I have noticed a trend and I have a request of all members. In the past, I have noticed that someone will post a question, and instead of answering the question, some members go to giving advice about a side topic unrelated to the posters original question. When someone posts and asks for specific advice, as well as provides additional information, so we can understand where they are coming from and what their circumstances are, please don't go off on them and start giving advice that isn't related to the original question. Why is this important? And why am I requesting this from all members? When we do this, (go off on an advice giving tangent) we're assuming that the other person can't think for themselves. It treats people like they are idiots rather than assuming they are intelligent thinking people. My experience with most preppers, is that they do think long and deep. They chose this lifestyle as a result of thinking things thru. So to willy nilly just give advice, makes us look like jerks or the kind of insecure people who needs to tell everyone else how to live. My request going forward, particularly when we have new people to the site, is that if you are concerned for something they are doing, then ask them about it. Please do provide unsolicited advice in the form of telling the other person how to live on a topic they have not asked about.