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MsFrisby



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:06 am    Post subject: Are you REALLYready.org? Reply with quote

http://www.fas.org/reallyready/index.html

I have to admit that I'm not prepared in the event of a disaster.
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Little Gremlin



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[] 3-day supply of water: at least 1 gallon per person per day
[] 3-day supply of non-perishable food
[x] Manual can opener and eating utensils
[] Supplies to care for your pets including 3-day supply of food and water, ID tags, proof of vaccinations, and veterinarian contact information (my cats are born hunters they can live off birds and rabbits)
[x] Flashlight
[x] Portable, battery-powered radio (actually I have a radio that you can wind up)
[x] Extra batteries
[] Basic first aid kit and manual
[x] Warm clothing and blankets
[] Whistle
[] Filter face masks (N95 rating)
[] List of emergency contact information
[] Photocopies of important documents (birth certificate, licenses, insurance information, etc.)
[x] Cash and coins
[x] Sanitation and hygiene items (hand sanitizer, moist towelettes, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, etc.)
[] Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper: 9 parts water to 1 part bleach can be used as a disinfectant, 16 drops of bleach to 1 gallon of water can be used to treat water in an emergency (do not use scented, color safe, or bleaches with added cleaners)
[] Items for infants (formula, diapers, bottles, and pacifiers) if applicable

I guess I'm not that ready and here I thought all that was important was having a towel.
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Kilgore



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My folks would do pretty well, I think. We have everything on that list except for the filter masks (and maybe the household bleach, but we have plenty of disinfectant, a water purification pump and a bottle or two of purification pills lying around, so we're covered there).

If things go South while I'm in Oregon, on the other hand, I'll be in some trouble.
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Dro



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kilgore wrote:
My folks would do pretty well, I think. We have everything on that list except for the filter masks (and maybe the household bleach, but we have plenty of disinfectant, a water purification pump and a bottle or two of purification pills lying around, so we're covered there).

If things go South while I'm in Oregon, on the other hand, I'll be in some trouble.


I can see why survivalists like Oregon, though. You could live more easily off the land here than almost anywhere. Especially if you like filberts.
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Monkey Mcdermott



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Filberts, black and huckle berries, we still get salmon up our rivers, a near overpopulation of deer, relatively mild weather. Few MAJOR population centers.
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Dro



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The kid across the street just handed me some fish he had caught that day. I picked several small buckets of blackberries today. Plus, I have a zucchini the size of my thigh that was hiding under the Nasturtium. So pretty much, I'm set for the year.
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Kilgore



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dro wrote:
Kilgore wrote:
My folks would do pretty well, I think. We have everything on that list except for the filter masks (and maybe the household bleach, but we have plenty of disinfectant, a water purification pump and a bottle or two of purification pills lying around, so we're covered there).

If things go South while I'm in Oregon, on the other hand, I'll be in some trouble.


I can see why survivalists like Oregon, though. You could live more easily off the land here than almost anywhere. Especially if you like filberts.


Certainly true. My problem is more that I don't have any of the gear for it at school. Between being in good shape and having been a Boy Scout for a lot of years, I'd probably do better than most folks, but I still don't relish the thought of making my way in a chaotic world with not much more than a camelback, some rope, a flashlight, and a pocket knife.
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Dro



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, I'll be floating down the river on my zucchini without a care in the world.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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mouse



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i should try growing zucchini, just as a control vegetable. my garden currently has one italian pepper and one and a half tomatoes. i blame a cold june followed by an overheated july, but i am beginning to suspect it might be me.

i actually have a good stock of water (what with getting water delivered, i always seem to have an extra case or two on hand) and canned goods (what with shopping at costco - yay, 15-packs of tuna!)....which probably means i will be murdered the first night by the ravening hordes.
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Sam



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:02 am    Post subject: where i am from there is just the fighting and the oral sex Reply with quote

That's like a totally cool visit to another world, there

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WheelsOfConfusion



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say we turn these menaces into a fuel source.

Also I wouldn't find Oregon so hot. I hate filberts.
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The Victim Here



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ireland? Disaters?
Ain't gonna happen. Know why? Ireland is God's home.

And you don't shit on your own doorstep.

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Dro



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
i actually have a good stock of water (what with getting water delivered, i always seem to have an extra case or two on hand) and canned goods (what with shopping at costco - yay, 15-packs of tuna!)....which probably means i will be murdered the first night by the ravening hordes.


mousie, I suspect your downfall will be your kitties. World-wide disaster strikes and services are predicted to be not restored for a month. You think, "Ok, I have a can of tuna a day... I can do that".

Day 1: "Oh, it is angelina kitten's birthday. Dear, sweet kitty, you get a can of tuna! Oh oogie oogie kittums, have another!"

...

Day 17: "Damn."
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nathan



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
I say we turn these menaces into a fuel source.

Also I wouldn't find Oregon so hot. I hate filberts.


So do we. Everybody hates filberts over here. Seriously, like, everybody.

But, man, you should try our hazelnuts!
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