Well, I'm not really new here. In fact, I'm old, but I've been gone for a while so a re-introduction might be in order. Some of you know me from a different forum. I was very active there, but things were starting to get way too political. There was lots of name-calling and mud-slinging from a vocal minority who couldn't understand why there might be some who didn't support their choice for president. I don't put a lot of stock in wing-nut conspiracy theories. I know a lot of people in our community get their information from Alex Jones and Jesse Ventura, and, well... I'll try to bite my tongue. But the way I look at it, there are enough real things to prep for without worrying about earth's poles shifting, or the Mayan's doomsday calendar or a collision with Nibiru. I also am not a Truther, or any of the other fringe groupies. I'm more of a realist. I don't believe in FEMA death camps or the imminent invasion of America by blue-helmeted soldiers rounding up citizens and shipping them off in boxcars. If you believe that stuff, fine. Like I said, I will try to bite my tongue. As far as political stuff, I may disagree with you, but I am not someone who resorts to calling names. I try to remain civil in my discourse, and respect others' right to have their own opinion, even if I don't agree. I don't mind having political discussions, and I try to see other sides than my own. I am not one of the "99 Percenters". If you are... well... yeah. I am in central Florida, and have been my whole life. I got interested in prepping after reading "One Second After" about three years ago. Of course, I'm not where I want to be yet, but how many of us are, right? Anyway, enough of that. That's who I am. This is where I got my start as a "preppervivalist" (©2009, The Expendable), and it looks like I've come full circle.