After the events in Japan this past month, the wife and I were talking about needing to set aside some emergency supplies. Unbeknown to her I had already picked up a few items, BOB, and a load bearing belt with pouches, a firesteel.
We made a list and have started gathering supplies. I picked up a water purification kit and some sterno, waterproof matches, a couple of more spare flashlights, a bundle of paracord. The goal is to get it all stored in bins we can throw in the truck if we need to bug out, or at least have it all organised in case we have a major storm/loss of power and need to stay put.
It will take a little time, to get everything on the list. I can't afford to divert to much of my spending to the gear, but plan on doing a little every month.
I have small cache of ammo and will be picking up some more.