There is never a substitute for preparation and drill.
From the Fort McMurray Fire to the earthquake in New Zealand you know that things can go sideways suddenly and you may be without water, food and shelter on very short notice or
with no notice.
Do you have the skills to live in the rough? Do you have the supplies? What is the state of your first aid kit? Is your family prepared? Do you have a region exit plan?
The rule of threes: 3 days, three weeks, three months...
Risks in BC include, but are not limited to,: Earthquakes (overdue), Tsunamis (overdue), Flooding (10yr, 50yr), Fires (increasing frequency), Windstorms (powerloss), Blizzards, Pandemics, cyberattack, geomagnetic storms (power loss), an EMP attack (power loss) Nuclear emergencies.
When you are prepared, your community is better prepared, and you will not be a burden to others in time of crisis.
Longer term existential risks to humankind include: Climate Change, an AI Singularity and the growth in the power of authoritarian regimes in Asia