Mountain Biker, yes, you are correct. I will go ahead and reveal that my main characters are most certainly not preppers. I, too, was looking for that kind of novel, with ‘every day’ characters: but couldn’t find it. So I finally decided to just go ahead and do it myself!
Warped Razor, very good point. I think you are right on the money with that advice about not getting lost in the weeds. Thanks!
Thank you all for your responses, they are all appreciated and all of them useful, especially the links! I hadn’t seen those sites yet.
I *might* take you up on that offer eventually, Red!
More to come soon. Time to do a little research and planning.