My father was completely prepped for the “big one” he expected this year. Then a few months ago he had a massive heart attack and died. He left lots of debt. He expected the economy to collapse this year and thus was buying supplies on credit and wasn’t paying his bills.
I have more than enough supplies of my own so I don’t want them. He had everything from generators, seed, grain grinder, camping supplies to emergency essentials food, 55 gallon drums, and bottles of propane.
I’ve been using the 55 gallon drums of gasoline to fuel my truck. I’ve taken about a ton of scrap metal to the recyclers. Given away as much cat food and as many mason jars as I can get anyone to take.
If you die after living a life of preparedness and it turns out you never needed any of those things you put back away for that ‘rainy day’, I consider that a win.