When life is complicated, it’s even harder to make good decisions.
If life as we know it collapses, how easy do you think it will be to make good decisions?
The part that makes it harder is stress. And a loss of our systems of support causes quite a bit of stress.
By preparing ourselves ahead of time we’re able to reduce the amount of stress an emergency causes us.
As a direct result, we’re able to make better decisions.
If you have a deep larder with a year’s worth of food and you lose your food sources (loss of income, stores go empty, whatever) you’re not under a whole lot of pressure to get more food right away. Leaving you to make better decisions about HOW to get food.
The same concept applies for all of your support systems … water, power, transportation, you name it.
Being prepared to deal with emergency situations as they arise lets you approach the situation with peace and confidence, knowing that you have the ability to take the time for a good considered decision instead of a hasty decision.