posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 07:14 PM
Hello and welcome! I will try to answer some of your questions, however the Survival section of the boards is a great reference point, so much to go
1) Since you have many to feed, you'd want to search for bulk items; Food; dried food(from beans, flake potato, lentils, soup mixes, powder broth,
tea, etc) and canned meats, depending on how long you decide to stock up(figure out what to prepare for depending on your beliefs).
First aid kit, BOB(bug out bag) and a BOB for your pets as some first aid, etc will be different.
2) Good question, books that pertain to help with emergencies(first aid/home remedy Manuel/medical reference/herbal medicine books).
3) Take up hunting and fishing, learn how to effectively use the tools presented. Find out the wildlife and gather food(berries, plants, more) of
the area, as well as with water sources, have a well. Know your area inside and out to keep protected.
4) Survival boards offer from; what tools to use to gardening tips.
Anyway, hope that helps, just wanted to welcome you!