Hello folks. New to the forum and fairly new to preparing for whatever. My wife and I prepared after 9-11. We put aside a couple weeks of food and water. We also set aside some basic tools. But time went by and the food and water started expiring without us rotating in new stock. Now, a couple years later, we are looking at what is happening in the world, and how the overall value of life seems to be dropping, we decided that it is time to prepare again. So, this week, we set aside some food. Not much, but enough for a couple days. We also ordered an [url="http://www.aquapodkit.com/]Aqua Pod Kit[/url], I figure it isn't worth much in a long term situation, but if we are stuck for a couple days, it will really help. I've also made up a list of some of the tools that we may find useful. I'll be gathering that stuff over the next couple days. Then each week, we will be putting aside a bit more food and water. I'm looking forward to soaking up all the knowlege around here.