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Post by Z!re » Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:01 am

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Re: are you prepared for emergencies with a kit?

Post by moneo » Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:07 pm

sid6.7 wrote: "are you prepared for emergencies with a kit?"
I've been following this thread for a week now. Basically, Sid, you have a good idea, and some of your suggestions, and those by others, are good.

I would just like to clarify that it's impossible to be prepared for every kind of disaster or mishap situation. If you live in an area subject to frequent tornados, hurricanes, blizzards, avalanches, forest fires, etc., then stock your emergency kit accordingly, and make a survival plan to fit your situation.

Being ready for anything can drive you crazy. Like if every time you go out with your car you load up with snow chains, an extra car battery, an extra gas can, spare parts for the car, like radiator hoses, a manual tire pump, a winch, sand bags, flares, guns and ammo, a complete tool box, an extra jack, an extra spare tire, food and water for 3 days, blankets, boots, a chain saw, shovels, etc., etc. Unless you live in a remote wilderness area, most of this "extra readiness" stuff is not necessary and somewhat ridiculous.

So, I think that all of us have to be prepared for the dangers that are most probable where we live, not every danger we can think of.

An extra point about emergency kits, if no one mentioned it, is that you need to refresh and test the kit every so often. For example, a fire extinguisher is useless after a year or so. Food and water go bad, and batteries die out.

Someone mentioned common sense. That's important.

Anyway, thanks for your ideas.

Regards..... Moneo

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Post by {Nathan} » Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:30 pm

Finally. A sensible, non-flaming post.

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Post by moneo » Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:18 pm

Nathan1993 wrote:Finally. A sensible, non-flaming post.

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Thanks, Nathan, I appreciate your kind words.

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Post by Pritchard » Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:38 am

Yum. Pizza.

"OMFG lik ur post was *REALLY* helpful!!! . . . Not"

For me some pairs of socks, coal, and a little bit of bleach or smth should be enough to keep my water almost drinkable out in the wild for a while :D

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Post by bungytheworm » Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:25 am

Avoid getting thirsty, fill your freeze with beer 8)

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Post by {Nathan} » Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:03 pm

lurah wrote:Avoid getting thirsty, fill your freeze with beer 8)
The cans will explode due to the carbonation. Happed to me a ton of times.
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Post by sid6.7 » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:34 pm

here is another example of how quickly
society crumbles without water or electricity
after just 2 days....

http://tinyurl.com/mynbm


ya never know aye? maybe coming to your neighborhood
soon? sure wouldnt hurt to prepare....

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Post by Z!re » Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:53 am

sid6.7 wrote:here is another example of how quickly
society crumbles without water or electricity
after just 2 days....

http://tinyurl.com/mynbm


ya never know aye? maybe coming to your neighborhood
soon? sure wouldnt hurt to prepare....
Strange, we've had ower outages and lack of gov provided water in swe several times, there's a few villages in sweden that has been without water/electricity for months now since some storm.

Guess what? Go ahead, take a wild guess...

Ya, thats right, you're retarded. Good guess.

Here's a pro-tip for you, education. Try it sometime. Fascinating how the most educated nations in the world are also the ones with the least crime, and how those same nations are inhabited by rational people. What a strange coincidence! People with education dont freak out when there's a power otuage, nor do they stock up like braindead hamsters when the government says: OMFG THREAT LEVEL BANANA PINEAPPLE ELEPHANT JUICE!

BETTER COVER YOUR HOUSE IN PLASTIC AND DUCTAPE NOW! GO GO GO! NEVER KNOW WHEN THERE'S GONNA BE AN ATTACK OF SARIN GAS! OR SMALLPOX! OR ANTHRAX! OR A NUKE! GODDAMNED! A NUKE!
BUILD A SHELTER! QUICK! HURRY! YOU'RE ALL GONNA DIE!
DIE! TERROR! PLAGUE! WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! PANIC!


Or you could just relax a bit and get some education. Interesstingly, I have candles, matches, water, ability to warm myself with fire, shelter, knowledge to survive in the "wild" and food (non-refrigerated) to last me for a month.

And guess what... I didnt get it cause im freaked out and scared shitless. I got it cause it's common fork sense. No need to go retarded just beacuse there's been a year long campaign on TV talking about terrorists and WMD's, trust your government!

Education and common sense, get some or stfu!
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Post by {Nathan} » Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:59 pm

Z!re wrote:Fascinating how the most educated nations in the world are also the ones with the least crime, and how those same nations are inhabited by rational people.
I hate to say it, but America is an educated country. Why arn't you being rational? You are educated -- you're a great programmer. I don't believe that sid was trying to imply panic. However, in south-east Ohio, flooding is a major problem. During the spring, many homes go without electricity or water, and sometimes without food for many days.

Although very few die, it would make the expierience a hell of a lot more comfortable. I know that I, for one, like having food, water, and warmth.
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Post by Z!re » Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:13 am

Nathan1993 wrote:I hate to say it, but America is an educated country.
Good one :D made my day :lol:
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Post by {Nathan} » Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:53 am

America makes an attempt to be an educated country. It's illegal to not go to school until 9th grade or your 16 years old.
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Post by Z!re » Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:37 pm

Nathan1993 wrote:America makes an attempt to be an educated country. It's illegal to not go to school until 9th grade or your 16 years old.
Yes, indeed.
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