I AGREE THAT IS A MINUMUM AN NONE OF IT IS SOMETHING YOU CANT USE IN NORMAL USE OR A WASTE OF MONEY. BUY CANNED FOOD YOU LIKE AN ROATE IT OUT IN NORMAL USE.-5-days food in the house.
-A way to secure and purify water
-Basic medicines and first aid supplies
-Food and supplies for pets
-Alternate communications (hand held radios)
-Stored fuel (Gasoline, propane, etc…)
-A way to keep warm, a way to keep dry.
-Candles, lanterns, flashlights…
-Battery operated radio to listen for news reports.
-A way to dispose of human waste (and this is a subject many avoid or ignore – don’t!)
-And it goes without me saying that I think all of us should be armed and dangerous.
ONE REALLY BIG ICE STORM HERE FOLLOWED BY SNOW AN WE WOULD BE SCREWED. I KEEP 20 GALLONS OF GAS ON HAND IN CANS AN THE BOAT IS FULL HOLDING 30 IF I NEED TO DRAIN IT SO 50 TOTAL PLUS WHATS INTHE TRUCKS, CARS, ATV, MOTOR CYCLE. I HAVE AN 12V ELETRIC PUMP AS WELL AS HOSES. IT MAKES A GOOD STORAGE TANK IN THE WINTER WITH STABIL IN IT. IN THE SPRING ILL JUST RUN IT AS NORMAL. THE SMALL GENERATER IN CASE I NEED TO RUN THE HOUSE PUMP, FURNACE, SOME LIGHTS ETC. FIRE WOOD AN A TWO FIRE PLACES.
DON T FORGET TO HAVE EXTRA PERSCRIPTIONS SOME CASH . ATM DONT WORK IN A DIASTER.
ALSO IMPORTANT IMO A AGREED ON MEETING PLACE. IF EVERY ONE NEEDS TO FLEE FROM THE AREA ALL FAIMLYS AN FRIENDS. THERE WONT BE PHONES. YOU NEED TO KNOW WERE TO GO. WE HAVE TWO PLACES ONE NORTH ONE WEST. WONT GO SOUTH THATS TOWARD CHICAGO . AGREE WERE TO PLACE NOTES WERE YOUR GOING IF YOU LEAVE THAT PLACE. WE USED TO THAT UP IN THE MOUTAINS WHEN MOVING CAMP DURING HUNTING SEASONS. THERE WAS A POST WERE WE WOULD LEAVE A MEASSAGE UNDER A ROCK EVERY YEAR FOR THOSE COMING UP LATER IN THE WEEK.
IMO ALWAYS HAVE A VEHICLE AT LEAST HALF FULL OF GAS OR MORE. HOW MANNYHERE CAN GET IN THERE CAR AN DRIVE 300 MILES WITH OUT STOPPING????? OR EVEN 150?????
YEA KEEP A GUN BUT DONT MAKE IT A HUGE BURDEN AN OR A TARGET IMO . A GUY WITH 3 AKS AN A CLOCK MIGHT GET NOTICED AN PLUCKED.