Good post sledjockey. I like forums like this because I do learn from others and my plans get better as a result. It all depends upon what you are planning for of course, but most plans I read would have to be for pretty small scale vents because the folks haven’t thought some very basic issues. An example would be gardening. Everyone says they can grow food come TEOTWAWKI. Assuming they have a site for the garden and water, do they have seed? Do they have enough canning jars, lids etc? Do they even know how to can? Lots of vinegar on hand? Salt? Sugar? Know how to make vinegar? And on and on. My point is that many plans end with “I’ll have a garden” without carrying through the thinking process of what else they need if they’re really going to feed themselves.