I think getting dental and medical needs taken care of before the SHTF is critical. What are you doing to handle this? Here's my latest episode on dental care: I've been trying to get my teeth taken care of before SHTF. I have an upper partial that is almost 14 years old and some teeth up there that should be removed so I can get a full upper denture. I've been trying to time it so I have what's left of this years insurance money and all of next years. That means now. However, one of the support teeth for the partial has gotten so loose, that it abscessed and at the same time, the rear molar also started in with pain. It's been loose for a long while. I couldn't get in to my dentist until January and I couldn't get into their other office in another town until January either. I only have a limited amount of insurance coverage, so I didn't want to go to a different dentist and pay for new x-rays etc. while I'm trying to get the denture handled. So, last night I got fed up and pulled them both with a small vise grip pliers. Man, do I feel better and I saved the cost of two extractions.