From the Deep South, thank you for all of your information. I've read here for awhile and thought I'd join. I'm a middle-aged woman, married, the only one in my household interested in being prepared. No one else pays much mind to what's going on and I guess they think I just need some reason to cause drama. I come from a long line of farmers, always loved going out in the fields in summer and picking tomatoes, corn, squash, etc. Always had a small garden in the backyard. Survived Hurricane Hugo in Charleston SC in 1989 and that was my wake-up call.
Anyway, I look forward to more useful information.