We all and I post several on movie, tv shows, news articles about why we prep, but what about lifes experiences?? Past, present and your predictions for future needs. I will start years ago I was out of work in the early 80's killed my savings account. Unemployment ran out and I finally got a job at minimum wage working security 78 -80 a weeks, after rent utilities and car payment there not much left, my meals mostly consisted of oatmeal, peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs and eggs. several years ago, I was out of work again and was cleaning out horse stalls, doing farm chores, with cows for land lord to work off my rent, my meals consisted of whatever I could scrape up, I remember one evening when all there was anywhere in the house with any nutrition were several small packets of sugar and that was what I had for dinner that night. That is the primary reasons I prep I told myself when I got back to working, I would immediately put extra food aside and as i got debts paid off, I would put the things aside a person needs to sustain themselves. Even then I saw our country in bad shape, now I see it even worse shape and declining with, with invisible price increases on goods, like a 34 ounce jar og planters nuts at samsclub for $14.58 when they had been selling for at least the last 10 years a 40 ounce jar, and two weeks prior I paid $14.58 for a 40 ounce jar. I see lots of drastic cuts coming from the government to cut debt or either a lot more waste and deeper causing higher unemployment, either way the next months look very unstable to me. And the next three year for sure look financially challenging for out nation. I know alot of you have similar stories, if you do not mind, share a few, I am sure someone will be motivated to prepare even a little by your story or reasons.