Thanks for letting me participate. I'm a 50 year old father,husband, veteran, ham, pilot, gun-toter, concerned god-fearing conservative. This is my 1st foray into the public 'survivalist' arena. I have been making preparations for self preservation and sustenance informally for some time. I began for real last inauguration day. My insterests are related to preparedness, tactics, reliable vendors, and priorities in material investments related to the concerns of the day. Also looking for like minded individuals in my locale. Thanks for the forum.