Mayans. Zombies. A nuclear meltdown. A biblical Apocalypse. No matter who you attribute it to, today’s society seems fascinated with the immanency of disaster. It’s the same mentality that has bred hundreds of end-of-the-world blockbusters and reality series like A&E’s Doomsday Preppers
, all of which pose hypothetical approaches to catastrophic scenarios.
Dramatic, yes; but even the most pragmatic would agree with the concept of preparedness. We’ve seen our share of real-world disasters, after all: tsunamis, radioactive contamination, devastating hurricanes, terrorist attacks… incidents that leave us standing in their wake, thinking “What do we do now?