In reading these extensive suggestions for what people would need to be prepared for, expect, anticipate . . . all the horrible fears and potential dangers . . . it is simply amazing and rather disturbing to me that ANYONE with sense would want to be one of the remaining survivors in such devastatingly awful scenarios. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25125906
A disaster need not be widespread, does it? What if it happens along a coastline, but not in the interior? What if the disaster lasts for a brief time? Don't assume the worst, but rather assume that most of the time, disasters are survivable.
Read more postings. In them, I've discussed low grade disasters. When Argentina had their financial crisis, did their country end as we know it? Of course not. If one had prepped and knew skills, and had seed or livestock, then you could simple go on living.
Because some portion of people are always doing agriculture, trade continues. Don't think that people in cities can do small scale urban farming, because it happens world-wide. In fact it always has happened in history, we're just used to grocery stores and convenience.
Don't assume the worst. The worst seldom happens despite all out worry. The preponderance of the time, people go on, despite mini-Ice Ages in Western Europe and the far northern areas like Norway, they did adapt. Despite the Black Death, people lived.