So, I'm a bit slow to start prepping. Nothing fanatical, just common sense stuff. It's a daunting task though. I have come to realize that a good place to start, and the place in which we're most lacking, is water. Now, we have an drilled artesian well. Most likely, it's a couple hundred feet deep, but I don't know the depth, really. So we have within 20' of our house a sealed, potable, easily defendable and theoretically never-ending water supply. But how to get it out? 1. Cheapest, but not so convenient: acquire 275 gal totes. We have a generator that will run out deep-well pump and fill them. This plan I don't care for, because it relies on gasoline, which couldn't be counted on, and storing empty totes, which at best will give you a limit supply. 2. Best idea, but expensive: Those deep well hand pumps. I hear they are $1000+, and there is simply not the money to spend on something like that. Well, technically there is, but the wife wouldn't go for it. To spend that kind of cash on something that may or may not ever get used... And, that is the end of my ideas. Are there any others?