Sounds like your already on the right track. Enough already? I been doing this all my life and I can say you will never have enough. Eating healthy, trying to raise your food if possible, and stay away from processed foods. I still work on many projects, never finish any project that I say, one more tool would have made it easier. So, there never is an end to it. I try to categorize different elements of self sufficientincy, so not to forget something. For example, canning food. I list all the tools required to do that. Even processing meats. Then gardening. Tools to do that, even seeds. I do this with all topics of importance. Hope this helps. Good luck.I've already bought a number of things but due to limited storage (just moved from a house to a townhouse and lost 1000 sq ft of space not to mention my attic storage) I have not gotten as much as I feel I'd need, and I am interested in hearing what people, like you Monique, have to offer as far as ideas that I may not have thought about.
I have the following:
Rice, canned and dry beans, water purification methods, a metric ** ton of hygiene supplies, a man made portable shower made from a Home Depot bucket and PVC fittings (I'm big on cleanliness), spices, lots of salt, sugar, pasta, plenty of liquor, canned vegetables, honey, batteries, radios, matches and lighters to make fire, medications for all kinds of ** (not OTC stuff either), ways to neutralize hostiles, lots of rope and knowledge of how to tie knots, multiple types of cutting tools, propane stoves, cooking oils, hand tools, and ways to store water.
So, I've not been sleepwalking through the past few years like some have suggested. Some of you have more experience in this stuff than I do and thus the question. I like hearing and reading about new ideas and ways I can care for my family when the SHTF.
I want to thank all of you for your suggestions and contributions. I have certainly learned a few things and gained some new ideas. I sometimes take the easy way out and just ask you all about your thoughts/experiences instead of reading all the wealth of information that is here. I work full time and am also a student right now and thus I'm busier than a 1 legged man in an ass kicking contest.