Yellowstone supervolcano ready to blow? Rational analysis says it’s unlikely in your lifetime

There has been a lot of concern about the Yellowstone supervolcano over the past few weeks due to the nearly 1,000 small earthquakes recently detected in the region.

It is true that if the Yellowstone caldera blows, it would blanket much of North America with up to three feet of ash, devastating the ecosystem, collapsing the food supply and leading to mass famine. However, with Yellowstone erupting only once every 600,000 years or so, is it really rational to focus preparedness efforts on something that’s highly unlikely to happen in your lifetime?

In this video, I explain why we’re all much wiser to focus on things that have a far greater chance of actually happening: CME solar flare, North Korea EMP weapon attack, global financial collapse, civil war and social chaos, etc. Being a smart prepper isn’t about being prepared for every single possibility, it’s about prioritizing the most likely threats and making sure you’re using your preparedness resources wisely.

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