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Old 02-09-2013, 09:10 AM
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The amazing go-bag Fran talked about her mom packing for her made me realize just how unprepared we are for a natural or man made disaster we are.

How prepared are you, of at all? If so, what steps have to taken?
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:25 AM
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Not even a little.

And I'm okay with that.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:14 AM
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Don't know what a go bag is but we are prepared if we have to be stuck in our house for days. We've got food to last us weeks, water as well as huge jugs for water, batteries out the wazoo, flashlights, lots of blankets, boardgames. We even have a battery powered fan so we can have our white noise at night lol
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:17 AM
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We got a battery powered fan last year when the power went out in the summer and there was no way I was sleeping with no fan or AC!

When you store water and food, do you rotate it out when it gets close to expiration? How do you keep track?
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:27 AM
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My food storage is a constant rotation. It isn't the sort of thing I stock up and just leave it. Like my canned tomatoes, when i need tomatoes i grab a can from storage and whatever I have used I replace when they go on sale. So I am always using what is in my stockpile but always replacing it
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:59 AM
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Not really at all. I mean, we have loads of canned food, and we have a large amount of camping supplies, but we don't specifically keep things on hand for disasters. When it looks like a hurricane will actually be serious we will check to make sure we're covered, but I don't know, I guess we're used to this kind of stuff.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:06 AM
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My go bag (lol my mother is a bit...boy scouty ) for those who need ideas

- My medication
- Passport
- Cash
- Laptop charger
- Water bottle
- Power bars
- Rain jacket
- Socks
- baby wipes
- Underwear
- Toothbrush/paste
- Extra phone charger
- Long sleeve shirt
- Sturdy Leggings
- Deodorant
- Feminine items
- Sunblock
- Basic first aid kit
- Swiss army knife
- Whistle
- Tiny flash light
- Dust mask
- Battery powered radio
- Warm hat
- Local map
- Permanent market, notebook, duct tape
- Photos of self and Merlin
- List of emergency contacts/drug allergies
- Hand sanitizer
- Emergency blanket
- Work gloves

It is in this backpack.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:11 AM
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I'm not and I'm fine with that. When I lived in hurricane territory we'd stock up a week or so in advance. Don't wait till the last few days because everybody runs out of the essentials. Right before Ike none of the stores had any water.

I live smack dab at the center of tornado alley but there's really not much you can do.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:17 AM
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Not prepared at all. I try to use as many fresh foods as possible so we rarely have cans in the house. I'm dine with that. Funny though, I doubt have a pet "go bag".

I guess we do have a box of leftover MREs from hubby's Marine Corps days in the closet. But they are yucky.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:06 PM
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I have absolutely nothing prepared LOL. I don't live in an area that doesnt have any natural disasters Except for a massive earthquake that people say is every 300+ years. And we're overdue on that 300 years. But essentially I live on an island and if an earthquake/tsunami hits, the entire island will sink because it's made from sand deposits at the mouth of a river. So I don't think there would be much I can do in that situation. The only 2 bridges to get off the island would probably break... Maybe I should get some life jackets
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