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Old 08-05-2008, 10:45 AM   #1
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Default Have you done anthing to prepare for a Local Natural Disaster?

I try to keep enough Water and Food for a short period of time in case of a disaster. We were without Electricity for 10 days during an ice storm a few years ago. I have Solar and Wind power with a battery bank for emergency utilities.
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Old 08-06-2008, 06:00 AM   #2
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I make sure I have plenty of firewood, I have a free standing wood burner that I have cooked on many times during storms, also I have hot water in a large covered pot that sits on the stove24 hours a day.
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In case of an emergency, my seat cushion can be used as a floatation device. I live on Long Island and the only thing I have to worry about is a tidal wave sinking it.
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Generator, some food, water, batteries etc...with Tropical Storms being the most commonplace threat on the Texas Gulf Coast.
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I can chicken and keep at least 6 quarts (makes great chicken and noodles with dumplings) plus plenty of canned veggies and other meats. This all gets rotated as we use it Bottled water and I know we all have weapons.
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I need to look into getting a generator and some kind of propane heater, perhaps, that could be used indoors.

I keep three weeks' worth of food on hand, perhaps a month's worth. Dried legumes, seaweed, instant milk, canned salmon, prunes, organic sugar, maple syrup, and a couple of grains that I can eat. (Am on a special diet.) Also, a few canned vegetables. Have enough tea and spices for a couple of years.

Need to get some canned fruit and applesauce.

I have iodine/potassium iodide tablets and could boil the water from the hot water heater for drinking water.

I have oil lamps, bees wax candles, and flashlights. I have a couple of sternos.

Am looking for a camp stove. My folks use theirs when the power goes out.

I also keep enough first aid supplies, and vitamins for at least six months.
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I've got a generator, propane stove & lantern, a battery powered mini-tv (Which won't work after Feb 2009), a propane catalytic heater (OK for the garage with ventilation), a propane fireplace and 500 rounds each of 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP factory ammo.
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Was at the Pawn Shop yesterday, and they had a 3600 Watt Craftsman Generator that looked like is has been used very little. Had it marked 295. and I offered him 200. for it and got it. Will use it for extra power if I need it at the Camping Trailer, or if the Elect. goes off in town.
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Was at the Pawn Shop yesterday, and they had a 3600 Watt Craftsman Generator that looked like is has been used very little. Had it marked 295. and I offered him 200. for it and got it. Will use it for extra power if I need it at the Camping Trailer, or if the Elect. goes off in town.
Sounds like a good buy Calvin!
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The only natural disasster I have to worry about is a tidal wave. At wich point I and my house will be under water. So any preperation will be for naught.
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