Real preparedness means that you have a list of skills that you are either learning or refining on a regular basis. Real preparedness means that you add to your food supplies with each week's grocery shopping trip, not just when a storm is forecast. Real preparedness means that your stockpile of survival supplies in the garage or under the bed already has plenty of batteries, flashlights, face masks, duct tape, medical supplies, ammunition, and all of the other things you may need for a disaster. Preferably these items are purchased on sale, not when demand is at its highest and supplies are at their lowest.
Obviously you can't forecast every unique disaster and you may not know every item that you would need to survive said disaster, but for disasters in general, many of the supplies you need are fairly common. Make stocking up on supplies a weekly event, not just something you do when the news sends the unprepared running to the store.