The answer would be "I don't know" or "I doubt it". Literally, I don't know. I can guess and not be right. I can only give you my views and let you make your own decisions.
I see a lot of signs of potentially bad things happening, but I don't know which way anything is going to go. I see a lot of signs that I find rather alarming and very disturbing. I see a lot of questionable decisions being made and a lot of questionable people making those decisions. We have natural events happening in unexpected places as well as expected places. We have things going on that are out of our control.
I don't ever see the world self-imploding or blowing up. I also believe that everything works in cycles. The weather works in cycles. Nature works in cycles. Animals work in cycles. You get the idea.
Natural disasters do not worry me that much. They are part of life and nature. We have no control over them. We can prepare for them as much as possible, but we always need to understand that everything we own can be destroyed in seconds. However, not having water, food, and other things on hand just in case is pure foolishness. Not being ready for something that can happen every year and at any time doesn't make sense. You should have at least three to seven days worth of water and food ready for any natural disaster as well as other disaster supplies. FEMA put out a pretty good starter list for this and I would definitely check it out.
Our troubled economic status actually worries me a bit. Between being lied to by so-called experts, the amount of national and personal debt piling up, and the dropping value of the dollar gives us quite a bit to be worried about. I am no expert, but I can tell you this. Getting out of debt should be a priority. Learning to live on cash should be a priority. Having a cash emergency fund should be a priority. Having multiple streams of income should be considered important. You should do what you can now so when a recession or a depression comes around, you won't be at the mercy of creditors.
Widespread power outages, EMPs, and solar flares do exist as a threat. They have happened before and more than likely will again. I do believe it is possible to have an EMP event or a widespread power outage. Learning to live without electricity and not be dependent on electricity will be extremely important. The skills needed to do this need to be practiced now. Many people rely very heavily on electronics and not enough on learning natural skills.
Job loss should always be on the mind. The most secure jobs in the world can become the least secure in a day, month, or year. Ask all the oil workers who were fired or laid off. I bet they didn't see that coming. Even if you work for yourself, the economy might dictate how your business will be doing. This is where emergency funds become crucial and multiple streams of income become the difference between starving and eating.
War and military action seems pretty far-fetched for most Americans. However, our administration is making some very questionable decisions and alliances. We have been attacked. We have proof of being infiltrated by terrorist groups. We could have a war on our hands. We have enemies with very powerful weapons and technology. We have a lot of people with their head in the sand. In my mind, nothing is impossible. Being prepared for this is mind-boggling. Being prepared for this means being able to defend yourself and your family. You have to be ready to make a lot of sacrifices and quick decisions. Start reading literature about how people lived through war conditions in the past. Learn and imagine what if?
Lack of morals and ethics in people, in general, worries me also. Stealing, looting, lying, lack of justice, lack of common sense, lack of accountability, and a convoluted justice system makes for very troubled times. We have millions of people who have a victim mentality and believe they are entitled to whatever they want without working for it. I know preparing for this can be difficult. Who do you trust? Will this happen in your area? What can you do to help? Who should you help? What can you do to be more alert and ready to defend your family and home? All we can do is do the best we can and prepare accordingly.
Any of these things can be true. There are many more scenarios to think of and ponder. However, being prepared for anything is the peace of mind that we need. While I admit to being worried about things, I do not fear them. Fear leads to irrational thinking and that just means mistakes will be made.
You have to do what is best for you and your family. Being prepared means that you are taking care of them and yourself. I can't think of doing anything better than that.
Thanks for reading,