We have been taught by modern prophets that the trials and tribulations will come first, and that Jesus Christ will come after that. What if the tribulations actually started today?
Would you have enough food storage, and would you know how to use your tents, water purifiers, campstoves, and propane heaters if society as we know it fell apart, we had no power or drinkable water and we were running for our lives?
Many people store food they do not know how to use. They think that they will miraculously learn how to use it when under stress. But a disaster is not the time to try to learn new skills. It is the time we fall back on what we already know.