Hello All, I trust this message finds you in peace and all is well. I am completely unprepared and inept in my ability to survive any foreseeable TEOTWAWKI experience, be it economic collapse, natural disaster, etc. I don't stock pile food. I've no guns. I've very, very limited practical skills (such as carpentry, hunting/fishing, etc.). I am what most would consider liberal libertarian in a sense I am anti-war, anti government handout, leave peoples beliefs alone (if you wanna worship snails I don't care. Just don't impose it on me) Having said all this I know our basic society would begin to crumble with about a 2 weeks of power outages, and I want my family to be OK is SHTF. I have served in USAF as a firefighter for 5 years, during Desert Storm. I remember the comfortable feeling of knowing my deployment bag had whatever I would need for 4 weeks. Grab and get deployed. I want to be prepared. Looking forward to learning from you. T.