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Re: Emergency preparedness

Postby Nico Adie on Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:02 am

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Re: Emergency preparedness

Postby Big John on Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:01 pm

I guess it depends on what emergency you will be facing.

I have had to deal with Hurricanes and the fall out afterward where you have to wait till flood waters go down. Having a radio and flashlights is very good. Some Costco packs of batteries. Make sure that your car has a full tank of gas. Gas stations close and run out of gas so you will need to be able to get out of the zone of damage to get gas or to safety.

A lot of this stuff is also good if you do camping.

These radios are nice if you want a radio that does not need a ton of batteries.

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A nice lantern like this one I own for camping. It runs for 10 days on one set of batteries and has a number of light level options.

https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-led-lantern/

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If you will be stuck in your house for a week I would get a box of MREs this is an advantage in as much as these come with water activated heaters. So you can have hot food without electricity or fire. They also can work out well on a camping trip and store for 5 years no problem.

https://www.amazon.com/XMRE-Meals-1300X ... TJ35CB3958

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You could get one of these Biolight camping stoves which uses the heat exchange to power a USB charger to charge a battery or phone. and you can burn small amounts of scavnged wood.

https://www.bioliteenergy.com/products/campstove-2

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If you do need to cook in your house I would look for some alcohol gel sterno style can heaters. You don't want to set your house on fire so I would stick with MRE but if you plan to live out of cans instead get something that will be safe to use and you will not mess up.

For your bathtub you will need to fill with water (mostly to flush toilet yellow is mello if it is brown flush it down) so you need to be able to dependably be able to keep it from draining with a good stopper or piece of latex.

A couple of big blue tarps with tie downs.

I would get the GPS coodinates of you front door and lot if you are hit with a tornado or major hurricane you will need to mark the location of your house with spray paint to process insurance which is difficult to identify if all of the other structures have been flattened. I know this due to helping a friend whose mom lived in Homestead Fla after the hurricane. You can get an app for your phone that does this.

One thing that can be helpful is to have a scanned or paper copy of your credit cards, ID, Passports and birth certificate as well as a home deeds, car title and insurance contracts in two locations one besides your house or bank safety deposit box.

As was said a couple of cases of water in the house and car.

Basic first aid kit.
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Re: Emergency preparedness

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Re: Emergency preparedness

Postby bishopdante on Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:41 pm

If you want to make a really lethal bow and arrow, a bunch of old steel struts from umbrellas gaffer taped together works extremely well.

In fact, gaffer tape is highly recommended as a survival tool.

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Re: Emergency preparedness

Postby Madman Munt on Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:31 pm

bishopdante wrote:If you want to make a really lethal bow and arrow, a bunch of old steel struts from umbrellas gaffer taped together works extremely well.


Yes, but then you'd get a wet head.

Or are you suggesting saving up all your old umbrellas until the apocalypse?
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Re: Emergency preparedness

Postby Redline on Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:44 am

Water, duct tape, a Glock, and WD-40.

That's all you will need when the shit goes down.
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Re: Emergency preparedness

Postby kokorodoko on Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:22 am

Madman Munt wrote:Or are you suggesting saving up all your old umbrellas until the apocalypse?

Saving for a rainy day, so to speak.
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Re: Emergency preparedness

Postby Janeway on Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:02 am

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Re: Emergency preparedness

Postby Madman Munt on Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:41 am

Redline wrote:Water, duct tape, a Glock, and WD-40.

That's all you will need when the shit goes down.


You forgot toilet paper.

Even today when I buy some I'll separate one roll from the flock and keep it as a spare in case of emergencies.
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Re: Emergency preparedness

Postby bishopdante on Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:01 am

Madman Munt wrote:
bishopdante wrote:If you want to make a really lethal bow and arrow, a bunch of old steel struts from umbrellas gaffer taped together works extremely well.


Yes, but then you'd get a wet head.

Or are you suggesting saving up all your old umbrellas until the apocalypse?


You don't need a lot of struts. One big umbrella is more than enough.

I used to make them as a kid out of umbrellas people had ditched. Spring steel is a very different material to wood, so they pack a serious punch.
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Re: Emergency preparedness

Postby Madman Munt on Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:25 pm

I've just found out (but of course, you'd expect it) that there are people online making bows out of every kind of shit you can imagine. I've had to stop myself looking at youtube videos of them. I just can't have that in my life. I'll never get things done.
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Re: Emergency preparedness

Postby ogpuprison on Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:17 am

bishopdante wrote:If you want to make a really lethal bow and arrow, a bunch of old steel struts from umbrellas gaffer taped together works extremely well.

In fact, gaffer tape is highly recommended as a survival tool.

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In terms of real-world post-industrial survival, I'd simply report for duty with the Mutoid Waste Co.



Mutoid Waste Co.? Are they still a functioning unit? I thought they went the way of archaos and other early crusty culture-becomes-marketable.. ..shit I knew those dudes in north london somewhere about 1990..
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Re: Emergency preparedness

Postby bishopdante on Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:58 pm

ogpuprison wrote:Are they still a functioning unit?


Absolutely! They're doing well, and run a pretty tight ship these days. They are extremely skilled at industrial cannibalism.
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