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 Post subject: 72 Hours - WWYD?
PostPosted: January 25th, 2007, 7:36 pm 
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I recently heard of a new PSA program coming down the pipe from Ottawa.

Basically it works like this....

A storm is coming - major one - are you prepared for the next 72 hours to be with out power - water - phone services? Heat etc.

And so...

If you are prepared - how are you prepared?

If you are not prepared - what would you do to become prepared?

If you are not prepared - and have no plans to be prepared - what would you do to get thru the 72 hours?

I have a 24 hour pack here - which means that if I am called out on a search I can survive for 24 hours on my own if required. I could stretch it to 48 hours if needed - but it would be uncomfortable.

I also do not have the space in my apartment to really plan for a 72 hour or longer event.

Discuss.

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PostPosted: January 25th, 2007, 7:40 pm 
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If you cannot prepare for a power outage, or a snowstorm, then you are stupid.
Darwin's theory should then come into play.


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PostPosted: January 25th, 2007, 7:41 pm 
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brianmiller wrote:
If you cannot prepare for a power outage, or a snowstorm, then you are stupid.
Darwin's theory should then come into play.


so I take it that you have supplies on hand to last for 72 hrs. without power? heat? water?


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all the sublty and class of a kick in the teeth


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PostPosted: January 25th, 2007, 7:42 pm 
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phil ok i have a reasonable question here, whats in your pack?


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 Post subject: preparation
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well sure:

two extra blankets in the closet, a flash light, a longgg book and some canned chef boyardi, and a lighter in case i wanna get fancy and heat it a little. cellphone is almost always full in battery, so ive got an alarm to get up for work.

I'm good to go.


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Line - I am planning to answer that question - and I am sure Kratz will have good insight also - but for now I am more interested in people's answers.

Folks - ignore brian. It will fade before you know it.

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PostPosted: January 25th, 2007, 7:48 pm 
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gee dont keep me in suspense, i'm interested in this, seriously!
i'm geussing cell phone on full charge, bottled water, kerosene heater, blankets,canned foodw/ can opener, what am i missing? matches, lantern( battery opand kerosene)...what else?
deit, damn forgot flashlights, batterys and radio, wind up type would be preferable


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Well keep in mind that my 24 hour pack is designed to be used away from home. The set up is a bit different.

ETA - oh yes - and when you take our training you will get the 24 hour pack training.

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i'm assuming that although its a bit different, you can use it at home as well.


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We'd be screwed.


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PostPosted: January 25th, 2007, 8:03 pm 
We wouldn't have any problem going 72 or even 96 hours.

Lots of blankets. Butane burner. Lots of dry product and canned foods around. Plenty of booze on hand at all times. A case of water always kicking around as well as other beverages.

No generator though so no computer.

The only thing I would lose unfortunately would be the fish in my aquariums unless I were to warm water from the tank and replace it.

I really think we should thank brianmiller though. His incite and intelligence has certainly added to this topic.


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Wood stove so heat and hot meals no problem.
Candles for nighttime.
Biggest concern would be water. If a storm is coming we usually keep enough for drinking purposes for 1 meal. The water tank in the basement could be drained for longer periods.
Enough food in the house to usually last a week.
Gas generator, don't know whether it would start or not, probably not.
Deck of cards and cribbage board, also some board games.
Artesian well about 1/4 mile away.
Cross country skis, snow shoes.

edited to add: should really get one of those wind-up flashlight/radio gadgets.

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Timothy Hayseed wrote:
Wood stove so heat and hot meals no problem.
Candles for nighttime.
Biggest concern would be water. If a storm is coming we usually keep enough for drinking purposes for 1 meal. The water tank in the basement could be drained for longer periods.
Enough food in the house to usually last a week.
Gas generator, don't know whether it would start or not, probably not.
Deck of cards and cribbage board, also some board games.
Artesian well about 1/4 mile away.
Cross country skis, snow shoes.


after the power outtages in 81 i think it was, friends bought a generator, had it all wired up etc. then let it sit. 6 years later they needed it, and geuss what? no go. they need to be run on a regular basis, but i'm geussing noone ever does.


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yeah, line twig, that's what happened ours. Have intended to get it fixed but with no cattle needing water now, I've let it slide.

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Timothy Hayseed wrote:
yeah, line twig, that's what happened ours. Have intended to get it fixed but with no cattle needing water now, I've let it slide.


lol so what happens when you need it?


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I have some candles and matches, but that is all. I can not afford to buy the things upfront to be prepared...I can hardly afford to eat on a day-to-day regular schedule.

If we get hit with a big storm I am afraid that I will be out of luck until assistance is handed out.

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We have 2 artesian wells - one in the basement with an electric pump and one by the barn with a handpump. A woodstove, capable to heat the whole house, for cooking in the kitchen and a wood stove for heat in the workshop 2 huge piles of blocked and stacked firewood. A couple of flashlights and a box of candles for light. The freezer is well stocked with veggies, meat and baked goods - but, would it thaw out in 72 hours? Home-canned jams and fruit and a good supply of home made wine - that should take us through.


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PostPosted: January 25th, 2007, 8:30 pm 
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Hmmm I'd be ok...BBQ out back. Nice to have a quiet BBQ even in winter. Funny how some days, you can smell the scent of the BBQ hanging in the air like icicles. I got enough rice to do a few days but need meat to fill the pit.

Hmmm. Pit.!!!

Here boy. Thats a Goooooood boy. No, boy. Sit. Good boy. Play dead. heheh

Ok...er...I have 2 weeks covered :)

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hhost.ca wrote:
I really think we should thank brianmiller though. His incite and intelligence has certainly added to this topic.


ROFL!!! :lol:


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