I thought this would be another thread to get folks thinking along the lines of where should I start or what else do I need to add that I did not think of. My best mental prep was cases of FD foods. By mental prep I mean gives me peace of mind. I know they will be good for as long as I am around and will need to be willed to someone if not used. I feel secure that I can feed myself for an extended period, as long as I have access to them. I do garden and save seeds but what if something happens in the late fall or winter and I did not put up enough to last until I can have the next harvest? I know I could never grow and can enough to last me all year so will need something to fill in the gaps. I also have boxes of grocery store bought goods to supplement but those have expiration dates within a few years and will need to be replaced. With the FD stores I bought once and can forget about them until needed. Second place would have to go to toilet paper. With a major change in diet having something soft is going to be better than a having a DVR. Remember this is my list, what luxury will make you happy will be different. I’ve been there using leaves and towels and all and for me, TP is a biggie on the list! Other biggies in no special order: extra strings for the banjo, reading/writing materials, ability to grow and cure tobacco, ability and supplies to make alcoholic beverages and my companion, Wendy. My best physical prep is a tossup. By physical prep I mean something that I NEEDED to have. The generator to get water from the well was a big one. I feel secure knowing I can access water for as long as my supply of gasoline holds out. With 2 – 5 gallon cans and two vehicles I think it can be quite a while running the genny for 15 - 20 minutes at a time to fill barrels. A close second is shelving units. I know it does not seem like a survival prep thing but I needed someplace to store everything! After filling closets in my small place just having a ‘pile’ of stores made for very difficult inventory of what to add. I can now easily assess what I have and when I have disposable income, what to buy to add. Why the genny was not the solo top one is there are several in the neighborhood so I could have borrowed (traded) for the use of one if need be. Hand operated carpentry tools and enough lumber/plastic to fix the house if something should happen is my second place physical prep. Others in no special order: duplicate manual tools to cut firewood, woodstove, cases of canning jars and extra lids, duplicate hand tools for the garden, good supply of personal hygiene stuff and of course a few firearms for food or varmints. I know I left a lot off the list but I wanted to capture the few that are high on my list.