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Disaster preparedness

Post by TJrandom » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:29 am

Not a `prepper` and not fearing the end of times as we know it, but instead recognising that natural disasters can come at any time, I suggest that these preparatory items (or equivalent use alternatives), be stocked for short duration region-wide disasters. By short duration, I mean for use until such time as society organised relief becomes available.

Minimum of 3 week`s worth of bottled drinking water for all
Gas canister fuelled `camp stove` and enough canisters for three weeks of cooking
Food in quantities, variation, and storage conditions to last
A portable power generator to keep refrigerator and freezers running
Filled portable gasoline tank and oils for portable power generator and transportation
Tarps and ropes for shelter in case home becomes unliveable
Several garden solar powered foot lights for night time illumination
Accumulated rainwater and bucket for toilet flushes
List of numbers for insurance policies, bank accounts, driver’s license, credit cards, etc.
Cash in small denominations sufficient for discretionary purchases for a month
Buckets, portable water tanks, bags, ice chests, etc., to carry/store foods and other stuff

I have intentionally not included personal protection items since I live in a cooperative society.

What have I missed? What would you eliminate or add?

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Re: Disaster preparedness

Post by ElectricMonk » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:57 am

sounds awesome.
Water filtration has come a long way, so I'm less worried about keeping enough fresh water.

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Re: Disaster preparedness

Post by TJrandom » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:37 pm

I am more concerned for the immediate aftermath, and much less on long-term survival, since as they say - in the long term, we are all dead anyway.

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Re: Disaster preparedness

Post by Gord » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:14 pm

TJrandom wrote:I have intentionally not included personal protection items since I live in a cooperative society.
What, so you make her bring the condoms?
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Re: Disaster preparedness

Post by TJrandom » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:04 am

Gord wrote:
TJrandom wrote:I have intentionally not included personal protection items since I live in a cooperative society.
What, so you make her bring the condoms?
What? You don`t? (But I will add it to the list... ;) )

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Re: Disaster preparedness

Post by Matthew Ellard » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:08 am

It is also very very important to know the names of all your neighbour's pets, so they come to you when called.

This provides a valuable alternative source of protein.
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Re: Disaster preparedness

Post by TJrandom » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:04 am

Well yes - but if you wait too long, they may come hunting you.

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Re: Disaster preparedness

Post by ElectricMonk » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:34 am

Just came across this Wired article:

https://www.wired.com/story/the-science ... -disaster/

Basically, researchers recommend to be provisioned to last for two weeks.
Most disaster kits are set for only three days.

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Re: Disaster preparedness

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:41 am

We could do a month with the food and water we have, two humans and three cats. I kept supply of cat food for the furpeople that will last at least that long.

Eat the food that needs refrigerated first, then the frozen, then the dry and canned. Liquid drained off one can could be used to cook a dry item.
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Re: Disaster preparedness

Post by scrmbldggs » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:38 pm

I'd add a well-stocked collection of first aid items, and scuba gear.




(Some might even want to add a cute nurse. :heh:)
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Re: Disaster preparedness

Post by OlegTheBatty » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:56 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:

(Some might even want to add a cute nurse. :heh:)
Another mouth to feed.
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Re: Disaster preparedness

Post by scrmbldggs » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:01 pm

OlegTheBatty wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:

(Some might even want to add a cute nurse. :heh:)
Another mouth to feed.
Not if s/he brings their own supplies. :roll:



(Probably will also be of more value than the neighborhood pets.)
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Re: Disaster preparedness

Post by ElectricMonk » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:11 pm

a good book can be useful to have:

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Re: Disaster preparedness

Post by OlegTheBatty » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:56 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:
OlegTheBatty wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:

(Some might even want to add a cute nurse. :heh:)
Another mouth to feed.
Not if s/he brings their own supplies. :roll:



(Probably will also be of more value than the neighborhood pets.)
Bigger than most of them. More to eat if necessary.
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Re: Disaster preparedness

Post by TJrandom » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:14 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:We could do a month with the food and water we have, two humans and three cats. I kept supply of cat food for the furpeople that will last at least that long.

Eat the food that needs refrigerated first, then the frozen, then the dry and canned. Liquid drained off one can could be used to cook a dry item.
As goes the nurse....