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View Poll Results: Do you have emergency supplies in your home?
Yes! I have supplies to last at least a week or more. 9 39.13%
No, I go out and stock up right before a storm hits. 4 17.39%
I don't stock up....whatever happens, happens. 4 17.39%
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:52 PM
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Honestly? We have enough water for a couple weeks and loads of canned food. But we're definitely not prepared for anything. Luckily, we live in a pretty disaster-free area.

There was once a storm here in Colorado that made it hard for shipments of food and gas to come in, but there were only three days of panic. (Most gas stations ran completely out, shelves were looking a bit empty, whatever.) Of course, we were on the highway coming home from Arizona and got stranded in the car for six hours before the plow truck came by. Thank God my mum had decided to take loads of figs and grapefruits from my grandma's yard... Otherwise, I think my siblings and I would've eaten the seats of the car. lol
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:56 PM
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If there was ever a natural disaster, the pets are prepared.

I'm planning to stock up for the winter cause i have a feeling we're gonna have a rerun of the ice storms of 98
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:02 PM
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If there was ever a natural disaster, the pets are prepared.

I'm planning to stock up for the winter cause i have a feeling we're gonna have a rerun of the ice storms of 98
Oooh, that's a good point! While I do have plenty of dry dog food on hand (there's two bags in the utility closet at the moment) I do not have any stored with OUR emergency items!

Our emergency items are stored in what we *think* will be the safest place in the house in the event of a tornado. I'm not sure the utility closet is a good place to count on the dog food being safe. The hot water heater and furnace are in there! So I'm definitely going to move the unopened bags to the stairwell closet.

And yes to the winter provisions.........another reason we have a stock pile. We've had roads & highways completely shut down by police order in the winter, I feel better knowing we can have a bottle of water and some spaghettios if we need to (and Orson wouldn't mind if he had to eat spaghettios too!)
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:25 PM
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The worst thing that happens here is a few inches of snow . . . maybe.

If I had to leave in a hurry for some reason, the dogs are easy to handle -- stuff 'em in the truck (sorry, 'Llulah, you have to go in the back in the big knock-down kennel; you're noisy and you'll get excited and fight), throw the featherbeds in the back, shotgun under the seat, shells, computer's kept in it's case when I'm not using it and so is the camera. Grab a few bras, wad up several pairs of yoga pants and a few shirts, socks, boots (the rubber ones are usually in the truck too) jacket, small valuables that can be turned into money if absolutely necessary, workout gloves (handy for a lot of things) are usually already in there. Gas can. Bag of dog food. There are always gallon and 5 gallon bottles of spring water since I go to the spring and bring back drinking water, and I'm good at finding springs anyway.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:39 PM
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Las Vegas is boring, once in a blue moon we have flash floods and then an hour later it's sunny again as if nothing happened. I'm cool with that though.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:07 PM
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Not much happens here that puts us out of commission for too long but I have a large food stash downstairs. It's not the type of stash where I buy it and just leave it all sit. it's a constant rotation of food. We keep a lot of staples like cereal, granola bars, canned stuff, so on and so forth. I have a buttload of candles. We have two 5 gallon jugs for water plus a bunch of bottled water.
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........ It's not the type of stash where I buy it and just leave it all sit. it's a constant rotation of food. We keep a lot of staples like cereal, granola bars, canned stuff, so on and so forth. ......
Oh ya, definitely. Same here. I rotate our supplies. I buy/we drink bottled water here anyway, so I buy it when it's on sale and it gets rotated with my 'stash' Same with canned goods.........first in, first out and I keep the supply level at a certain amount as space allows. The biggest difference I guess is that our 'emergency supply' is stored in our 'safe spot' so if a tornado DOES hit us, the food/supplies won't be blown to kingdom come! LOL

Now my friend buys MRE's and things like that and it just sits there in her 'safe room'.

I so wish we had a basement, this is the first HOUSE I've ever lived in without a basement and I hate that fact It's northern Indiana for pete's sake.........TORNADOES WILL HAPPEN! LOL
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:53 PM
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Yeah we have a basement and thats where my stash is. That is pretty much thr only place we have to go but it is a pretty safe space, plus there is a small windowless bathroom down there so we will usually go hide out in there

But we don't get much in the way of weather. We are way up a hill so flood waters don't reach us, we don't normally get a ton of snow and tornadoes are rare so we are pretty lucky lol
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:25 PM
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We are not prepared, although it's not like anything ever happens here that would knock us out.
I saw a food emergency kit at Costco that I joked we should buy, but my mom just rolled her eyes at me

We WERE prepared for Y2K though LOL. We were stocked with water, canned food, toilet paper, firewood.... Too bad it never happened.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:49 PM
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I have a basement but I don't stock it for emergencies. I do store canned goods down there. In my whole life I have never had and emergency (knock on wood) that I had to depend on that food. In reality if we for some reason lost power and couldn't get to any store, I know I could stretch out the food in my house for weeks. Even during major snow storms during the years, the stores around here always stayed open.
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