Hello and welcome to the forum from NW Arkansas. We all use to be closet preppers at one time or the other. In my opinion your are not preparing to survive then you are preparing for death. I have been prepping, even though I did never heard the term until a year or two ago, for close to 7 years now and just started because of the unrest I see in America. You take it one day at a time and you NEVER buy more than your budget will allow. We look forward to learning from you and sharing with you.