Aceman is correct. It is more valuable to address preping over the next 24 months than doing a political analysis. 1. set a skills acquisition goal. 2. set a physical exercise activities goal. Since January 9, 2008, I have been going to the YMCA every day except when sick or out of town. My daily workout is 25 minutes of stretching and 1 hour of weight lifting. 3. set a physical health (medical and dental) goal. My teeth work is done for now. I have to return to the Doctor next month to have stitches removed. Yep, I have health problems - and make sure that I see the Doctor regularly. 4. set equipment goals. I rotated the gasoline in the last month, containerized the canned food in stackable snap-on plastic containers, bought new communications gear and another flashlight. 5. downsize and sophisticate. I have been selling, donating, giving to relatives a lot of equipment that does not meet my revised needs. Don't end up an old man/packrat with a mound of junk that doesn't work or needs repair. It is tough to get rid of shoes and clothes that don't fit, but do it. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!