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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 04:26 PM
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42. I got six handles of Rum, I'm prepared










Yeah, I would have done that anyway....
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  -So...Is phase 5 the "Quick, go buy out the grocery store" phase? Junkdrawer  Apr-29-09 03:57 PM   #0 
  - Not yet.... but I'm certainly no fool and am taking this thing seriously.  lamp_shade   Apr-29-09 03:59 PM   #1 
  - No, but you're supposed to have emergency supplies as a matter of course...  brooklynite   Apr-29-09 03:59 PM   #2 
  - Exactly. Be prepared.  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-29-09 04:08 PM   #22 
     - That message would be SO much easier to get across if we had a PREPAREDNESS FORUM here at DU...  MercutioATC   Apr-29-09 04:17 PM   #29 
        - Gosh, yeh, that request was put in LAST hurricane season.  madeline_con   Apr-29-09 05:48 PM   #68 
  - What would a person panic buy?  TheCowsCameHome   Apr-29-09 03:59 PM   #3 
  - It's a safe bet that it won't be...  -..__...   Apr-29-09 04:00 PM   #9 
  - Why not? This is not a food borne illness  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-29-09 04:14 PM   #27 
  - I'm well aware of that... (I should have used the "sarcasm" tag).  -..__...   Apr-29-09 04:24 PM   #38 
  - Granted, we mostly don't eat pork  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-29-09 04:29 PM   #47 
     - I could survive off of bacon alone!  -..__...   Apr-29-09 05:04 PM   #59 
        - me too!  The Hope Mobile   Apr-30-09 10:30 AM   #129 
  - Maybe not,  Delphinus   Apr-30-09 05:58 AM   #118 
  - Then we shouldn't eat birds or humans either...unless well cooked nt  jbnow   Apr-30-09 04:19 AM   #108 
  - Toilet paper, milk, and bread  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-29-09 04:01 PM   #10 
  - The things they SHOULD have already stocked...  MercutioATC   Apr-29-09 04:25 PM   #40 
     - But I have all those things on hand ........  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-29-09 04:27 PM   #45 
     - Then you're a "prepper" without even trying.  MercutioATC   Apr-29-09 04:32 PM   #51 
     - otoh, some people still have several 50-# bags of rice from the great rice scare of ought-eight.  Hannah Bell   Apr-30-09 05:40 AM   #113 
     - Not everyone is like that though. I try to be.  Shell Beau   Apr-29-09 07:04 PM   #82 
     - If you have to go out of your way to buy toilet paper, I'd say you're running a rather shabby home.  TankLV   Apr-29-09 10:04 PM   #97 
     - Other items in that list are optional too  muriel_volestrangler   Apr-30-09 06:39 AM   #120 
     - Completely agree - if people would think about it for a moment  DeschutesRiver   Apr-29-09 08:49 PM   #91 
        - Hell, just buy some rice and some Spaghettios.  MercutioATC   Apr-29-09 09:05 PM   #92 
           - That is what stymies me on this issue - it seems like a no brainer  DeschutesRiver   Apr-29-09 09:29 PM   #94 
              - Exactly. It's smart and it's easy.  MercutioATC   Apr-29-09 09:43 PM   #95 
  - When we have winter weather coming...  DCKit   Apr-29-09 04:27 PM   #43 
  - Bread and bottled water are popular, too.  amandabeech   Apr-29-09 04:45 PM   #57 
  - panic buyers by things they don't really need.  HillbillyBob   Apr-29-09 04:27 PM   #44 
  - Tampons  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-29-09 04:35 PM   #53 
  - You go, girl  Missy Vixen   Apr-29-09 04:41 PM   #55 
     - I was gonna say  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-29-09 04:43 PM   #56 
        - Tabloids are ABSOLUTELY essential during a pandemic!  Missy Vixen   Apr-29-09 05:08 PM   #61 
           - Good ideas ............  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-29-09 05:12 PM   #63 
  - We try to keep most of this on hand after going through  HillbillyBob   Apr-29-09 06:25 PM   #74 
  - Better yet, What Would Jesus Panic Buy?  Sabriel   Apr-29-09 04:47 PM   #58 
  - A fish, a loaf, some water .......  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-29-09 06:10 PM   #71 
  - bucket, step ladder, potted plant, ice cream, and melon baller  TorchTheWitch   Apr-29-09 05:17 PM   #66 
  - "... melon baller."  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-29-09 06:10 PM   #72 
  - but of course!  TorchTheWitch   Apr-30-09 02:04 AM   #102 
  - oh, and a lawn chair!!!  TorchTheWitch   Apr-30-09 02:08 AM   #104 
     - You're RIGHT!  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-30-09 09:57 AM   #124 
  - Its too late to buy guns and ammo - The rednecks already have that market cornered  Optical.Catalyst   Apr-30-09 05:50 AM   #115 
  - Oh, sheesh.... I hope not.  SacredCow   Apr-29-09 03:59 PM   #4 
  - I'd hope people had the foresight to prepare for something like this years ago. But  Mike 03   Apr-29-09 03:59 PM   #5 
  - Some people have more brains than dollars, aka, struggling already.  EFerrari   Apr-29-09 04:04 PM   #20 
  - But I already ate all that stuff I stocked up  ashling   Apr-29-09 04:09 PM   #23 
     - Exactly. There's no shame in buying up what you need now.  JVS   Apr-29-09 04:19 PM   #34 
        - How does "stocking up on food" help with Swine Flu?  KoKo   Apr-29-09 06:46 PM   #77 
           - Apparently the idea is that if there's a major outbreak, you can avoid the  Individualist   Apr-29-09 08:18 PM   #87 
           - When the GREAT DEATH comes,  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-30-09 09:59 AM   #126 
  - What would I need  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-29-09 03:59 PM   #6 
  - When they call for a snow storm, milk, bread, and canned goods...  Junkdrawer   Apr-29-09 04:04 PM   #19 
     - Quarantine?  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-29-09 04:17 PM   #28 
        - I agree, but you must admit we're much closer now than with the....  Junkdrawer   Apr-29-09 04:19 PM   #33 
           - No, I don't agree ............  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-29-09 04:22 PM   #37 
           - We're also in the early days of this, so let's hope the numbers stay low. nt  Justyce   Apr-29-09 04:24 PM   #39 
              - I find it encouraging that  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-29-09 04:28 PM   #46 
                 - Very encouraging, but  Justyce   Apr-29-09 04:33 PM   #52 
           - No, we're not  NeedleCast   Apr-29-09 04:25 PM   #41 
           - Hello -  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-29-09 04:29 PM   #48 
           - actually, no we are not  northernlights   Apr-29-09 05:59 PM   #69 
              - Well this is many versions in one...2 swines, an avian and a human flu  jbnow   Apr-30-09 04:43 AM   # 
  - Probably depends on if your area has any H1N1 cases yet.  Justyce   Apr-29-09 04:00 PM   #7 
  - Yes. Buy spam and put it under your easy chair, since you still have tuna/dry milk under your bed  uppityperson   Apr-29-09 04:00 PM   #8 
  - Oh yeah the tuna under the bed - sheesh, I'd forgotten that  LaurenG   Apr-29-09 04:03 PM   #16 
  - Not that I know of.  ananda   Apr-29-09 04:01 PM   #11 
  - Yep, the best time to stock up on supplies to get one thru a pandemic  stopbush   Apr-29-09 04:02 PM   #12 
  - duct tape and platic sheeting. Cover your head in the plastic sheeting and tape it around your neck  NightWatcher   Apr-29-09 04:02 PM   #13 
  - .  Barack_America   Apr-29-09 04:04 PM   #18 
  - !  FiveGoodMen   Apr-29-09 04:30 PM   #49 
  - Used to be you should have emergency supplies for 3 days.  Stellabella   Apr-29-09 04:03 PM   #14 
  - Why would you have to stock up on water for pig flu?  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Apr-29-09 08:16 PM   #86 
     - I did a "huh??" on that one, then realized they were reciting the generic emergency preparations w/o  Oak2004   Apr-30-09 02:51 AM   #105 
     - In case all the utility operators die in the pandemic, or the precious infected bodily fluids  Hannah Bell   Apr-30-09 05:45 AM   #114 
  - The cdc is now saying to have a two week supply  Mojorabbit   Apr-29-09 04:03 PM   #15 
  - I would call it the "stock up for 2 weeks" phase.  phantom power   Apr-29-09 04:03 PM   #17 
  - Is the "Get Set" before "Panic!"  TechBear_Seattle   Apr-29-09 04:08 PM   #21 
  - All it will take is some "helpful" local news anchor reading the CDC recommendation...  Junkdrawer   Apr-29-09 04:10 PM   #25 
  - *Shrug* I have to go grocery shopping this week anyway  TechBear_Seattle   Apr-29-09 04:18 PM   #32 
     - We went away this weekend, so we're low on some things....  Junkdrawer   Apr-29-09 04:20 PM   #36 
        - All clear in Pittsburgh...  Junkdrawer   Apr-29-09 06:19 PM   #73 
        - How does this help one survive from Swine Flu? Unless you're stocking up on Chicken Soup?  KoKo   Apr-29-09 06:47 PM   #78 
           - Canned Tuna under the bed focuses the body's healing powers....  Junkdrawer   Apr-29-09 06:50 PM   #79 
           - oh my...  KoKo   Apr-29-09 06:53 PM   #80 
           - I live alone and I know what it is like trying to survive while very sick  TechBear_Seattle   Apr-29-09 08:07 PM   #84 
              - Hey, I just read the book! It actually didn't disappear, kept popping up  Hannah Bell   Apr-30-09 05:56 AM   #117 
                 - Yeah, but only in isolated cases  TechBear_Seattle   Apr-30-09 08:18 AM   #122 
  - First panic. Then overreact. nt  JerseygirlCT   Apr-29-09 08:49 PM   #90 
  - For the media, it is  Oak2004   Apr-30-09 03:32 AM   #107 
     - Yup, I am paying minimal attention to the media on this  TechBear_Seattle   Apr-30-09 08:23 AM   #123 
  - I'm prepared  Wednesdays   Apr-29-09 04:09 PM   #24 
  - FOOL!!!!!!!!!! YOU THINK YOU'RE SAFE????????  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-29-09 04:17 PM   #31 
  - Given the CDC has guidelines that do include  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-29-09 04:13 PM   #26 
  - Nadine...I realize you've been in the 'rescue business' ...but  KoKo   Apr-29-09 06:57 PM   #81 
     - wtf?  eShirl   Apr-29-09 09:43 PM   #96 
     - I'm trained as an emergency program manager (never worked at it)  Oak2004   Apr-29-09 11:42 PM   #98 
     - thanks...  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-30-09 12:13 AM   #99 
     - Whoa. Your post needs to be an OP  crispini   Apr-30-09 05:35 AM   #112 
     - STANDARD INFO IS PANIC INDUCING  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-30-09 12:18 AM   #101 
     - She is posting normal information on an important topic.  Marrah_G   Apr-30-09 10:07 AM   #127 
  - yay, it's like Y2K all over again  ProgressiveFool   Apr-29-09 04:17 PM   #30 
  - You mock us?  Generator   Apr-29-09 08:44 PM   #89 
     - If you have to throw away your old emergency suppliues you're doing it wrong.  Oak2004   Apr-30-09 12:15 AM   #100 
        - The only special thing I did for that was take some money  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-30-09 02:08 AM   #103 
  - A friend that lives near Tomball went to WalMart and they had no more  Catherine Vincent   Apr-29-09 04:19 PM   #35 
  - I got six handles of Rum, I'm prepared  NeedleCast   Apr-29-09 04:26 PM   #42 
  - My stash ..........  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-29-09 04:30 PM   #50 
  - You won't need much food  FarCenter   Apr-29-09 04:37 PM   #54 
  - Powdered Gatorade mix.  MercutioATC   Apr-29-09 06:06 PM   #70 
  - I just bought Bananas, onions, chips, hair gel, blue cheese, some kind of seafood dip I am eating  SeeHopeWin   Apr-29-09 05:06 PM   #60 
  - I imagine that hair gel tastes great with seafood dip.  TheCowsCameHome   Apr-29-09 05:45 PM   #67 
  - anything I don't have I can order next-day delivery from Amazon.com's grocery section  eShirl   Apr-29-09 05:11 PM   #62 
  - Now we know why the duck wasn't released  me b zola   Apr-29-09 05:12 PM   #64 
  - Vitamin D  Pithy   Apr-29-09 05:16 PM   #65 
  - I stocked up on wine, cat treats, and diet Coke. nt  Lisa0825   Apr-29-09 06:42 PM   #75 
  - I don't think it's about "Food." It's about "Call your Doc and get the latest Big Pharma Cure...  KoKo   Apr-29-09 06:45 PM   #76 
  - I panic-bought Season 1 of Burn Notice  Sabriel   Apr-29-09 07:16 PM   #83 
  - La Fin du Monde  Art_from_Ark   Apr-30-09 04:43 AM   #109 
     - I figured two six-packs would do it. n/t  Sabriel   Apr-30-09 09:58 AM   #125 
  - it's duct tape and saran wrap time.  leftofthedial   Apr-29-09 08:12 PM   #85 
  - Don't forget the tuna under the bed  Generator   Apr-29-09 08:39 PM   #88 
     - It all seems so surreal now.  leftofthedial   Apr-29-09 09:20 PM   #93 
        - There was also the rice scare - remember? and the peak oil scare  Hannah Bell   Apr-30-09 05:51 AM   #116 
  - well, Im not going to panic  Mari333   Apr-30-09 02:56 AM   #106 
  - OMG I GOTTA GO PLUNDER THE STORE!  JVS   Apr-30-09 05:23 AM   #110 
  - the one thing a panic is good for...The Economy.  and-justice-for-all   Apr-30-09 05:33 AM   #111 
  - More like the "check if your international flight has been cancelled" stage  muriel_volestrangler   Apr-30-09 06:24 AM   #119 
  - I've had a well-stocked pantry..  sendero   Apr-30-09 06:43 AM   #121 
  - DVD Rentals  bikebloke   Apr-30-09 10:24 AM   #128 
 

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