It seems that several of us for whom bug-out is really not an option (I also have little kids)I will post my first ideas, and we can break it all down systematically. It's cool to meet others in the same circumstances. We will make this thread the "all you need to know about bugging in" thread. I think we should break this down in 4 important sectors. I think that Food, Water, Medicines as protections should be the 4 main brackets. 1. Food · How much food needed for # of family members for a 2000 calorie daily intake for 12 months · Food allergy considerations (I have celiac disease for example) · Vitamins · Fruit servings everyday is a MUST · Dried stored food · Make your own (garden, fish, poultry) 2. Water · Water filtration system · Rain water collection system · Hopefully access to fresh water · Water supply stored indoors for at least 6 months (remember # family members) · Water treatment chemicals 3. Medicine · Antibiotics (Azythromycin, Keflex, amoxicillin, penicillin, augmentin, cipro and rocephin or levaquin (more expensive) are the most important one, can be bought for animal/pet med suppliers for cheap, just need to look up human recommend doses and do the equivalence). This can protect you from skin, lungs, and urinary infections and save someone’s life. · Fever/pain meds, Tylenol, ibuprofen, vicodin · Topical and subQ pain relief like lidocaine · Bandages, dressings and bandaids · Anti-infectives like Neosporin · Flu-Cold medicine · Diarrhea/ nausea and vomiting medicine · Electrolytes · Suture kit · Trauma kit · First aid kit · Airway help such as OPAs and bag valve masks 4. Protection · Weapons, at least 1 handgun for each adult, a 12g shotgun, a precision hunting rifle and semi auto rifle (at least 1000 rounds per weapon but the sky is the limit) · Knives and machetes · Enough wood to reinforce doors and windows. · Anti assault door jammers · Sand bags · Heavy duty plastic covering and tape · Arctic grade tents (for all family members) sand clothes/sleeping bags and boots · Fans and summer durable clothes and shoes · Spare boots/heavy duty shoes for all family members · Spare heavy duty clothes for all family members · Bullet-proof vest? · Various tools, including manual drill, saw and an assortment of everyday household tools, make them heavy duty and always manual is possible · Nails and screws, the bigger and stronger the better Ok, now this is just a skeleton list, we can continue later by adding to it and adding instructions about what to do with each item. What do you think?