Hi from the central valley of California, about 2 hrs north of Los Angeles. As my user name states I am a paramedic for a private ambulance company and the wife is a RN. 4 kids all boys who are alomst all gone from the nest. I am a survivor of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that struck on Oct 15th, 1989 and if you remember correctly during the first game of the world series between the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants. It was after that event that I began thinking about prepping. I have always had a minimum of 3 days supplies just in case. But after a 7.9 quake, you begin to think that 3 days is not enough. We were lucky and no one was injured but were out of our home for 30 days. I still only have 3 days supply but that will be changing very soon.