tlb747 wrote:I need to make sure that I bring some soap the next time.
Thanks for the tip. I’ll add more to the kit.
Here in earthquake country (about a half-mile from the Hayward fault) Katrina was a bit of an eye opener. We’ve started getting serious about this disaster preparedness stuff. The house is already bolted to the foundation, and all of the big obvious things that can fall over are bolted to studs, water heater strapped down, etc. so that is about all we can do inside the house.
From now on I’ll keep at least a half-tank of gas in my 4-wheel drive truck. Makes the sticker shock at the pump a bit easier, psychologically.
Food, water ,etc. we have ordered up the following:
(4) Three day MRE rations (two for the house, one for each vehicle)
(1) Three day emergency supply kits for two (for the house)
(1) Three day emergency supply kit for one (for the vehicles)
(2) Shotguns (one each for mr. $ mrs. hammy)
The MREs and emergency kits (which include additional water and food) have a five-year shelf love. The MREs were from www.saratogatradingcompany.com
and have yet to ship (something about all MRE shipments are kind of tied up going to disaster relief and the military – they promise to ship next week, but I am not betting on it).
The emergency supply kits are from www.earlybirdsaftey.com
. Anyone could probably put these together cheaper, but we are either too lazy or do not have time. These should be here within days, and I’m on the ten-day wait periods for the guns.
Next up is to purchase a tent and a couple of sleeping bags. The last thing on the current things-to-do list is to investigate emergency generators and/or solar power options for power. Probably after the holidays for those.
Gotta be prepared . . .