I have watched my fair share of episodes from this show. I actually like watching it. Some people think 'oh my goodness that show is stupid' but i disagree. Granted that a lot of the people featured go to the extreme, it is a good show for information. Every time i watch it, it makes me think about how unprepared the majority of us are. I'm not talking prepared for the end of the world, i mean prepared for anything. I remember being a kids and having the fire department talk to our class about fire safety at home. Our family never had any kind of plan for a fire, natural disaster, or loss of power. we just kind of figured things out along the way if something ever happened. Thankfully the only thing that ever happened was losing power. But for my own family now, we do not have a plan either. i really want to establish some sort of plan because I do not want something catastrophic to happen and my families lives are put in danger. I want my family to be prepared for anything. but i don't plan on obsessing over this though. once we move, i want to get into growing or own vegetables and some fruits if possible. i would also like to try my hand at canning. I would love for our family to be somewhat self sufficient as much as possible. i also want to start keeping more water at our new house as well as stock up on non perishable items. when we move I've got a lot of plans to work on. this is only one of the many projects I plan on doing.