Survival is a life's journey isn't it? I've never read Mel Tappan or Kurt Saxon, but I wonder if anyone has described the steps in this journey. In that regard, I see it like this: 101 - Storage - stocking supplies for emergencies 102 - Substitution - Developing systems of energy/ communication/ water/ food in place of those lost in an emergency 201 - Homesteading - Developing the ability to live independently and indefinitely. 301 - Bushcraft - Developing the ability to live in the most primitive conditions with few materials. How would you describe your own growth as a survivalist?