Preparedness

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by oldbrass, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    We had quite an ice storm in western Washington,I`ve seen freezing rain but not the whole dang storm before. It really raised cain with the grid,snapped a ton of trees,Got a generator but only a half tank of fuel,thank god for the coleman .. Lesson learned I guess,I`m keeping 20 gallons on stanby just for the generator from now on. still 100,000 + in the dark
     
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  2. greyhawk50

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    Sorry to hear about your situation.
    Our hope & prayer is that it will be over soon without any lasting effects.
    Several years ago we had a bad ice storm that killed power to the rural areas for 6-7 days. We were only out here in town for 36 hours but it gave us reason to be better prepared.
    Hang in there. For all things there is a season and this too will pass.
     

  3. Shooter

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    It's a smart thing to do.

    I prep in way of food, but being in Texas my need for energy, especially for warmth is very minimal.
     
  4. Hyphenated

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    You guys down in Texas gotta worry about the power going out in August. If a T-storm leaves you without power for 2-3 days you 'all will melt.
     
  5. greyhawk50

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    What he said.
    Makes you wonder how their grand parents ever survived?????????? :p

    I'm not BIG into the SHTF thing but I do believe it is good to be prepared for most situations. After the Ice Storm back in 2004, we had a Free Standing Natural Gas Stove installed for emergency heat. We keep extra food on hand and a variety of camping gear & supplies. Worst case, we could move into our small travel trailer.
     
  6. Shooter

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    I had that happen in my youth. We had a generator, but wouldn't you know it a limited supply of gas.

    To hear my Grandparents tell it, they didn't know any better but wouldn't live without it ever again.
     
  7. Shooter

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    Any other Preppers on here?
     
  8. Shooter

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    I've been spending a lot of time on acquiring a non survival library. I have boxes of books just waiting for me to go through to decide if it's worth keeping.

    I've been focusing on large print books.
     
  9. 1894

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    We've been starting on stocking up on some stuff.
    Last year was the first time we tried canning . Got some peaches and jalapeno jelly .
    Got a dehydrator last year and done some assorted fruits and veggies with that as well .
    Trying to stock up on stuff that lasts without fridge or freezer.
     
  10. Shooter

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    I don;'t buy anything in way of prepping that requires freezing or refrigeration.

    Seems in a bad situation the first thing to go is electricity and deep freezes suck down the electricity so I don't want to use my generator to power only those two things.
     
  11. Shooter

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    Any of the new members preppers?
     
  12. FOUR4D4

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    I keep all my camping stuff in plastic tote just in case.These item come in handy in the time of a power outage.
     
  13. 28Shooter

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    Prepared for weather related emergencies but not sure how we'll deal with man related disasters. We're too close to Baltimore City and too dependent on public water and sewer.
     
  14. Shooter

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    You could look into water collection devices.

    I'm wanting one now for the same reason.
     
  15. FOUR4D4

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    Lord I wonder what will happen when that meteor reaches the earths atmosphere?
    Well i guess what ever happens, happens! :cool:
     
  16. Shooter

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    I'm prepping for infrastructure collapse.

    I think if a comet hit I would be in the impact zone.

    Just a feeling.
     
  17. FOUR4D4

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    I'm preparing for the next politician to get elected. Because I'm sick of Americans fighting one another like a bunch of school kids.
     
  18. Shooter

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    Honestly I don't understand it.

    It seems people worry to much about the differences without seeing the similarities.

    It's causing a schism. Used to be you didn't talk P&R outside the home. Now it's common.
     
  19. 28Shooter

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    Used to be 50+ year old conservatives didn't go down to the Mall in DC for rallies and if I go on the 24th, it'll be my third one. Two "tea parties" and Beck's get together at the Lincoln Memorial - great times with good people!
     
  20. Shooter

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    I started candied ginger last night.

    I think it should be interesting. I'm hoping it will hold for at least a year.

    We will see.