Hi!! This is such a great forum -- everyone is so generous with their knowledge and opinions. I hope to offer as much as I've gained. Mr.B and I have always had several month's worth of everything on hand but are making a concerted effort to push it into a year's worth for 4+ adults. We're also beginning to put bug-out plans together and upgrade a hunting property of ours for this purpose. I had a small epiphany one day when I realized that even though we are 45 miles outside the Baltimore city core, we are much, MUCH closer to several smaller, but just as rough, metropolitan areas... surrounded by them, actually, even though there are a lot of cornfields in between. If I can hike 25 miles in a day, motivated miscreants surely can! So Plan B -- the Bug Out Option -- is getting fleshed out. Just in case.