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Dead_Parrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-07-06 08:23 PM
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67. Well, you can gurantee...
When I do break into it, I'll have forgotten the one thing I really need. :D

A kit that enables me to survive the permanent collapse of civilization is beyond my resources, sadly. I'm hoping for the zombies, it might be over in a month or two. :D
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  -DU disaster preparedness BelgianMadCow  Aug-07-06 05:32 PM   #0 
  - Not prepared at all.  CrispyQGirl   Aug-07-06 05:37 PM   #1 
  - Yesterday, I was thinking about at least stacking some corned beef and big  BelgianMadCow   Aug-07-06 05:42 PM   #2 
  - Check into a wood stove  me b zola   Aug-07-06 05:51 PM   #8 
  - Thanks for the tip about wood collection in summer time!  BelgianMadCow   Aug-07-06 06:13 PM   #18 
  - Canned corned beef? I love that stuff!  NoSheep   Aug-07-06 08:29 PM   #74 
  - Here are a couple of DU threads from last year after Katrina.  CrispyQGirl   Aug-08-06 08:55 AM   #110 
     - Excellent info in those threads, thank you!  BelgianMadCow   Aug-09-06 07:45 AM   #144 
  - I have a shotgun and ammo..  oc2002   Aug-08-06 02:09 PM   #113 
  - I am completely prepared to do a lot of crying and panicking,  Phredicles   Aug-07-06 05:44 PM   #3 
  - you won't have the TV "news" to scare you though  BelgianMadCow   Aug-07-06 05:46 PM   #5 
  - What do you consider "very well prepared"?  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 05:45 PM   #4 
  - I'll clarify :  BelgianMadCow   Aug-07-06 05:58 PM   #10 
     - Then I guess I'm "very well prepared".  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 06:03 PM   #13 
        - .  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 06:04 PM   #14 
        - any obvious things I missed in that list off the top of my head?  BelgianMadCow   Aug-07-06 06:08 PM   #17 
           - Nope, you covered the basics.  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 06:14 PM   #19 
              - I was thinking about "security" after I posted  BelgianMadCow   Aug-07-06 06:21 PM   #21 
                 - I'm not familiar with Belgian law...  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 06:44 PM   #26 
                    - In belgium, you can own a gun or a rifle, but you have to register  BelgianMadCow   Aug-07-06 06:57 PM   #28 
                       - Far be it from me to argue with a Belgian.  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 07:11 PM   #31 
                          - Smart, too :-)  BelgianMadCow   Aug-07-06 07:30 PM   #37 
  - I could hold out for about an hour and a half  MrCoffee   Aug-07-06 05:47 PM   #6 
  - Nice screen name. I have a coffee press and some cigarette lighters.  NoSheep   Aug-07-06 08:00 PM   #52 
  - West Virginian-  flobee1   Aug-07-06 05:50 PM   #7 
  - I am moderately well prepared  peacebird   Aug-07-06 05:58 PM   #9 
  - Battery powered radio - multi-band (also long & short wave) - good one!  BelgianMadCow   Aug-07-06 06:05 PM   #15 
     - no - but I live in the country so most of my supplies were in case of snow  peacebird   Aug-07-06 06:23 PM   #22 
  - I'm totally unprepared.  guinivere   Aug-07-06 05:58 PM   #11 
  - That's supposing you have gas in your tank, the garage roof didn't cave  BelgianMadCow   Aug-07-06 06:02 PM   #12 
     - If there are no roads, garage, car and house are mashed  guinivere   Aug-07-06 07:53 PM   #44 
  - EVERYBODY should be prepared for at least 2 weeks.  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 06:06 PM   #16 
  - I agree that if at all possible ...  etherealtruth   Aug-07-06 07:05 PM   #29 
  - Spaghettios are a buck a can.  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 07:18 PM   #34 
     - The few "spare" canned goods I had I took over to the  guinivere   Aug-07-06 08:07 PM   #59 
     - Certainly a good deed. Preparing is also a good thing, though.  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 08:12 PM   #62 
     - Sadly there are a number of families that can't afford $14  etherealtruth   Aug-08-06 04:37 AM   #107 
  - There is if you are homeless..  butterfly77   Aug-07-06 07:23 PM   #36 
  - Fine. Homelessness gets you a pass. Everybody else should be prepared.  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 07:44 PM   #40 
     - I prove your point  BelgianMadCow   Aug-07-06 07:49 PM   #43 
     - But it's really easy to change...  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 07:57 PM   #48 
        - paranoia kick  BelgianMadCow   Aug-10-06 01:24 PM   #145 
     - Most homeless will be doing OK...  Dead_Parrot   Aug-07-06 08:10 PM   #61 
        - I did have that thought....  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 08:26 PM   #70 
  - You said it!!!  Doctor Venmkan   Aug-07-06 07:32 PM   #38 
  - everyone should be prepared for 72 hours  pitohui   Aug-07-06 07:55 PM   #46 
     - 72 hours portable. 2 weeks fixed.  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 08:03 PM   #54 
        - i agree -- that is ideal EOM  pitohui   Aug-07-06 08:04 PM   #57 
  - For those without a garden ready to eat...or perhaps may be wiped  pooja   Aug-07-06 06:20 PM   #20 
  - I heard you should save up plastic grocery bags  thecrow   Aug-07-06 07:11 PM   #30 
     - I'd prefer also stocking up on trash bags...  melnjones   Aug-07-06 07:15 PM   #33 
  - Pretty well off.  Sin   Aug-07-06 06:24 PM   #23 
  - Yes I guess the outdoor, hiking, camping people like you have both skills  BelgianMadCow   Aug-07-06 06:31 PM   #24 
  - I am prepared for a couple of months or longer.  elocs   Aug-07-06 06:36 PM   #25 
  - You have some experience with this...  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 06:46 PM   #27 
  - little by little,  melnjones   Aug-07-06 07:13 PM   #32 
  - Emergency 3 day bag, hygiene products, pets, basic data  BelgianMadCow   Aug-07-06 07:35 PM   #39 
     - good websites...  melnjones   Aug-07-06 08:56 PM   #85 
  - I have actively planned  wellstone dem   Aug-07-06 07:21 PM   #35 
  - well prepared and have been disaster tested more than once  pitohui   Aug-07-06 07:48 PM   #41 
  - "that wood stove will do fuck all when you're 8 feet underwater!"  Auntie Bush   Aug-07-06 08:48 PM   #84 
  - Depends on what's likely to hit you.  Dead_Parrot   Aug-07-06 09:31 PM   #97 
  - They say you need a gallon of water per person per day.  DireStrike   Aug-07-06 07:48 PM   #42 
  - Your point about storage space is valid, but think about cooperation  BelgianMadCow   Aug-07-06 07:55 PM   #45 
  - ok here's the thing about water, it's heavy  pitohui   Aug-07-06 07:59 PM   #49 
     - The purification route doesn't have to be costly or difficult.  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 08:08 PM   #60 
        - So long as there's a reliable source...  Dead_Parrot   Aug-07-06 08:16 PM   #64 
        - Agreed, but there's almost always SOME water source.  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 08:25 PM   #69 
           - I do like those filters...  Dead_Parrot   Aug-07-06 09:15 PM   #90 
              - Anything is preferable to nothing.  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 09:22 PM   #91 
                 - That's the thing...  Dead_Parrot   Aug-07-06 10:00 PM   #102 
        - i like the solar cooker idea  pitohui   Aug-08-06 07:15 PM   #135 
  - I have a half of a roll of duck tape  meisje   Aug-07-06 07:56 PM   #47 
  - You're on your way....  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 07:59 PM   #51 
  - One of us can bike to work. Does that count?  NoSheep   Aug-07-06 07:59 PM   #50 
  - i don't see how  pitohui   Aug-07-06 08:03 PM   #55 
  - Is that one good at hitting deer with the bike?  BelgianMadCow   Aug-07-06 08:03 PM   #56 
  - What makes anyone think we'll have gas or trains?  NoSheep   Aug-07-06 08:20 PM   #65 
     - an ice storm no, but we did have a little thing called katrina  pitohui   Aug-07-06 08:36 PM   #78 
        - you should write your story. you have a natural "voice" that I can hear.  NoSheep   Aug-07-06 09:24 PM   #92 
        - ice storms are severe  marions ghost   Aug-10-06 01:51 PM   #146 
  - Oh! We have one of those radios you crank. At least we'll know what the  NoSheep   Aug-07-06 08:07 PM   #58 
  - Here's a list...  Dead_Parrot   Aug-07-06 08:02 PM   #53 
  - Entertainment to keep from going insane - cards yes  BelgianMadCow   Aug-07-06 08:13 PM   #63 
  - Scrabble! And Skittles! I need to learn to brew beer.  NoSheep   Aug-07-06 08:22 PM   #66 
  - Well, you can gurantee...  Dead_Parrot   Aug-07-06 08:23 PM   #67 
     - Yes just like leaving on holiday to a house or appartment  BelgianMadCow   Aug-07-06 08:45 PM   #82 
        - I'm reminded of "that penguin on top of your television set."  NoSheep   Aug-07-06 08:57 PM   #86 
        - yeah, that's the sort of thing...  Dead_Parrot   Aug-07-06 08:58 PM   #87 
  - What about beer?  NoSheep   Aug-07-06 08:24 PM   #68 
  - I tried that...  Dead_Parrot   Aug-07-06 08:27 PM   #72 
     - That is BRILLIANT! Get something you hate! I may owe you my sanity one of  NoSheep   Aug-07-06 08:31 PM   #75 
        - Ah! Thank YOU!  Dead_Parrot   Aug-07-06 08:43 PM   #81 
  - But what about beer????  NoSheep   Aug-07-06 08:26 PM   #71 
  - I'd go for the stronger stuff  BelgianMadCow   Aug-07-06 08:31 PM   #76 
     - Expropriate, I believe, is the word.  NoSheep   Aug-07-06 08:59 PM   #88 
  - paracetamol? What's that?  NoSheep   Aug-07-06 08:29 PM   #73 
  - Headache pills...  Dead_Parrot   Aug-07-06 08:48 PM   #83 
     - Acetaminophen? spelling? Tylenol. Don't take it if you drink. Asprin's my  NoSheep   Aug-07-06 09:29 PM   #95 
  - I should add: A wedge of cash!  Dead_Parrot   Aug-07-06 08:37 PM   #79 
  - I think I voted wrong.  Ilsa   Aug-07-06 08:32 PM   #77 
  - I'm not currently stocked for a disaster.  MrSlayer   Aug-07-06 08:42 PM   #80 
  - That's what most people think.  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 09:49 PM   #100 
     - Yes.  MrSlayer   Aug-07-06 10:34 PM   #105 
  - I live in Katrina land  Balderdash   Aug-07-06 09:14 PM   #89 
  - You have a propane camp stove...  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 09:25 PM   #93 
     - Hey cool  Balderdash   Aug-07-06 09:30 PM   #96 
        - Something like this:  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 09:45 PM   #99 
           - Thank you again  Balderdash   Aug-07-06 10:03 PM   #103 
              - Any time. Glad I could help.  MercutioATC   Aug-07-06 10:19 PM   #104 
  - moderately prepared  kineneb   Aug-07-06 09:25 PM   #94 
  - Best wishes to you two. I don't think the disaster is coming this year.  NoSheep   Aug-07-06 09:31 PM   #98 
     - "Sunny" California  kineneb   Aug-07-06 09:54 PM   #101 
     - Yes, knowing when the disaster is coming  elocs   Aug-07-06 10:44 PM   #106 
  - It's like I told my Wife before Y2k  blacksmith   Aug-08-06 07:51 AM   #108 
  - It's like I told my hubby before Y2K  Nicole   Aug-08-06 02:07 PM   #112 
  - You should see my purse.  zanne   Aug-08-06 08:00 AM   #109 
  - Very well prepared  Nicole   Aug-08-06 02:02 PM   #111 
  - What do you mean with a phone tree?  BelgianMadCow   Aug-08-06 04:18 PM   #116 
     - A phone tree is  Nicole   Aug-08-06 04:48 PM   #119 
        - Thanks for the clarification. But what is the main purpose of the contact  BelgianMadCow   Aug-08-06 05:42 PM   #123 
           - The main purpose is  Nicole   Aug-08-06 07:07 PM   #133 
              - this ability to network  marions ghost   Aug-10-06 02:12 PM   #148 
  - Not to make light of this thread, as it is valuable.....  quantessd   Aug-08-06 02:31 PM   #114 
  - Don't get me started on FEMA  Balderdash   Aug-08-06 02:56 PM   #115 
  - Can someone make some recommendations?  laura888   Aug-08-06 04:41 PM   #117 
  - Don't you have a car charger  Nicole   Aug-08-06 04:50 PM   #120 
  - No. I should get one. But in many scenarios...  laura888   Aug-08-06 06:08 PM   #126 
  - I can try : for money, yes cash was suggested upthread.  BelgianMadCow   Aug-08-06 05:48 PM   #124 
  - Solar powered battery charger : link  BelgianMadCow   Aug-08-06 05:56 PM   #125 
  - Wonderful! thanks! n/t  laura888   Aug-08-06 06:09 PM   #127 
  - a debit card will be needed, not just cash  pitohui   Aug-08-06 07:21 PM   #137 
  - the cell phone won't work anyway, don't worry about it  pitohui   Aug-08-06 07:18 PM   #136 
  - Wow - good to know.  laura888   Aug-08-06 07:38 PM   #141 
  - Hand-crank electrical appliances: radios, flashlights, battery chargers  Nevernose   Aug-08-06 07:38 PM   #142 
  - Some suggestions  Dead_Parrot   Aug-08-06 07:56 PM   #143 
  - Kick!  cat_girl25   Aug-08-06 04:43 PM   #118 
  - I live in Manhattan in a 250sq foot apartment with no car.  readmoreoften   Aug-08-06 05:29 PM   #121 
  - Tough one indeed - for me at least  BelgianMadCow   Aug-08-06 05:39 PM   #122 
  - He he no one has a car in Manhattan....  readmoreoften   Aug-08-06 07:33 PM   #139 
  - in event of a hurricane you need to evac early if you're carless  pitohui   Aug-08-06 07:29 PM   #138 
     - That's true, I forgot (duh) I'd have warning of a hurricane.  readmoreoften   Aug-08-06 07:34 PM   #140 
  - Some of my neighbors still support George W. Bush.  hunter   Aug-08-06 06:15 PM   #128 
  - You should be okay then, you have meat, water and a lot of hot air  BelgianMadCow   Aug-08-06 06:22 PM   #129 
     - If they are raptured I can take their stuff without any qualms at all.  hunter   Aug-08-06 07:08 PM   #134 
  - Signing off for the night with this interesting gov site  BelgianMadCow   Aug-08-06 06:31 PM   #130 
  - Not overly prepared.  TheWraith   Aug-08-06 06:45 PM   #131 
  - We're pretty well prepared.  Midlodemocrat   Aug-08-06 06:46 PM   #132 
  - Prepared for what?  LWolf   Aug-10-06 01:55 PM   #147 
     - To be "on your own."  Doctor Venmkan   Aug-10-06 06:31 PM   #149 
        - Almost.  LWolf   Aug-11-06 08:27 AM   #150 
 

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