Emergency preparation is necessary for everyone at all times. This means being prepared for natural disasters as well as civil unrest. The guidelines for these events are basically identical. Your basic needs for sustaining life never change, food, shelter, clothing, and protection.
Gathering supplies needed for prolonged self-sustainability needs to be a priority for all Americans. This means consistently acquiring food, medical supplies, ammunition, and energy storage such as batteries, fuel, and solar generators. Take the time and make the effort to get these things while there is not a need for them so that you will be able to access these supplies.