I stumbled upon this forum yesterday and am very happy to have found it. ... Looks like a terrific resource and on line community in these days of darkening clouds. I've been tracking the precious metals arena for a few years now and have more recently been working in some ways to prepare for basic needs. .... It's strange to find myself living in a small city in the states, as I've always been much more of a wilderness person. .. Made a living as a seasonal wilderness guide for many years, as well as a cow puncher in the rockies. Those years of experience are priceless in a shtf scenario, as long as one is living in a rural environment,... but living in an urban situation,.. it's a different ball-o-wax. I look forward to learning and exchanging info. with you all.