OmniFocus & Mindjet
My primary list making tools are OmniFocus and Mindjet so I tend to start here.
In OmniFocus I have a project folder for each horizon level - Projects, Areas of Focus, etc. I use the OmniFocus project items to describe any horizon not just 10,000 foot outcomes.
One example is "Auto" in my Areas of Focus folder. In Mindjet I created a mind map to act as my checklist for things related to keeping my car maintained and driving related stuff - registration, driver's license, maintenance, etc.
There are so many tools available these days I think the key is picking as few as you can get by with and focus on getting your "content" complete.
How did you capture that thought?