with short attention spans! I'm a "list" guy and if you are also, this may help. General: Make your first goal a 30 day supply of the "Fab Four"... Food, Water, Fuel, and first aid. Decide if you will BUG-OUT or BUG-IN and supply accordingly. Prioritize your supplies based the most likely SHTF to occur in your area...flood, blizzard, etc. Tell only trusted family and friends that you are prepping. FOOD Store extended shelf life foods that do not require water to prepare! Store foods that can be easily rotated into daily use as they approach the freshness date Canned foods can provide meat, veggies, bread, dairy, and extra water. A small camp stove can be used for warming the food. Water 1 gallon per person per day for drinking Don't forget the water in the water heater. It's ok for washing, the toilets, etc. If you have some warning, you can fill several 50 gal plastic trash cans for extra bathing and toilet water. Water can be treated by using 8 drops of bleach per gallon. Boiling is good if you have enough fuel. Light Kerosene\hurricane lamps are the best. Have one for each person and a gallon of fuel for each. This will be enough for the 30 day scenario. Small LED lanterns and flash lights can be used for personal needs or task specific lighting. Generators are great, but very expensive to buy and feed! If you're rich, go for it! Heat Do not use a camp stove for heat in an unventilated room. They do make "indoor-rated" propane heaters now. Get a couple of those and enough fuel for limited use. Warm clothing and bedding will do for most situations In a pinch, a large soup pot will make an emergency fire place if you can hunker down in the garage and vent the smoke out a window. Having a few of those man-made fire logs on hand wouldn't hurt. Protection 12ga pump shotgun for the house A hi-cap concealable pistol for ea. adult. Extra Stuff Batteries Matches Disposable lighters Cell phone charger Radio Waterless soap Toilet paper These tips will help you to get started quickly.