I am from southern AZ and just want to start getting serious about self preparedness. I am Married and have 3 daughters ages 6, 4, and 2. We live on about 3 acres and have been gardening and raising beef and chickens for about a year now. Hoping to get some ideas on some of my future plans which include solar power, food storage and emergency shelters. Anyway, great site and thanks for having me.