Hello everyone! I am Donna from Maryland. My DH is a career firefighter and we have 9 children ranging in age from 17 down to 2. I have felt the need to start along the preparedness road for a while. DH is finally agreeing. I am looking to gain support and encouragement as we head along this path. We have made some progress. Right now we have approximately three months of food stores laid in. We are looking to up that soon to six months. I know I need help with figuring out how to store all of this items for a larger family. I am also trying to figure out how to store the amount of water we need. I think I figured it out once from another site. It was over 4000 gallons for the year. I look forward to getting to know everyone!