Being old enough to know better... This article hits home on how we Prep. It has some good advice, some aimed at the much younger Prepper and/or those of any age who are just getting started and may be overwhelmed by the advice from multiple sources. So here is one more (very good) source: https://survivalblog.com/age-adjusted-prepping-wandering-will/ If you're just getting started at Prepping, do compare what the author has to say against what you are reading on the 'net. If you're being lured by "TactiKool" tools and those backpacks capable of holding 100lb of gear, then by all means try them out... Then resell them as learning tools for the next generation behind you and get something which will work for you.