Glad to see there’s so many out there. Short bio, I’m in my late 20′s and have been prepper minded since about 13 or 14. I guess it came naturally from being home schooled and loving camping. Or maybe just from paying attention to the news for ANY length of time. Recently, I’ve been trying like hell to make enough money in various trades in order to get a decent base of resources going. While the somewhat thin paychecks are trickling in, I try to remind myself that there’s a huge amount of prep that can be done sans greenbacks. Mentally, physically, emotionally. All the gear in the world doesn’t mean squat if you haven’t got the knowledge and presence of mind to use it wisely. Sure I’m trying to find the right parcel of land and stock up on the hardware, but lately I’ve been contemplating the idea that people’s minds are where everything ultimately happens. Good or bad, it starts with a thought. I keep wondering if our world is in the predicaments it’s in lately because our ways of thinking have changed so much since the advances in travel and communication. Who knows. Anyway, if anyone has any tips for prepping resources of any kind in WNY they’d like to share, I’d be happy to hear em. Thanks….