Reading on this forum points to a spread of age that seems to cover teens to retirees, with a fairly heavy concentration in the middle ages (however that is best described.) That got me wondering if there are any age specific concerns that influence preparation planning. For an example, did you old folks plan to bug out and shift to bug in mode at a particular age? (Or vice versa, if going the turtle route in retirement.) The same question can be asked of those that have kids too small to carry a pack, did you plan to bug in and as the kids got older shift to bug out mode? You youngsters, have you considered (long term) that a global shift in planning would be needed as you age? For example, I've been in bug out mode for many years, but recognized that there would be a time (it is here now) when bug in would be the best option for me. What other of life's events could cause a shift in preparations? Health, for one, might influence some planning decisions, as could births of children. Any others? I'm assuming that the primary planner is answering, so only one age choice is available. If you have to consider others in your plans, you can mention that in your response. Also, since this is a snapshot in time, the poll will close in a year so the highly scientific statistics are not distorted too badly.