Hi Guys just introducing myself. Names Taz from Australia, and i've only just recently become aware that i should prepare for an emergency. I've been living pretty ignorantly i suppose because we don't have natural disaster or terrorist threats, but after a discussion with a mate (he's a bit clued on but also slightly paranoid) he somehow convinced me that i should 'be prepared'. Im really looking forward to lurking and contributing (haha i have absolutely nothing to contribute right now as a complete noob - maybe the occassional 'oh great advice'). I am eager to find information that will benefit my situation and location. I've had a look around and noticed that alot of what i have discovered so far seems to be only relevent to wilderness survival, so i don't know how much a knife and tent will come in hand for me. Maybe i'm wrong, guess i will find out in time. Anyhow it's great to be here.