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Old 02-14-2012, 01:30 PM   #1
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Are you ready for a disaster

I posted this as a response to a thread in the CC forum and decided to start a thread here.

You can have a breakdown just thinking about all the disasters that can possibly strike in your area. Without trying too hard I come up with: fires, floods, tornados, blizzards, earthquakes, train derailments involving hazmat spills, blackout, pandemic flu, etc. Some of you can add hurricanes to the list.

All of these could require us to survive on our own for several days. This could involve sheltering in place (home or egg) or moving to a safe shelter set up by the Red Cross or other agency. Even a damaged home can serve as a shelter as long as we are equipped to hold out until help arrives.

Every member of your family should have necessary supplies in “a grab and go kit”.

For ideas what to have in a kit visit wwwredcross.org and click on the tab “Preparing and Getting Trained” then click on “Preparedness Fast Facts”.

Also check wwwfema.gov

Both sites have good information.

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Old 02-14-2012, 01:44 PM   #2
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If you really want to get crazy about it, start watching Doomsday Preppers on cable. Think it might be on National Geographic Channel. I'm waiting to see someone with a FGRV as part of their "bug out" kit. Those people are a bit over the top for me but if it makes them feel secure, so be it.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:49 PM   #3
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Non-Fema disasters

If one is concerned about this class of events it's the non-Fema class where not even Fema vehicles can move, where you are really dependent on yourself and maybe your neighbors.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:02 PM   #4
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Carrington Event

This happened and was the kind of event that would stop your Tow Vehicle cold unless you had a VW or older vehicle that did not depend on electronic controls.

Homeland Security takes on The Carrington Event | Watts Up With That?
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:07 PM   #5
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I am as prepared as I ever was because I realize the realities of "situations" but I'm not going overboard. Those that were basically always more or less prepared for the worse will be and those that weren't probably still won't be but then, they will come and take my stuff anyway so..........living one day at a time and trying to make it count!
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:54 PM   #6
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Everyone better get ready.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:40 PM   #7
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Anyone who lives in California better have a "EVAC-READY" bag. I have been thru the quakes of 71 & 94 in the San Fernando Valley. My husband and I went to local thrift stores and bought us each two backpacks. One for our clothes/shoes & personal medication. Of the other two bags, his contains food & water. My second bag has all emergency medical equipment. With my medical background Iam always prepared to be a first responder. Just look back on Katrina and see how screwed up the government will be after a great disaster. YOU BETTER BE PREPARED OR KISS YOUR YOU KNOW WHAT GOODBYE !!!!!
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:46 PM   #8
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Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson will be accompanying us, so there will be NO worry of our stuff been taken. Cathi P. sounds like the type of person I will be helping out. Don't you have things called TORNADOES that come thru Kansas?
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:48 PM   #9
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I was in Joplin the week after the Tornado with my 17' Fiberglass Bug-Out kit.
Amateur Radio operators had Radio Networks set up and running within an hour of the event to help with Logistics in the area because some are ready and we rehearse these things happening.

I can use the trailer as anything from a Hotel Room to a Mobile Command Post within a few minutes usually if need be.

I can be fully self-sustaining if needed and am only limited by my supply of food and water and was really comfortable too,a lot more comfortable than the locals who lost everything.

Part of the appeal for me of our tiny rigs is exactly this capability.

These things really do happen,I would like to be of help if I can.

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Old 02-14-2012, 05:54 PM   #10
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This happened and was the kind of event that would stop your Tow Vehicle cold unless you had a VW or older vehicle that did not depend on electronic controls.

Homeland Security takes on The Carrington Event | Watts Up With That?
Yeah baby! I got it!
AND I'm ready , I'm one of prepared (as much as I can be).
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:56 PM   #11
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I'm not at all prepared. I don't even know where the duct tape is.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:02 PM   #12
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Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson will be accompanying us, so there will be NO worry of our stuff been taken. Cathi P. sounds like the type of person I will be helping out. Don't you have things called TORNADOES that come thru Kansas?
Actually, I saw more tornadoes in the Michiana area when I was a child than as an adult in Kansas. Funny how everyone associates Kansas with tornadoes - probably a "Dorothy" thing. Glad we gave up TV! I don't think I'll be needing anyone's help, thank you! Did I not say that I was as prepared as I ever was? I was actually in southeast AL when Katrina hit and many of those people fleeing that area had came to the RV park where we were staying. Ever been in an ice storm where the electricity was off for a few days and/or been snow bound for a few days with drifts higher than your house? What if? Whatever. I don't need Smith and Wesson. I feel much safer with God at my side.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:15 PM   #13
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We are ALL better off than most because we have movable "homes." I know the events I could deal with would be better (for me) during the camping season when my trailer is outfitted. Right now, it's winterized... no food, no water, no clothes, no linens. But even still it would be a warm dry place if necessary. I refuse to live in fear, but do consider preparations to be prudent no matter if I owned a trailer or not. I'm actually less worried now that I no longer have a small child at home. And on and on and on....
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:57 PM   #14
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I actually have 2 grab-and-go kits. One in case I need to shelter or run FROM a disaster. It has never been used. This is very much my good fortune. The other has been used several times. This is because of other people's misfortune. I use it to run TO a disaster. I an one of those people that always flock to any disaster anywhere in the country. We all wear red and white vests that say "American Red Cross Disaster Relief" on them
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