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BigOlChiefsfan
09-04-2005, 07:08 AM
Fortune favors the brave, but she's also pretty kind to the well prepared. One lesson to take from this week's mess is to provide for your own critical needs for at least 3 days (better a week) without power, without counting on the cavalry riding to your rescue. It's your ass, amigos, even Jimmy Carter won't come save you til the poopoofest passes. If you're ever forced to evacuate your home at a moments notice, do you have a plan on where you'd go? 2nd choice? Do you have critical supplies, meds, water and documents packed and ready to grab n' go? Can you beat the trafficjam when it's time to get out of Dodge? If not, here's a few links to read when you have a moment.

http://theepicenter.com/howto.html#supplies
http://www.equipped.org/disastertoc.htm
http://www.equipped.org/srvkitstoc.htm
http://www.thegallos.com/gobag.htm
http://www.ready.gov/get_a_kit.html
http://www.survival-center.com/dl-list/dl1-toc.htm#contents

Set aside a few $$$ this week to buy some extra food/bottled water and photo-copy some necessary documents. Pop 'em all in some ziplock bags, throw that into a trashbag/rubbermaid/backpack/whatever. Add on as you see fit, rotate it at least once a year. I'd consider this little investment to be part of our total gift to New Orleans. So they won't have to come rescue/bury US another year.

trndobrd
09-04-2005, 08:49 AM
Hadn't considered copies of documents. I'll have to add them to the duffel bag along w/ the MREs, water, clothes, wool blanket, multi-tool, first aid kit, and SKS.

Duck Dog
09-04-2005, 09:38 AM
One lesson to take from this week's mess is to provide for your own critical needs for at least 3 days (better a week) without power, without counting on the cavalry riding to your rescue.

You mean we are responsible for ourselves? Bullshit!

Cntrygal
09-04-2005, 09:45 AM
When I lived in Oklahoma, I had a kit together. I don't really have one here in South Dakota....

(I do keep a winter kit in both trucks though)

trndobrd
09-04-2005, 09:51 AM
When I lived in Oklahoma, I had a kit together. I don't really have one here in South Dakota....

(I do keep a winter kit in both trucks though)



No time like the present to get ready for a hurricane.

Kclee
09-04-2005, 10:09 AM
(I do keep a winter kit in both trucks though)

You call a case of beer and a pack a smokes a 'kit'?

Cntrygal
09-05-2005, 04:11 PM
No time like the present to get ready for a hurricane.

:(

Cntrygal
09-05-2005, 04:12 PM
You call a case of beer and a pack a smokes a 'kit'?


:harumph:

A bottle of whiskey takes up less room.

DanT
09-05-2005, 04:15 PM
Thanks for the links, BigOlChiefsfan! :toast:

jettio
09-05-2005, 04:24 PM
Luck is the residue of design, Fortune favors the brave.

Pack Heat.

Adept Havelock
09-05-2005, 06:19 PM
Thanks for the links BigOlChiefsFan...much appreciated.

Always have a bug-out-bag, and a go-to-hell plan.

BigOlChiefsfan
09-05-2005, 08:15 PM
You're welcome, amigos. Hope we NEVER need any of this stuff, but better to have X and not need it than to desperately need X and not have it.