Many people tend to stall in their long term preps because they focus on saving too large a group of people and either don't know where to start or lack the funds to cover them all. Let's face it: we are often alone in our survival plans and many of those around us don't share the same concerns as us or think we are a bit nutty for that perspective. Oh well, we took the Red Pill right? Write the names of the family living under your roof on a piece of paper and draw a circle around them. I suggest focusing on your immediate family first and getting enough provisions to last each of that core unit 1 year or 2 (better). Once you have your lists of lists created and procured the necessary provisions (from other lists), draw another circle that includes the extended family that 1) lives closest to you or 2) is most likely to make it to your place if none live by you. These can be brothers or sisters or parents on both sides. Repeat the procurement process until you have those folks suitably equipped as well. Continue as necessary until you have everyone in a ring of your preparations target; that's really what we're creating, a target with the bullseye being your vital zone. It's very helpful to create these lists of people and categorize them into concentric rings around your core. In my case, my wife and small daughter are my core and my grown children and our parents are not. It's tough to have to bean count people you love but the truth is that you can't possibly take care of them all. If you dream of a retreat that can also accommodate Cousin Jack and Aunt Beatrice but don't have enough food for your core, you're setting yourself up for failure. If you fail your core, you can't possibly help those others when the SHTF. Break things down into manageable chunks and start with methodical baby steps, adding modules onto those steps as you can according to your personal priorities, timelines and finances. You can substitute others, (friends and other like-minded), as necessary and if it makes more sense for your situation. It would be nice to be able to help all those that don't think they need help but it may not be possible. Don't let too large a scope muddle your process' and get your 1st circle squared away first. Then again, maybe you come from a family of survival nut jobs and don't have to worry about any of this prepping for others. Good for you and could you please add me and my family to your well established group?