I've lived in the midwest for about 15 years, but was raised in the Pacific NW. Wife, mother & grandmother. See the need to survive more now than ever. Have a big garden, do lots of canning & storing. Really bad year for gardens in my area but did manage to get some veggies canned. We won't be too hungry but not the big variety. Hope to learn lots from all of you & maybe pass some of my "knowledge" along in return.