Most likely survival threat

.... The question I will ask requires you to give an opinion of our lives today and what is the number 1 thing you think is the most dangerous risk to your survival? ...
Family economic crisis.

Reasons? Could be any of a multitude, so no sense really delineating such.

More common would be health related. Either due to an accident, or an illness.

Less common (for US, in OUR circumstance) could be Regional /national / global economy related. ie: job loss, WITHOUT equivocal short term replacement.

As far as EVERYTHING ELSE? About ANYTHING is possible. Earthquake, fire, flood, volcano, tornado, war, etc etc.

All are far less likely than a personal/family financial crisis secondary to any number of things...
 

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This question reminds me of the title of a show I never watched. I think it was called A Million Ways To Die In The West. Don't know if it was any good, but the concept that there are so many potential ways to die is the key. Ultimately, every day you wake up is a gift. Nothing is promised. You can make plans for some of the situations you might have some control over, but don't go worrying too much about it. Enjoy the time you have while you have it. The world is amazing and so is everything in it. Experience as much as you can and share love and kindness at every opportunity.

On topic, accidents, health, or age (probably in that order) are the most likely threats to my continued enjoyment of this existence.

Pro tip: Not watching the news leads to improved quality of life.
 

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Family economic crisis.

Reasons? Could be any of a multitude, so no sense really delineating such.

More common would be health related. Either due to an accident, or an illness.

Less common (for US, in OUR circumstance) could be Regional /national / global economy related. ie: job loss, WITHOUT equivocal short term replacement.

As far as EVERYTHING ELSE? About ANYTHING is possible. Earthquake, fire, flood, volcano, tornado, war, etc etc.

All are far less likely than a personal/family financial crisis secondary to any number of things...
When the government destroyed the economy here in Oregon over the spotted owl it caused a number of suicides. A friend worked driving logging truck for a local company that lost due to the forest shut down. Company owner lost everything and was too old to start over and he killed himself. I went to school with his son and knew other drivers working for him. Owner worked all his life putting together a business and the state destroyed it without a second thought.

Look around Oregon and you see the same crap over covid and its my opinion that the turmoil has just started. In less than a year we have all lost 6.4% of the value of our dollar. That means every working person has to work 122 hrs more to break even if they didn't get a pay raise.

Inflation kills
 
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I have 3-6 months worth of BP/heart meds. If I run out I would die immediately, but I won't live as long either. By the end of next year I should have a year's worth of meds on hand; Amazon pharmacy refills every 22-23 days, so there is an overlap each time and it adds up to about 5 months worth extra per year.
I do a very similar thing. Get refills every 90, but skim some off of the top. Then I monitor my BP regularly to make sure there are no bad effects.
 
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No BS: A kid I grew up was on his roof, messing with the TV antenna at the request of his dad. He fell off the roof with a screwdriver in his hand. He was found dead, face-down with the screwdriver through his eye and into his brain.

That’s some Final Destination crap if I ever saw it.
I agree that the "armed robbery" or other assault while in public is probably the most likely and not the time your 12 ga. or AR would even be available. Given that, my concealed sidearm is my "go to" weapon out there. My long gun is at home.
 

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Leftism
Marxism
Communism
Socialism
CNN
MSNBC
ABC
Disney
Comcast
Virtue signaling
All left leaning academia
Being called a racist white supremacist killer of black people when he only shot white people (Kyle)
Etc., etc., etc.
 
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I do a very similar thing. Get refills every 90, but skim some off of the top. Then I monitor my BP regularly to make sure there are no bad effects.
I try for the 90 day refills when Amazon allows them - some meds they don't, and sometimes they allow it, other times they don't. Not sure if it is Amazon or the Dr., :s0092: but I go for whatever I can get. Sometimes renewals of prescriptions overlap too.

IMO the most probable SHTF scenario that would hit the PNW and cause some kind of long term cessation (or severe disruption) of the supply chain and other severe issues, would be a Cascadian Subduction Zone earthquake. I would be ok, but I have other family members who meds that they cannot build up a supply for, and require refrigeration - not sure of the short term effects that would have, but they would not be good long term. A LOT of people would be in this bind if that happened.
 
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The biggest threat to my life is vehicle accident. I work four days a week and I’m generally in a vehicle nearly 10 hours per working day. The biggest thing I do to help mitigate that is to anticipate every other vehicle as a missile, piloted by an unaware idiot, bent on my demise.
Statistically speaking, that probably goes for most. I stopped commuting because of the clueless fools out there.
 
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Statistically speaking, that probably goes for most. I stopped commuting because of the clueless fools out there.
I've lost count of all of the vehicular crashes I have been in. Some were very serious (like the time I flipped a car end for end - twice, at 80 MPH - or the time I laid a motorcycle down at 80 MPH), most were just fender benders. The last one (2018), I was commuting into Portland for my job and I got hit hard from behind while sitting in stop & go traffic (that was just the last of at least a dozen times I have been hit from behind in traffic).

Now I am retired and only drive into town maybe two to three times a month on average, and usually not in high density traffic during rush hours - just to the "edge" of town, and then back home. So that greatly reduces my chances of an injury car accident - but it only takes once.
 

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