OK, So I consider myself a novice with firearms and and extreame novice when it comes to survival and preparedness. With the recent events (Katrina) it finally got me to thinkin' I need to do more to be ready for when (no if) disaster strikes. I have read many of the threads here and on GlockTalk about what to have in the BOB's, but I must confess, it's all a bit confusing (who's got what and why type questions). Let me explain what I was thinking I needed and y'all can correct me when (not if 8) ) I'm wrong. I'm thinking the following: Small bag in each vehicle (2 vehicles - car and minivan). Each bag should have a first aid kit, jumper cables, flashlights, fire starters, emergency food, and I'm sure much, much more. Can each car bag be put in a school sized back pack? Since we live in the city of Memphis, and only occasionally travel out side the city, should that have any beargin on what gets packed in to each bag (since this is Membabwie, I will definatly pack extra ammo in each vehicle for my carry gun). A larger, family sized BOB. (well 2 larger bags, one for the wife and one for myself). These should contain 3 days supply of food and water, heat, light, shelter, and change of clothing. In the near future (by Christmas is my plan) I will be buying a generator for the house and a few (3-5) 5 gal gas cans. The gas will be treated with stabil and rotated every 12 months (well, if I had 6 cans then every 2 months I could put the gas into a vehicle and go fill up the can with fresh gas, that's a schedule I could handle ) Well, I gotta get back to work , but please let me know if I'm at least heading in the right direction with this. Yes, I have many more questions since I'm a . Thanks in advance.