No one wants to face a massive upheaval in which resources suddenly become scarce and we must fend for ourselves without the technological comforts and conveniences we have become so accustomed to, but that does not mean that we should not bother to prepare for such a scenario. After all, the only thing worse than having to face these kinds of circumstances would be the possibility of facing these circumstances without the benefit of advance preparation. The simple strategies we use now to prepare for a wide range of disastrous circumstances will make our lives so much easier in the long run, particularly since the time needed to adequately prepare represents a relatively small commitment. If disaster never comes our way, then the time spent in preparation will not have been wasted and we will come away with a host of useful skills and knowledge.
Doomsday scenarios are not the only situations in which thorough planning and preparation offers a tremendous long-term benefit. As Halden Zimmermann points out in his new book on blogging, preparation is the key to achieving long-term financial success and ensuring that the work done in the present leads to increasing rewards in the future. This philosophy is easily applied to all circumstances whether they are relatively trivial or matters of life and death. It simply makes too much sense to invest the time we have now in order to make our lives easier in the future as a result of our thorough planning and preparation.