinking communications, generators,
transportation. The 'geek' shall inherit the Earth
[edit on 25-2-2009 by freeradical]