I think we might have had a dozen gallons of water on our shelves. Pretty sad, but we really had no clue. I've always had this nagging feeling that things were really getting worse all the time, but it wasn't until I watched the "37 Things to Hoard" advertisement, that I finally decided I was going to find out how to take action. I knew I believed what it said, and had always been hesitant to actually buy one of those things, but I thought "it's only $27 or whatever, what could it hurt?" So I downloaded the books, and for the first time I had a little bit of an answer as to what I should be doing. Of course from there, it has exponentially grown, because I thought if $10 a week was good, what could I do with $100 a week and so on. We were already so far behind the game, I began to ask God for the time that we needed to prepare the way He wanted us to be prepared. I read everything I could, especially SurvivalBlog and the book "How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It", learned new skills quickly, and questioned whether or not prepping was biblical. Our background as Christians has always made us look to the bible for our overall answers. If it lines up with the Word of God, then it's right. If it goes against the Word of God, then it is wrong. With everything that isn't mentioned being up to us as to whether we will accept it or not. Well I obviously came to the conclusion that yes, it was biblical. So we moved forward and started formulating our short term goals, long term goals, and the "what would we do if we had all the money in the world right now" goals.