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Disaster Preparedness #3565980 09/13/12 01:36 AM
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So, the wife has been on me about putting together Emergency Go-Bags for a while now, so I started thinking about doing it tonight...

We all know what humans need to survive, but when it comes down to needing emergency supplies, you may need more than one might think.

With that said, what do you guys have prepared for an emergency?

-What kind of pack do you have it all in?
-Does each person have their own, or is there one soul pack to grab-n-go?
-Where would you go in the event of a disaster?


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40 pack of skittles.


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Originally Posted By: Texsun
40 pack of skittles.


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Originally Posted By: Texsun
40 pack of skittles.


Lol

I know, kinda silly to have such a plan in reality, but hey...who knows...

Besides, I'd have to go with the assorted pack of M&M's

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Re: Disaster Preparedness [Re: BobG] #3566032 09/13/12 01:50 AM
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Just dont let them bite and you should be alright, once the fever sets in theres no hope. scared

Re: Disaster Preparedness [Re: Texsun] #3566050 09/13/12 01:55 AM
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I would stay home. Hunker down and protect the fort. Easier to do that than try to carry things. Now, I live in the country with animals, a garden and rainwater collection tanks. If I lived in the Metro-mess or Houston proper I would be thinking of how to get out of the city when the SHTF. That would complicate your plan and require a hard look at what you need vs. want in a bug-out bag.

Were I making such a bag I would have one per person and include such necessities as: some sort of water filtering device, fire starter, medical kit, small amount of ammo (probably .22 since it is light), some sort of tarp to make shelter, a small pot/pan, knife, flashlight, and a few other things I can't think of right now.

I would probably head for the hill country area since that is where I grew up and know where to find water. Second choice would be the gulf coast. Moderate climate and more rain.

I have given this some thought and started working toward being more sustainable. I'm not there yet, but better off than I was a year ago. I'm focusing on: 1. water 2. food 3. shelter 4. protection - in that order. Anyone else have a different priority list?


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A person can live for:
Three minutes without air.
Three days without water.
Three weeks without food.

Re: Disaster Preparedness [Re: Friction] #3566079 09/13/12 02:01 AM
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Nothing will ever happen, you're ready for a tin foil hat.



For a basic setup use an ALICE pack for every person. Put in three days of food and water, a change of clothes, any prescription meds, a first aid kit, tools for camping, some money and identification.

Keep it handy and customize it to you and yours needs.


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Being in an apartment, I don';t think it would be best for me to stay at home, but once I get a house, I will be hunkering down for sure because it will be far away from EVERYTHING!!

My wife has put together a 4 page list of stuff in MS Word that she wants me to fit into a backpack.....women! Lol jk (can't risk her seeing that wink


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AR & auto pistol and thousands of rounds. That gets you everything you need.


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Originally Posted By: Payne
Nothing will ever happen, you're ready for a tin foil hat.


I'll get to fashioning one! lol

But yea, couldn't agree more. Sure, the possibility is there, but the chances are so very slim


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Make sure your vehicle never has less than a half a tank.


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That never happens anyhow. They say much less is bad for the fuel pump. IDK, it helps me to never run out though.


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Re: Disaster Preparedness [Re: BobG] #3566122 09/13/12 02:10 AM
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Just living in an apartment thing, no need to waste time filling up when you're looking at a hurricane or tornado.


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Originally Posted By: BobG
With that said, what do you guys have prepared for an emergency?


Guns and boolits. Can't think of anything else I need to pack.


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All I need for my bugout bag is ingredient list and directions to make Mountain dew and ill be happy


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forgot some things, TP, paper towels and trash bags.


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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
All I need for my bugout bag is ingredient list and directions to make Mountain dew and ill be happy


Your bug out bag is classified, thanks


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We get to use our emergency supply kit with annoying frequency here on the coast. Thank God we have had a slow hurricane season this year.
One item that came in real handy, other than the usual stuff, was unscented diaper wipes. You can clean up all the stinky regions without using water. Really helps make things bearable after the fit has hit the shan. A solar phone charger would have come in handy. The cell phone reception was bad but there was enough signal to get text messages through. Keeping a phone charged with no juice is a challenge though.
Insect repellant, and lots of it. Small, battery powered camping fans help you get some much needed sleep at night. It seems trivial but can be really important.
My family's emergency kit fits into a large heavy duty plastic tote that we can grab and throw in the back of my truck. I have a couple of other totes that we keep our camping gear in and we grab those as well when it's time to bug out.

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If I lived in a hurricane zone, I'd seriously have emergency supplies! A bunch of my co-workers live in the Houston and south Louisiana areas and it can get tough.


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Living 60 miles from Fort Hood I try to keep at least a thirty pack on hand. grin

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If I lived on the coast I would have a propane powered generator and a couple of window units to keep cool and the fridge going. HOT beer does not do the job at all.

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Originally Posted By: BobG
So, the wife has been on me about putting together Emergency Go-Bags for a while now, so I started thinking about doing it tonight...

We all know what humans need to survive, but when it comes down to needing emergency supplies, you may need more than one might think.

With that said, what do you guys have prepared for an emergency?

-What kind of pack do you have it all in?
-Does each person have their own, or is there one soul pack to grab-n-go?
-Where would you go in the event of a disaster?


This has been a popular topic in the past. Some thoughtful responses and some funny. Won't be long before the "case of beer, bullets, and toilet paper" contributors find your post. Checkout survivalistboards.com for detailed list upon detailed list to get some ideas.

My wife and I keep a couple of bags packed that are equivalent to going on a weekend trip with a few extras. You never know when the tornado alarm will sound and you emerge from the cellar and all you see is a slab where your house once stood. There are enough realistic scenarios to where it is just common sense to have something ready for a quick grab and go. Good luck.


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AR & auto pistol and thousands of rounds. That gets you everything you need.


That is exactly what I say. Those with the weapons will rule everything or at least have what they need.

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AR & auto pistol and thousands of rounds. That gets you everything you need.


That is exactly what I say. Those with the weapons will rule everything or at least have what they need.
Are you kidding me? wtf


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