I notice people do that a lot: put things off until they have no choice but to do something. It is most obvious in the big things like running out of water. We don't have a sense of urgency until it's an emergency. There are those few who have stored years of food, pack-ratted away extra everythings just in case. It's never been my style until now.
I actually am putting aside my earthquake stash but not for a natural disaster but because I just think there are going to be weird shortages of things. Not necessarily food but other things. There was another article about shortages of some generic drugs for cancer and heart conditions. The companies just stopped making them because they weren't profitable.
That reminded me of trips to Mexico on vacation. Some people bring back bad souvenirs. Me, I brought back drugs of all kinds including antibiotics. Sounds crazy, I know, given that I prefer herbal remedies. But I can grow herbs. I can't grow Penicillin. I have them stowed away in the refrigerator for when the day comes when someone I love will need them and can't get them.
Water, I think is a much bigger problem. Much bigger.