I'm a big fan of the BOB/GHB Rating Scale (stickied above). It would be grand if there were such a scale for home preps, too. I'm not savvy enough to create it, being a relative prepping newbie, but I was wondering if one of the senior members would take on such a challenge? Would be helpful to have a list to print out and stare at, while allotting budget to various prep activities. Potential categories: Food Transport/Navigation Communication Defense Energy/Fuel Shelter ...and so on. I'm certain if I could 'spreadsheet' my preps, I'd better be able to spot large, gaping holes in my progress (as the BOB rating scale helped me to do).