We would first like to Thank-you for letting us join your group. We are an average, middle class, American family. We have 3 children, two of adult age and one a teenager. We have been prepping for about three years. We have focused mostly on renewable resources and non power mechaical devices to aid us in this. I have four years of military service and six as a state patrolman. I am now GM for a heavy equipment company. We feel there are many things going on in the world and in nature that could spell both short and long term hardship for us. So we have been doing a general prep, for whatever may come down the pike. We would like to learn, share, and when needed, teach, within the group. Make friends and share ideas. So once again, Thank-you for letting us participate.