I'm working on a spreadsheet to track food storage, both short and long term. ( I use OpenOffice. ) Now what I'm trying to determine is how often I should I take inventory? Everyday? Once a week? What does everyone else do? Long term items I don't think I would inventory every week, but I think rotation is important even with the long term storage items, because I want to get used to using it. You all know the phrase, store what you eat, and eat what you store. Same thing with canned goods. I don't want them to sit around, and donate them before they expire. I want to use the food. Also, how often do you assess other areas of preparedness? Do you review your "bug out" ( Yes I used the phrase... ) plans on a regular basis? Do you review and inventory your backpack contents on a regular basis? Do you ocassionaly drive routes you might use to check them out in case something has changed? For example, road construction might delay you when you head to your retreat? Do you ocassionly make sure family members are following opsec? If you don't regularly asses your prep levels why not? In the long run, I'll make a decision, but it's always good to get ideas from other people; especially from members of this forum.