Hello, today I googled this web site, and found it quite interesting. My husband and I are new to homesteading, but read alot about it. We are striving to live a less complicated lifestyle, learning to can vegetables, meat and fruit. We hunt and raise most of our meat and raise chickens and have a goat that is due with kids anytime now. (She is our first and we are very excited to see our new babies). It is amazing to me at the people who do not see the neccessity of these things. I want to learn to be prepared for whatever disasters come our way where we can help others and ourselves, too. I know that there are many types of disasters (natural and manmade) and only time will tell what will come. Hope to meet many likeminded friends on this forum, and wish to learn from all of your knowledge!