Just a small rant, I suppose you could call it. People, most of us can feel something is coming like a freight train. What it's going to be I have no clue, but I do know it isn't going to be good. A lot of you are late to the prepping party and do not have the luxury of taking years to figure it all out. We'll be very lucky if we have months left for that. So in all love and with respect I will say the following...you need to start looking at this with out ego and dreams. Sorry, it's way too late for that. First look at where you are now. Are you in a city or the outskirts of one? Do you have land to grow food on? How about a way to heat and cook? Then what are you going to do about getting food? Do you have the proper clothing for outside conditions? What if you have to go north to get out of harm? Got those things? How about south? Do you have any idea what you would be facing outside of your comfort zone? Where are you going to go? Oh, a State Park? A National Forest or Reserve? Really? You'll find yourself in with a whole bunch of others who thought the same way. Good luck with that! I think you'll find it will be the firstest with the mostest in that situation. You may not be welcome there, because others were quicker and already staked their claim. Now what? Woe to you if you have small children. Would you be willing to leave them with an established community even if you are not welcome? Or is staying together and risking starvation and exposure more important? It's all well and good to be putting food and survival item by and I highly recommend it, but where are you putting it? Bear has video after video speaking to this. Watch them. Watch them now, with new eyes and the knowledge of your true situation. Do not think that what is coming is going to be a short term thing either. Most likely it will be months or probably years before we could even think about getting back, even a portion, of what we have now. Another thing, if you think you will be able to find a new 'home', best be putting that idea aside. Do you know the story of the Little Red Hen? Look it up because that is going to be the way it is. If you don't have a solid group now, people you can trust with your life and a place to go, You have nothing. The ones that have, are not going to be quick to welcome any into their compound. Oh, you're a doctor? Awesome! Do you know how to grow food? No? How about how to make biofuel? Hmmm. Do you know how to process wood for heating and cooking? Do you know how to make the medicines that might be needed? So unless someone is sick or hurt, you'd just be an empty hole that needs to be filled with calories, that could be better used on someone who can do the things. Harsh? Yes, yes it is and it's also truth. If it were me in your shoes...I would be looking for land. Even if it's only an acre, away from "civilization" land is still cheap. Then find water on it. Then build a shelter of some kind. Get out of your comfort zone now, before you are thrown out of it. You have a place? You can secure it and stock pile your stuff. You can bury metal rubbish cans in the ground with properly packed dry food. Ammo as well. Clothing, blankets, whatever. You have a place, you have hope. I don't want anyone to think this is empty fear mongering. It's not. I know, a lot of us here on this forum, are not going to make it. I could be one of them, so could you. That sucks...that sucks a lot. Still, I am doing the things in my place, to get it as ready as I am humanly able. With new eyes, I'd like you to look at yourself and explain to yourself what you are doing and why. See, in the end it really won't matter to me. You aren't here. I won't have to watch you succeed or fail. I'll be way too busy worrying about me.