Hi everyone, My husband is a member of this forum, and a big fan of this site. Thus, I have been browsing around some of the topics lately, and noticed one in particular, of someone trying to get some advice on how to convince his spouse to understand what exactly he's doing in making the emergency kits, etc. I know for a fact that my husband probably feels the same way with me... I just don't GET IT. So, I thought I'd come on here to hopefully get some insights and information on exactly what I'm not getting. Now keep in mind that I'm not trying to make fun of anyone or anything like that -- I'm honestly just trying to understand the whole thought of all of this, in order to hopefully understand why my husband is so passionate about all of this. I'm all for making an emergency kit in case of a tornado (I live in the MidWest), or having a vehicle break down, or something like that... but it just feels like it's being taken too far to an extreme - almost like preparing for the End of the World or something like that. Is it a preparation for a societal breakdown? Or nuclear war? Or what? Like I said, I'm really just looking for some insights on understanding a little bit more the idea behind all of this - so I can stop looking at my husband like he's crazy!