Generally speaking, all survivalists talk about stockpiling food, and goods, and acquiring skills. However, I'm of the opinion that you need to start with a plan. I've looked at a lot of sites that give lists, and some even suggest the order to buy things in.
In my ramblings on the internet, I have come across a few sites that I think offer some valuable information that can help you plan.
Food Storage Made Easy is a good site when you are trying to figure out how to get started with food storage. They have a newsletter you can sign up for with "baby steps" to getting your food storage going on, or get the whole thing as an e-book.
Secrets of Urban Survival is another great site from David Morris. He sells a course which helps you to decide what you need to prepare for and then how to plan your preparations. It has gotten very good reviews, and I'm saving up to buy it for myself. Sign up for his newsletter. You can also check out his new book, Urban Survival Guide: Learn The Secrets Of Urban Survival To Keep You Alive After Man-Made Disasters, Natural Disasters, and Breakdowns In Civil Order.
The book One Second After has generated a certain amount of interest in preparedness due to its realistic portrayal of what could/would happen after an EMP event. The progression of societal breakdown would be fairly similar after any large-scale sudden breakdown of the commercial system which moves food and goods around North America. I read it with great interest and recommend it as both a good read, and food for thought.