My husband, 5 kids (ages: 4, 5, 6, 9, and 12) and I have recently began prepping. We started with an indoor garden, seems it is getting to cool to grow outdoors. We have all of our vegetables in portable pots in case we should need to move them outside during the day (if we lose electric). We currently have 7 vegetables and 6 herbs and we plan to plant more still. We only have one tree in our yard which we plan to chop down and store for fire wood and plant several fruit trees. We have also began to look for food storage buckets to begin storing things like rice, sugar, beans, powdered milk, and other commodities. We also have rabbits and need be guinea pigs for meat. We also plan to begin canning within the next month and have started a journal to keep track of what we have done and still need to do. We have started storing light and cooking sources as well. The biggest thing that I am unsure as to how to prep for is heat. In Texas it gets to be in the 100s during the summer and with 5 small children we have not figured this one out yet. Also with 7 people in this weather how much water do we need? Any suggestions for this and anything else would be useful. We would like to know if some of the more experienced preppers believe we are on the right track and if anyone has any creative suggestions for my family and I and a tight budget.