Are you prepared - at least for a 72 hr. emergency?
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    Question Are you prepared - at least for a 72 hr. emergency?

    Are you? And if so, how have you prepared?

    If not, do you plan on preparing over the next several months?

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    Probably not as prepared as I should be.

    I do have
    ~batteries
    ~lanterns
    ~flashlights
    ~propane laterns with fuel
    ~bottled water
    ~frozen ice in water bottles in the big freezer...can use to keep items cold
    ~canned meat/beans
    ~have a propane stove with fuel for cooking
    ~matches

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    Yes, I think we could handle 72 hours well, except for maybe heat if were extremely cold.

    On hand we have
    ~batteries
    ~lanterns (hurricane lamp & oil and battery operated campling lantern)
    ~flashlights
    ~bottled water
    ~canned meat/beans, other ready to eat food
    ~have a gas stovetop that works when power is out, just need to use match to light it
    ~matches
    ~ gas grill for outdoor cooking
    ~ large jar candles
    ~ board games, books, etc. to keep us occupied

    If the heat off is an issue, we will put up the pup tent in the basement, all cuddle in there with layers of clothes and sleeping bags and the instant hand warmers used by skiers. I also have hot water botttles we can use (heat water on gas stove.)

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    I also keep paper supplies on hand just for emergencies so that if water is an issue we won't have to worry about dishes. I keep Clorox wipes and baby wipes on hand to use for the same reason.

    Whenever there is a weather warning (potential for losing power i.e. severe thunderstorm, ice storm, etc.) I get all of our laundry caught up. If the power were to go out for an extended period of time, I don't want to get stuck with piles of stinky laundry!

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    After this year, yes!

    We have.......

    - candles and lighters
    - batteries
    - flashlights
    - weather alert radio
    - battery operated tv/radio (unfortunately we can't pick up any tv stations!)
    - generator and gas
    - canned goods
    - gas grill and old cookware that can be used on it
    - MRE's
    - bottled water
    - bags of ice in the chest freezer
    - flashlight lantern with emergency sirens and radio
    - paper towels
    - water stored for the dogs
    - water stored for flushing the toilets
    - board games, puzzles, plenty of books

    and I'm sure there's plenty more that's not coming to mind right now!

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    Well, on hand we have: batteries, flashlight, battery-operated radio, bottled water, and plenty of canned goods to last us a while. One of the things on my to-do list is to put together a box of emergency supplies, including a list of account numbers, phone numbers, etc, in the basement.

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    I think we're pretty prepared. We have:

    bottled water/juice boxes
    water for flushing toilets
    canned food
    flashlights
    batteries
    gas grill with extra propane tank for cooking
    battery operated radio
    gas heater AND kerosene heater (warmth wouldn't be a problem)
    candles and matches
    paper goods (plates, napkins, etc)
    Clorox wipes and baby wipes
    plenty of books, games, etc.


    BlessedMommy - I do the same thing with the laundry!! I also vaccum, mop and clean the bathroom. I figure I can handle a 2 or 3 day crisis better if I'm not surrounded by stinky laundry and a dirty house!

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    lol AT you 2! I would have never thought of laundry or the house. Guess that shows what kind of person I am.

    ~We have wood cut
    ~Food in the pantry
    ~block ice in the deep freezer to help take up room that would act as a coolant if need be
    ~ plenty of candles
    ~ Flashlights and batteries
    ~ if we needed to flush the toilet we could get H2 o from the pool
    ~ plenty of dog and cat food

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    Great topic!

    I am proud to say that we would be okay. I say proud because we wouldn't have been able to do this a month ago!

    We have:

    ~plenty of canned and dehydrated food.
    ~ drinking water
    ~plenty of water and food for the kitties and extra litter too.
    ~plenty of charcoal for the grill.
    ~a natural gas cook stove
    ~extra gas for the cook stove and lanterns.
    ~lanterns
    ~headlamps
    ~flashlights
    ~lots of candles
    ~strike anywhere kitchen matches
    ~a lighter
    ~recharged batteries
    ~plenty of extra blankets and warm sleeping bags and an air matress that's blown up wiith battery power.
    ~a tent for indoors! Us too!
    ~water bottles to hold hot water
    ~enough toiltries, medicine, first aid, I keep a three month supply of perscription medicines in my medicine cabinet. I have enough paper towels, cleaning supplies, etc in the stockpile!

    It feels great!

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    LOL Tater! I forgot that I clean the house then, too! The thought of no vacuum, etc. motivates me to actually do it! Actually, anytime I sense a crisis coming (I seem to have a 6th sense for that!) or if we're leaving on a trip, I frantically clean! I'm usually not so concerned with the house being clean...stress just brings that out in me!

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    We have:

    lots of easily fixed foods

    propane stoves (huge tank)

    grill with 100 Lbs of charcoal

    buddy burners

    solar cooker

    hand pump on one well

    lots of books, yarn (for crochet, knitting), board games, piano, etc for entertainment

    hand powered radio and flashlights

    lots of warm clothing, blankets, hats, gloves, hand/foot/body warmers , rice warmers (heat on the top of the grill)

    extra medicines

    well stocked first aid kits

    exta cell phone batteries, and hand chargers for them

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    we don't have anything put into any onw place, but we do have most of the same things everyone else mentioned, except the radio.

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