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are you prepared for emergencies with a kit?

Post by sid6.7 » Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:56 pm

i made this a while ago and pass it out once in awhile
near my home...i just want people to prepare as
best they can cuase you never know....no this is
NOT a spam bot... :oops:

12 bucks could save your life

life is rarely fair are you prepared so you can get by during a bad event?

here are some FREE pointers, based losely on going to a DOLLAR store.
EVERYONE can spend 1 dollar per month to make a surival kit. if you
can spend more, good your ahead of the game then. ALMOST all
of these items can be bought at the dollar store for $1.09 ea.


1. a small bucket w/handle or small backpack to carry your gear

2. a good pocket knife.

3. flashlight(yes they are at the dollar store for 1 dollar)

4. batteries for flashlight

5. 1 gallon of water per person( at a regular store)
generally about .99 cents for 1 gallon.

you can buy any number of items for emergency food

6. 3 candy bars for a buck

7. 2 cans of veggies/soup for a buck about 4 servings

8. 1 bag of beans or rice for a buck about 10+ servings

9. 8 packets of ramen noodles and broth

10. 6 packets of matches for about 1.09(at a regular store)

11. 1 metal/ceramic cup/bowl to cook and drink out of
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total: about 11.00 + .99 tax = 11.99

this could take care of 2 people for 2-3 days...

bring your own SPOON and can opener.. :D

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Post by Z!re » Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:44 am

Unlike you americans, the rest of the civilized world dont live in fear. OMFG! DID THE THREATLEVEL JUST GO TO BANANA!? QUICK TO THE SHELTER!
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Post by Zim » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:20 am

Subtract the water and add a candle, matches, and a blanket, and you have a list of things everyone north of the Mason-Dixon should carry in their cars in the winter. Here in Wisconsin it's been known to snow up to 3 feet in a matter of a day or two. Run off the road at night during a storm and you're in for at least one day of vacation.
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Post by sid6.7 » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:33 am

Zim wrote:Subtract the water and add a candle, matches, and a blanket, and you have a list of things everyone north of the Mason-Dixon should carry in their cars in the winter. Here in Wisconsin it's been known to snow up to 3 feet in a matter of a day or two. Run off the road at night during a storm and you're in for at least one day of vacation.

good point customize the list to suit your area...

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Post by sid6.7 » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:33 am

Z!re wrote:Unlike you americans, the rest of the civilized world dont live in fear. OMFG! DID THE THREATLEVEL JUST GO TO BANANA!? QUICK TO THE SHELTER!

you do have a unique skill there zire! to turn a friendly discussion
sour...congrats... :roll:


i wonder if the people in darfur live in fear? i wonder if
the indonesian's after the tsunami lived in fear? or maybe
those pakastani's after the quake live in fear? did the kurds
live in fear at anytime prior to 2001? i wonder if the karen
peoples of SE asia live in fear? i wonder if spain, france
and britian are just a tad more careful how they go about
they're daily lives? hows about israel, lebanon and gaza
do they live in fear? how about the former yogaslavian
state like kosovo any fear there? how about tibetians
do they live in fear? hmmm i wonder in a natural disaster
do folks worry even for 1 minute? are they fearful i somalia
yet/still? i wonder why china and a number of nations have
had to kill millions of birds over the bird flu worry? i wonder
if in britian after having to kill 100,000's of cattle were a bit
nervous? i wonder if zimbabweans live in fear since their
money pracitcally devalued to ZERO in a few weeks live
in fear? i wonder if greeners arent all a twitter over global
warming, & peak oil? i wonder if the chinese were worried
when they institued the 1 child policy?

hmmm better catch up on current events and come outa
your sheltered life zire!

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Post by Andi » Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:29 pm

Z!re wrote:Unlike you americans, the rest of the civilized world dont live in fear. OMFG! DID THE THREATLEVEL JUST GO TO BANANA!? QUICK TO THE SHELTER!
I don't think most Americans behave like this.

On subject: A good pocket knife usually costs more than a buck. I paid $15 for the one I own now and it doesn't even have much gadgetry on it.
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Post by Z!re » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:05 pm

sid6.7 wrote:
Z!re wrote:Unlike you americans, the rest of the civilized world dont live in fear. OMFG! DID THE THREATLEVEL JUST GO TO BANANA!? QUICK TO THE SHELTER!

you do have a unique skill there zire! to turn a friendly discussion
sour...congrats... :roll:


i wonder if the people in darfur live in fear? i wonder if
the indonesian's after the tsunami lived in fear? or maybe
those pakastani's after the quake live in fear? did the kurds
live in fear at anytime prior to 2001? i wonder if the karen
peoples of SE asia live in fear? i wonder if spain, france
and britian are just a tad more careful how they go about
they're daily lives? hows about israel, lebanon and gaza
do they live in fear? how about the former yogaslavian
state like kosovo any fear there? how about tibetians
do they live in fear? hmmm i wonder in a natural disaster
do folks worry even for 1 minute? are they fearful i somalia
yet/still? i wonder why china and a number of nations have
had to kill millions of birds over the bird flu worry? i wonder
if in britian after having to kill 100,000's of cattle were a bit
nervous? i wonder if zimbabweans live in fear since their
money pracitcally devalued to ZERO in a few weeks live
in fear? i wonder if greeners arent all a twitter over global
warming, & peak oil? i wonder if the chinese were worried
when they institued the 1 child policy?

hmmm better catch up on current events and come outa
your sheltered life zire!
Ya, so lets all go buy a bottle of water, THAT'LL SURELY SAVE US FROM WAR/FAMINE/TSUNAMI/EARTHQUAKE
Good thinking! You could make millions if you'd make this into a book!

And I'm not intending to make this "sour" I'm intending to turn this topic into a waste, filled with urine and old diapers. Why? Cause this is a stupid "omfg end of the world" topic.
And it comes as no surprise americans post this crap. Do you even ever stop to wonder why you are so fork wired up all the time?

NO TIME FOR THAT! BANANA THREATLEVEL STILL IN AFFECT! I MUST TAKE SHELTER IN MY BATHTUB NOW! GOOD THING I HAVE A BATTERY POWERED RADIO SO I CAN HEAR WHEN THE DANGERS' OVER!

*Z!re skips away into the sunset to take cover in the bathtub*
I have left this dump.

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Post by sid6.7 » Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:33 pm

Z!re wrote: And I'm not intending to make this "sour" I'm intending to turn this topic into a waste, filled with urine and old diapers. Why? Cause this is a stupid "omfg end of the world" topic.
And it comes as no surprise americans post this crap. Do you even ever stop to wonder why you are so fork wired up all the time?

NO TIME FOR THAT! BANANA THREATLEVEL STILL IN AFFECT! I MUST TAKE SHELTER IN MY BATHTUB NOW! GOOD THING I HAVE A BATTERY POWERED RADIO SO I CAN HEAR WHEN THE DANGERS' OVER!

*Z!re skips away into the sunset to take cover in the bathtub*
oh my...the pot calling the kettle black?

my dear zire if there were a contest here today you would win hands
down as king/queen of wound/wired a tad tight over me... :roll:

BTW the "i hate americans thing" is a little over the top & passe yes?
its seeping into every conversation now and of little value....

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Post by bungytheworm » Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:11 pm

mmm...i dont get why you should buy water in bottles. Dont you have faucets there?

Yes, everyone on SE asia etc. dont have those, but if you have " DOLLAR store.", you surely have faucets too.
I dont hate Americans, but their mighty leaders does live in middle ages and times of witch hunt's.

"in name of freedom, justice and god"
Read as: Value of dollar and cheap oil for USA.

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Post by Nodtveidt » Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:21 pm

The whole point of having prepared water is in case the water service stops. It used to happen a lot here in PR. Electricity still goes out pretty often too, so having candles or lanterns is a part of life here.

lurah: our "leaders" are idiots. There's not been a smart leader in the USA since...well, since its inception.

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Post by sid6.7 » Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:44 pm

Nekrophidius wrote:The whole point of having prepared water is in case the water service stops. It used to happen a lot here in PR. Electricity still goes out pretty often too, so having candles or lanterns is a part of life here.

exactly, during a mishap things possibly dont work right
I.E...earthquake....power lines go down, pipes burst
buildings collapse....you might have to leave the comfort
of your house and get to a safe place which could be 1-2-3 days
away on foot...during that time you might need some water
or food, light, fire etc...same for snow storm, flood, tsunami
hurricane, tornado...

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Post by bungytheworm » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:32 am

Yes i know water service can stop but why buy bottled water from shop instead of filling bottles from faucets?

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Post by Z!re » Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:22 am

sid6.7 wrote:
Nekrophidius wrote:The whole point of having prepared water is in case the water service stops. It used to happen a lot here in PR. Electricity still goes out pretty often too, so having candles or lanterns is a part of life here.

exactly, during a mishap things possibly dont work right
I.E...earthquake....power lines go down, pipes burst
buildings collapse....you might have to leave the comfort
of your house and get to a safe place which could be 1-2-3 days
away on foot...during that time you might need some water
or food, light, fire etc...same for snow storm, flood, tsunami
hurricane, tornado...
OMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE! *panics*
I have left this dump.

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Post by bungytheworm » Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:53 am

Nekrophidius wrote:Electricity still goes out pretty often too, so having candles or lanterns is a part of life here.
Actually that is part of life here too. But look's like at this side of earth, having candless, matches, flashlight, batteries etc. on closet is normal thing. After all, even kid knows those can be necessary time to time.

And i allways have some canned food (fruits, meat etc.) on my closet, and i dont buy them because fear of tsunami, earthquake or anything.

Common sense is good to use, everyone should be clever enough to understand that candless might come handy sometime. To get light when electrics are of, or to give atmosphere when having some nude things with partner.

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Post by Zim » Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:15 am

lurah wrote:I dont hate Americans, but their mighty leaders does live in middle ages and times of witch hunt's.

"in name of freedom, justice and god"
Read as: Value of dollar and cheap oil for USA.
I'm generally on the conservative side of a-political, but I agree that sometimes political leadership in the USA goes over the edge. This whole "Threat Level" thing is idiotic. Let's see... is it yellow today, or orange? And what am I supposed to do about that? Let's see, if it's orange I'll watch out for people carrying box cutters and maps, but if it's yellow, I'll only watch for people carrying toothpaste and shampoo... for crying out loud...

Leading politicians, at least in the USA, are generally former lawyers. Sometimes I think putting a good computer programmer or scientist in office would bring some common sense into the arena. (or how about a good barber, auto mechanic, carpenter, or farmer?)
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Post by sid6.7 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:44 pm

hmmmm...now that there is rioting and burning today in hungary
everyone get my point? make a kit folks...

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Post by sid6.7 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:47 pm

lurah wrote:Yes i know water service can stop but why buy bottled water from shop instead of filling bottles from faucets?
faucets might not work if your pipes burst or if there is flooding
you might not be able to get to a faucet at all or during flooding
sewage and stuff will could get into the water supply if your
using resevors that are low laying...etc..

if your well is run on an electric pump your out of luck during
an eletrical outage also..so no faucet there either...

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Post by Dr_D » Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:49 am

EDIT: CONFORM!!!
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The Dr. is INsane!!!

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Post by bungytheworm » Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:09 am

??? lawyer does behind desk of president?

And yes, we all gona die, no matter do we have some damn survive kit or not. And i skip that gettin bottled water. After all, biggest lake of Finland is under mile away, so i can walk there if need.

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Post by Patz QuickBASIC Creations » Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:20 am

First off, I would like to commend sid for all of this information. Although it may not be useful in all parts of the world, it shows that he has concern for the general population. In New York, not many "disasters" happened. The most recent in my mind is when that huge power grid went down and took alot of the state with it. In Tennessee, one-inch of snow is enough to send most people into a panic, sometimes making the interstate into a parking lot. But, especially in the mid-west/west, many more disasters happen like tornados, earthquakes, etc. And since sid is from 'west USA', it's no wonder why he has this concern.

Secondly, I would hate to see another Linux Revolution-type flame war (sort of like the Evolution topic posted earlier). It's not what we need.

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