Oldtimers, newcomers, military/LE crowd, average Joes.... Taking history and the present into account, including the current international climate what do you think the most likely reasons for SHTF will be? I've thought of some below, in which order I think will be most likely. 1. Natural Disaster - On a local scale this is especially true, such as the looting after the record Alabama and Missouri tornadoes last year, but could also be true on a larger scale like we saw after Katrina. There are areas of the U.S. very prone to large earthquakes, that just haven't really "gone off" in a long time such as Missouri, Arkansas, South Carolina... and other places. If one of these places really let loose... well, look out. Can you imagine the good people of East St. Louis (#1 city in crime) being turned loose after the city was leveled by a quake? I wish that we could learn from the AMAZING strength and solidarity shown by the Japanese after their quake, but I fear that we as a whole would not behave that way... 2. Economic Collapse - Apparently this can come without warning and happen a whole lot quicker than we think. 3. Civil Political Unrest 4. Solar storm - Knoked out electronics... holly crap 5. Terrorist attack with WMD's - too awful to imagine... 6. Disease outbreak What do you guys think? Please add others.