Emergency Preparedness Kits

Discussion in 'Politics and Religion' started by Dback Jon, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. BigRedRage

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    I have...uhh...nothing... I should probably fix that. I have camping stuff and can make filtered water but that's not good enough. I do have guns and ammo because I never actually shoot the guns.



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  2. dscher

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    Sounds like me. I'm assuming I'll just be food at some point for hungry people/zombies
     
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    The way my wife buys I will never be out of toilet paper, canned chili and soup.
     
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    28 pounds of bacon, one case of silver solution and condoms in case the wife and I need to repopulate the planet
     
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    How do the condoms help repopulate the planet???? :moon:

    As for preparedness I'm not going crazy but I am stocking up a bit. My thinking right now is to load up on stuff that has some shelf life that I'd normally get. Then if this amounts to nothing I'm set for some groceries for awhile and in the meantime I can rotate through it.

    So right now I've loaded up on bottled water, rice, some canned goods, etc. I'm also guessing that we won't have a power outage due to this, at least not until we get deep into it and it's really nasty. With that assumption I bought a bit of chicken and meat since Sprouts had it on sale. I'll vacuum seal and freeze it then replace in my normal use.

    Reading you guys' stuff I'm thinking I should go grab another large bag of lump coal for the grill. I'm thinking grabbing some additional larger candles would be a good idea too. They have some versatility.
     
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    I got nothing.

    But I do some canning, I guess I could go full on crazy and fill shelves.
     
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    Just saw this so moving it here as well.

    I've been putting together an emergency kit for a couple of years.

    My "Bug Out Kit (4 people)" are bags packed and ready for when the **** hits the fan and we need to hit the road ASAP. Natural disasters, Fires, Chemical Spills, Nuclear Disasters, Pandemics you never know when or where an emergency may happen.

    • 2 Backpacks loaded with the following gear
    • Water for 72 hours
    • Food for 72 hours
    • Mylar Blankets
    • plastic tent
    • cordage
    • duct tape
    • Well Stocked First Aid kit
    • toilet paper
    • feminine hygiene products for wife and daughter
    • wipes
    • hand sanitizer
    • soap
    • hatchet
    • fire starter
    • 100 hour candle
    • flashlights
    • Headlamp
    • batteries
    • multi-tool (leatherman)
    • small camp shovel
    • pocket knife
    • change for vending mahines
    • $100 cash for if ATMs and Credit Cards are down
    • N95 respirators
    • gloves
    • goggles
    • zip lock bags
    • trash bags
    • compass
    • Goal Zero Solar Panel
    • Goal Zero Rechargeable battery
    • Power cables to charge cell phones

    Hunker down emergency kit (30 day supply minimum):
    1. Plastic Bucket from Costco with 30 day supply of dehydrated food
    2. dry Rice
    3. dry Beans
    4. dry Pasta
    5. Canned meat
    6. Canned veggies
    7. Bottled water
    8. Toilet Paper
    9. Pet Food
    10. 30 day supply of medicines/prescriptions
    11. Emergency Seed kit (12000 seeds). (even though I would probably kill all my plants)
    12. Glock pistol with ammo (Protect my stash)
     
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    This thread reminds me I need to go buy some ammo before they jack up the prices.
     
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    Keep CASH on hand. If the ATM system goes down, banks close, or the electricity is off a plastic card will do you no good.

    I have a habit of keeping my gas tank at least half full. Gas pumps don’t work if the electricity goes out. On 9-11, when we didn’t know what to expect next, I topped off my gas tank ASAP.

    CA is great because the gov’t works with relief agencies. They have plans in place for things like banking centers. My neighborhood park was a place where bank reps, the Red Cross and other emergency agencies would set up shop.
     
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    As far as home protection goes, don’t tell the neighbors or talk about where you keep your guns. If the stuff hits the fans the bad guys know where to look to steal what they want

    Gun safes are a good investment. Besides the safety factor, you can also keep extra cash and other valuables inside.
     
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    Keep in mind the weight of your bug-out bags. How far will you be able to carry it? I keep one in my car. I also keep a pair of comfortable walking shoes, a jacket and a broad-brimmed hat, in case I have to hoof it.

    I also carry extra water in my car. When I moved to the desert I was amazed at how few people keep extra water in the car. If the electricity goes out you won’t be able to pull into the Circle-K for a giant Slurpee,
     
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    Kind of hard to keep bottled water in a vehicle in the summer (temps get too high). Have always heard there are health risks if you drink from overheated plastic bottles (water or other drinks).
     
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    I have a Foodsaver that picked up at Costco awhile back. I think this is it on Amazon. Mine might be a previous generation. It works great for meats. I buy the larger value packs all the time to save money and never have an issue with freezer burn or the like.
     

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