If not, at least try to acquire a few tidbits here and there so that when things go really bad, you'd know what to do.
Maybe you think that Obama is the Anti-Christ. Maybe you're a TNT with democrat leanings and you have some time to kill. Or maybe, the weird weather is starting to get to you and the thought of having no food, electricity, and potable water is enough to scare you into prepping. Or maybe, you've simply watched one too many episodes of Doomsday Preppers and YouTube videos.
With the European crisis, weird weather, and local telenovelas rehashing the same plot lines over and over again, the normal person can't help but think about the future and be a little pessimistic (or realistic) about it.
The Doomsday Dame's reason for prepping all boils down to this: when the going gets tough, the tough (and prepared) will have an ample supply of food and water.
Heck, I'll even have a few energy bars and sweets to snack on while everyone is scrambling for the grocery stores to stockpile essentials like canned goods and rice.
In the end, the question to ask is not "Why prep?" but: How to prep (with limited funds)?
The incoming slew of posts will hopefully answer the question above.