So I have been giving some major thought in the last few weeks to line up a system of priorities on what to do and what to buy for survival. It has been a daunting task to say the least. I'm trying to keep this as generic as possible, so it can be used as a common baseline for everyone. I will do my best not to pick specific items or classes for this list, as part of this exercise is to pick what works best for you and your family.
Each of these items is a tree of other items, like the folder structure on your computer or an outline. There is probably a better way to lay this out, but for now, this works for me. the further up the tree you go, the more specialized the decision making will have to be. I tried to put this in a general order of importance in regards to what's needed first. This is (obviously) tailored for my area, the New England area. Enough of that here we go!
Like I mentioned, these are as broad as it gets. I will be going through each of these items in detail in different posts. The need for myself to come up with this is because I started wearing my ass for a hat, and was spending too much money on preparing. I don't use credit cards, so I basically had to eat PB&J sandwiches for lunch this week so I could pay my bills. Lesson learned.
I welcome any and all comment on this project. If I overlooked something let me know and I'll fix it. This is for everyone's benefit, so I'm hoping to get it right for anyone new to the survival mindset. Hopefully they won't get lost as bad as I have recently.
With any suggestions on a new top-level item, make sure it doesn't fit under one of the other ones. For example, "Communications" is missing from the top level because it's a form of Intelligence.