I am seeing so much doom and gloom talk. People are talking survival skills for the end of civilization as we know it. Well here is some cheap survival advice. It is a state of mind. So think reasonable emergencies that could really happen. How many kitchen fires are there every year? Do you have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen? Do you know how to really use it? It is now fall and the days are getting shorter. Do you have any flares that work in your car? When was the last time you checked your smoke detectors? Do you even check the fluids in your car? Can you handle losing power for a day this winter? I could go on and on. There are many emergencies that can likely happen in your like. If you wish to develop survival skills how about starting by identifying small emergencies that you could do something about and starting with being prepared for those. If you need help start with your local fire department, AAA auto club, etc. There is a lot of information on the Internet regarding everyday emergencies.