A big hello to you gals and guys. I live in Galveston, TX. Immediate concerns for me are hurricanes, although I am very afraid of the dollar's collapse and what kind of mayhem I may face. I am new to the survivalist or preparedness mindset. I have recently been reading survivalblog and other forums. I must say that I am rather scared and am motivated. I want to learn how to get started and how to prioritize the things I must do. Some details about me and my current situation: I am a divorced father of one. I am very loyal to my son and he is a blessing in my life. I believe in Jesus Christ as my Savior. I have military experience-- 4 years as AF Security Police. Currently, I work for the fed as a civilian. It pays better than private industry (as most of you probably know). I live alone in a one bedroom apartment (no space for agriculture). I only own one firearm, a Beretta Storm in 9mm, and have about 100 rounds of ammunition. I used to have a few rifles, but I sold them to get the IRS off my back. I am very familiar with the AR platform of rifles, but most of the quality builds seem out of reach for me financially. I would like advice on how to begin prepping. What are my priorities? What do I need to secure first... Food, then firearms, then tangible barter items... I really need some input and advice. I want to live through what is coming and be a benefit to those who I cross paths.