The acronym SHTF has gotten quite popular in the past few years.
I remember that it used to be popular to say that your preparations were for fighting off the inevitable Russian or Chinese invasion, sometimes instead the Blue Helmets were mentioned. I’d tend to think Blue Helmets would be a Turkey Shoot, but lets hope it never comes to that.
Now days the common excuse is zombies, that one is prepping for zombies.
I just got back to my home after hurricane Irma. Fortunately my home weathered the storm well, but some of my neighbors have extensive damage to their roofs.
Don’t fall too far into fantasy when you are prepping, there are all manner of real world problems that can cause the proverbial shit to hit the fan.