Idea exchange on Hurricane Preperations

Idea exchange on Hurricane Preperations

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“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#1 Apr 26, 2013
I wanted to start a thread for people who need help on hurricane perpetrations .

Some background on me , I have been a Firefighter and been through two hurricanes.

One totally unprepared because there was no way to warn us another totally prepared and sheltering two families.

If you have any questions please feel free to post back.

Goodland, FL

#2 May 2, 2013
Do you have a list of items each household should keep in stock?

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#3 May 2, 2013
GoodnBad wrote:
Do you have a list of items each household should keep in stock?
I have never seen a good one because every house is different.

#1 Drinking water and other fluids (water gets boring)
Food ,you can cook and don't have to
Grill and or camp stove with fuel
Can opener
First Aid Kit / fire extinguisher
A weather radio
Flashlight(S) and lantern(S)( LED )
12v cigarette lighter cell phone charger
Any supplies you use in the bathroom
Cash ( not credit cards )
Paper cups plates , plastic knives ,spoons and forks
Large supply of extra strong garbage bags

This is a quick start because in each item you could write an article .

Age and single or married with kids is going to make a big difference.

I would suggest to think as if you are going to go camping for a week and list everything you need.

It also depends on your skill level ,would you feel safe on a ladder or using a chain saw ?

Do you have a closet you can devote to hurricane supplies so everything is in one place ?

I would suggest you read this over and use it as a starting point by saying do I have this as a minimum.

Then your next questions will probably be more categorized .

In example ; say you live in a small house and wonder where do I get room to store 2 gallons of drinking water per person per day ?

Here is one possible solution :

Please feel free to write back any questions .

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