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..................................POP QUIZ......................

 

Purpose:

---solidify some things in your mind

---to prove you have some back up things already among your daily 'STUFF'.

 

Purpose Is Not:

---NOT to stress you out so do this as you feel like it. Should be fairly quick.

 

 

Premise: TWO is ONE.... ONE is NONE.... and THREE IS A GUARANTEEEEEE.....

 

:grinning-smiley-044: {Ahhhhh....no, not really any guarantees but, you get the point.} :grinning-smiley-044:

 

 

Directions:

--Fill in the blanks as they apply to your household as of today.

--Assume LIGHTS OFF scenario.

--Use piece of paper [or..just be careful - don't reveal ALL your secrets on the board] .....but we can discuss if you have comments/questions.

 

 

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WATER A -

     

    1

    2

    3

     

    WATER B -

       

      1

      2

      3

       

      SHELTER

         

        1

        2

        3

         

        Clothing - [a subcategory of 'SHELTER' in my reckoning.... list your best, durable outfit for each condition if you're surviving in the elements.]

         

        1 ...Cold/winter/ snow

        2 …Hot/dry/sunny

        3 ...Rainy/ windy/ muddy

         

         

        Footwear - [same as above...but possibly even more important than clothing]

         

        1 ...Cold/winter/ snow

        2 …Hot/dry/sunny

        3 ...Rainy/ windy/ muddy

         

        LIGHTING - [three ways....]

         

        1

        2

        3

         

        COMMUNICATIONS - [subcategory of TOOLS but keeping this simple]

         

        1

        2

        3

         

         

        SANITATION A - [washing]

         

        1

        2

        3

         

        SANITATION B - [toilet]

         

        1

        2

        3

         

        HEALTH / FIRST AID - [meds, OTC, bandages, …..long term without Walgreens available.]

         

        1

        2

        3

         

        IMPORTANT PAPERWORK - [First,can you find them? Then 3 ways to transport them securely...change of SHELTER scenario]

         

        1

        2

        3

         

        FOOD A - [three meals without electricity...note logistics/equipment needed]

         

        1

        2

        3

         

        FOOD B - [ three meals while in transit to your SHELTER....note logistics/equipment needed]

         

        1

        2

        3

         

        SANITY - [three things to keep your mental/emotional health stable....fun things, challenging puzzles, Bible....]

         

        1

        2

        3

         

        DEFENSE - [three non-standard methods to 'defend the castle' ...cuz we know about the Other ways]

        1

        2

        3

         

        ANIMAL / PETS - [Can you care for their needs if you have to change SHELTER from house to.....somewhere else...cuz lightning struck and your house burned down! ]

         

        1

        2

        3

         

        ===================/=====================/==========================

         

         

        If you can fill in these blanks, you're doing pretty well. Keep your options open. Find non-standard alternatives. NOTICE ...be AWARE of... things that might be used in different ways.

         

         

        MtRider :pc_coffee:

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I added two more at the bottom.


WATER A -


  1. 1. 5 gal. jugs (got)
    2. Water bob (got)
    3. Barrels (need)

    WATER B -

    1. 1. Boil (can do)
      2. Bleach (got)
      3. Berkey (got)

      SHELTER –

      1. 1. House (got)
        2. Jeep (got)
        3. Son’s house or Hotel (can do)

        Clothing - [a subcategory of 'SHELTER' in my reckoning.... list your best, durable outfit for each condition if you're surviving in the elements.]
        1 ...Cold/winter/ snow Plenty of coats, hats, gloves, boots, socks etc. *
        2 …Hot/dry/sunny Lots of tanks, tees, and shorts. Also floppy hats. And those towels you wet to stay cool.
        3 ...Rainy/ windy/ muddy A couple of hooded rain coats and umbrellas. I need rain boots.
        *The best and warmest pants I ever had were a pair of bibbed ski pants. I could stay out blowing snow for hours and not get cold. I got them for .50 at Good Will. They finally wore out. I really need to replace them!

        Footwear - [same as above...but possibly even more important than clothing]
        1 ...Cold/winter/ snow I have a few pair of winter boots.
        2 …Hot/dry/sunny I have some comfy sandals and Nike tennis shoes. And 1 pair of hiking shoes.
        3 ...Rainy/ windy/ muddy Crocs. I need rain boots.

        LIGHTING - [three ways....].
        1. Wind up lights (got)
        2. Solar lights (got)
        3. Kerosene and candles (got)

        COMMUNICATIONS - [subcategory of TOOLS but keeping this simple]
        1. Wind up radios (got)
        2. Short Wave radio (got)
        3. Police Scanner (need)

        SANITATION A - [washing]
        1. Water (never enough)
        2. Baby Wipes (got)
        3. Baby Powder/Cornstarch to cover funk and make me feel cleaner and dry (got)

        SANITATION B - [toilet]
        1. Potty Buckets (got 2 and lots of grocery bags for liners)
        2. Kitty Litter (got 6 buckets full)
        3. Woods behind my house (got)

        HEALTH / FIRST AID - [meds, OTC, bandages, …..long term without Walgreens available.]
        1. Plenty of OTC meds etc. (got)
        2. Lots of rounds of Rx. (got)
        3. Lots of medical ‘equipment’ (got)

        IMPORTANT PAPERWORK - [First,can you find them? Then 3 ways to transport them securely...change of SHELTER scenario]
        1. I know where they all are (done)
        2. I need to scan/print and put in a folder (need to do)
        3. After scanning, I need to get them all on a thumb drive. (need to do)

        FOOD A - [three meals without electricity...note logistics/equipment needed]
        1. I have lots of tin canned food.
        2. I have homed canned food.
        3. I have dehydrated snacks.
        I have 1 small charcoal grill I could use if I had to.

        FOOD B - [ three meals while in transit to your SHELTER....note logistics/equipment needed]
        1. Cheese and Crackers (got)
        2. Protein Bars (got)
        3. I’m not prepared for this!

        SANITY - [three things to keep your mental/emotional health stable....fun things, challenging puzzles, Bible....]
        1. Books of all kinds, Kindle (got)
        2. Puzzles, Toys, Coloring Books, Crossword Books, Word Search Books etc. (got)
        3. Yarn Crafts and Material for quilting. (got)

        DEFENSE - [three non-standard methods to 'defend the castle' ...cuz we know about the Other ways]
        1. Pepper Spray stowed around. (got)
        2. Fire Extinguishers in every room. (got)
        3. Kitchen Knives? I really don’t want to get that close to ‘them’
        I have the ‘other’ way too.

        ANIMAL / PETS - [Can you care for their needs if you have to change SHELTER from house to.....somewhere else...cuz lightning struck and your house burned down! ]

        1. N/A
        2. N/A
        3. N/A

        Heat
        1. Fireplace (got)
        2. Blankets, Quilts. (got) I need a sleeping bag!
        3. Buddy Heater thing

        Security
        1. Privacy fence (most of it is still standing)
        2. Outside Lights. (got)
        3. Broken glass. (got some-need more)

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Remember in sunny/hot/dry conditions that you'll want clothing to cover you from the sun.. so lightweight pants (or skirt) and a long sleeve you can layer over a tank..

 

Water.. this is always an issue.. I can store some.. but I need to be able to store more and need an alternative plan for long term. Oh and a large volume filter option.

 

Rainy/Muddy is hit and miss.. we just don't need that gear much.. so while I couldn't outfit everyone.. we could manage several people at a time.

 

Defense - got enough people to keep watch which will help

bow

wasp spray

knives (kitchen and throwing as well as tomahawks for throwing)

hair spray and a lighter

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It looks like I have some holes in my preps!!! Dang it... :ph34r:


 

 

Directions:

--Fill in the blanks as they apply to your household as of today.

--Assume LIGHTS OFF scenario.

--Use piece of paper [or..just be careful - don't reveal ALL your secrets on the board] .....but we can discuss if you have comments/questions.

 

 

===============================================/====================

 

WATER A -

 

1 Barrel

2 Bathtubs

3 5 Gallon containers

 

WATER B -

 

1 Berkey or homemade filter if necessary

2 Desalinator...tested in our bay and effective

3 Boiling as last resort to fresh water sources.

 

SHELTER

 

1 Our home, clubhouse, inlaw's house a few doors down if necessary.

2 DD Jungle hammocks... we use these ALL THE TIME and I get my best sleep in them.

3 Usual camping gear...large ground tents, small ground tents, pavillion.

4. Last resort if stuck on this peninsula...large boat barn.

 

Clothing - [a subcategory of 'SHELTER' in my reckoning.... list your best, durable outfit for each condition if you're surviving in the elements.]

 

1 ...Cold/winter/ snow...Plenty of Swazi gear, winter motorcycle gear, boots, hats, etc. It's rarely used because we have short winters.

2 …Hot/dry/sunny...Plenty of quick dry outdoor flexible clothing, sandals, hiking boots.

3 ...Rainy/ windy/ muddy. Got it covered. Since we live in a saltwater environment, most of our clothing is meant to get wet, dirty and brush off and dry quickly. Sometimes you just get wet and deal with it!!!

 

 

Footwear - [same as above...but possibly even more important than clothing]

 

1 ...Cold/winter/ snow. We could use better cold weather boots.

2 …Hot/dry/sunny. Got it.

3 ...Rainy/ windy/ muddy. Got it.

 

LIGHTING - [three ways....]

 

1 Flashlights and lanterns with rechargeable batteries and solar chargers.

2 Candles

3 Solar lights and solar strips to wrap around trees or whatever.

 

COMMUNICATIONS - [subcategory of TOOLS but keeping this simple]

 

1 Mobile Phones

2 Walkie talkies

3 Weather radios that crank or use rechargeable batteries

 

 

SANITATION A - [washing]

 

1 I have 2 big tubs preset for this issue. It has plungers, soaps, hanging line, etc.

2 Plenty of baby wipes, dry shampoos, Germex, toiletries

3 Jump in the bay and deal with being a little salty!

 

SANITATION B - [toilet]

 

1 Flushing portapottie. New/unused.

2 Dig a hole.

3 I should probably get more plastic bags, sawdust, and 5 gallon bucket conversion!!! I have plenty of 5 gallon buckets, and could always add sand for layers.

 

HEALTH / FIRST AID - [meds, OTC, bandages, …..long term without Walgreens available.]

 

1 Multiple first aid kits

2 Big tubs filled with wound care supplies, gloves, etc.

3 Big tubs filled with OTC meds, Fish Antibiotics, etc.

4. Herbal supplies for Ayurvetic Medicine, Western herbalism, etc.

 

IMPORTANT PAPERWORK - [First,can you find them? Then 3 ways to transport them securely...change of SHELTER scenario]

 

1 Preset paperwork in small file in our 15 minute evacuation room. We also have lockable/portable safe.

2 Scanned documents in Terabyte drive

3***Need copies in all our BOBs!!!***

 

FOOD A - [three meals without electricity...note logistics/equipment needed]

 

1 We have 12 cases of MRE's.

2 Lots of freeze dried foods that can be made delicious using stored spices and our dutch oven on volcano stove. I love that stove because it uses propane, charcoal, wood...whatever you have on hand.

3 Any number of homemade and store bought canned goods in our big pantry. We can heat on Jetboil, Kelly Kettle, Volcano stove, or eat cold as necessary.

4 ***I sure wish we had invested in a Solar Oven by now!!!

 

FOOD B - [ three meals while in transit to your SHELTER....note logistics/equipment needed]

 

1 Easy Mountain House meals...just boil water in jet boil.

2 We store tons of meat sticks and jerky.

3 We keep large amounts of Cliff bars and Bison Bars for EDC. Our BOBs, EDC, GHB are stuffed with them! We eat them all the time.

 

SANITY - [three things to keep your mental/emotional health stable....fun things, challenging puzzles, Bible....]

 

1 Music

2 Books: Spiritual, homesteading, medicinal, fiction

3 Games, cards, etc

 

DEFENSE - [three non-standard methods to 'defend the castle' ...cuz we know about the Other ways]

1 I need to think more on this... We have 3 story rooftops and can see people coming and going from our part of the peninsula by water or by ground/road.

2

3

 

ANIMAL / PETS - [Can you care for their needs if you have to change SHELTER from house to.....somewhere else...cuz lightning struck and your house burned down! ]

 

1 If my house burned down then all my animal preps burned with it. :(:sigh::sSig_help2::shrug::gaah::smiley_shitfan:

2

3

 

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Good thots, ladies! :thumbs:

 

Heat and Security are good ones, Jeepers. Some climates don't have to worry about heat beyond additional clothing. But most of us do. :frozen::campfire:

 

 

 

 

Jeanette.....I think I'm looking for a pet BOB that would be grabbed as you EVAC... including all mandatory paperwork such as ownership, pedigree if it matters; vet certificates of immunization, etc. Spare leash/collar. Water/food dishes. ....

 

 

I've had so many times when people up and REFUSE to EVAC cuz ..."it will never happen to them....". So in this one, as 'Game Master'....I just burned their house down! :curtsey::lol:

 

 

MtRider :pc_coffee:

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:lol: I think a lot of us have some things we got mostly for Post-Hooey....put somewhere...forgot about it.

 

 

Good reminder tho, huh?

 

MtRider :dusting: out the cobwebs ....in my brain occasionally!

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