Agreed... while it pays to have awareness, and maybe use special "alerts" as a reminder to make the rounds and check your preps and contingency plans... if you're waiting for an alert to get serious about getting ready you are taking the wrong approach IMHO.
Originally Posted by explo72
Make prepping something you do every day even when there are not "consequences" looming over you, like we do when brushing our teeth, changing our oil, or managing our cholesterol. You do it for preventative reasons, not reactive reasons. You worry a little bit every day, just enough to maintain, rather than put it all off to the last minute and work yourself into a stew on that "big" day.
I keep an eye on solar storms, but I don't get worked up over every one. If there's a really big one it's likely we'll have a little warning and may be able to stow some gear that we normall have deployed which could thus be saved from damage. But things like having candles on hand, lamps and oil, making sure the generators are in working order, having food and fuel - these are not "last minute" things like unplugging the TV and computer would be. Those are things you should have handled anyway, "just because". Maybe the latest "solar storm" alert is a good reason to do a walk around and make sure you know where everything is and can get to it, just in case. But it's not a good reason to run out and run up the credit card buying a lot of preps that seem "wasted" the day after the storm passes with no effects. That's a good way to develop Y2K burnout, what they call "prep fatigue". Don't let that happen to you!
In a crazy world, it's the crazy man who can get by - and it's about to get cray-cray up in here.