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Severe Weather Forecast: 70% chance of Perfect Storm
Prep Blog ^ | 10/25/12 | Thoreau

Posted on 10/25/2012 5:04:56 PM PDT by Kartographer

The 1991 Nor’easter that hit New England in late October was termed “the Perfect Storm”. A book and a popular movie were made, based on that storm. The more general term perfect storm refers to a rare combination of meteorological circumstances that turns an ordinary storm into a much more devastating event. It happened in October 1991, and it may happen again in October 2012. Here’s what the news and weather sources are saying:

“The Perfect Storm” was a movie about one of the worst storms to hit the east coast of the U.S. and today forecasters are describing what’s on its way to New England as the “perfect storm.” (New England may see ‘perfect storm’ with Hurricane Sandy: Likelihood increases)

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This list was complied for major SHTF, but I believe it is a very comprehensive list and recommend that you FReepers that stand a good chance to be in Sandy's path print it out and use it as a guide, an inventory list and a shopping list.



100 Items to Disappear First

1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy...target of thieves; maintenance etc.)
2. Water Filters/Purifiers
3. Portable Toilets
4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried, for home uses.
5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.
8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
10. Rice - Beans - Wheat
11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled etc.,)
12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid (Will become scarce suddenly)
13. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY - note - food grade if for drinking.
14. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won't heat a room.)
15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.
17. Survival Guide Book.
18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula. ointments/aspirin, etc.
20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
21. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
22. Vitamins
23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
25. Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)
26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
27. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Great Cooking and Barter Item)
28. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)
29. Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many).
30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
31. Milk - Powdered & Condensed (Shake Liquid every 3 to 4 months)
32. Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid) (A MUST)
33. Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST)
34. Coleman's Pump Repair Kit
35. Tuna Fish (in oil)
36. Fire Extinguishers (or..large box of Baking Soda in every room)
37. First aid kits
38. Batteries (all sizes...buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
39. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
40. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)
41. Flour, yeast & salt
42. Matches. {"Strike Anywhere" preferred.) Boxed, wooden matches will go first
43. Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators
44. Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime.)
45. Workboots, belts, Levis & durable shirts
46. Flashlights/LIGHTSTICKS & torches, "No. 76 Dietz" Lanterns
47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experience; Historic Times)
48. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting - if with wheels)
49. Men's Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
50. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
51. Fishing supplies/tools
52. Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams
53. Duct Tape
54. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
55. Candles
56. Laundry Detergent (liquid)
57. Backpacks, Duffel Bags
58. Garden tools & supplies
59. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
61. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
62. Canning supplies, (Jars/lids/wax)
63. Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
64. Bicycles...Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
65. Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
66. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
67. Board Games, Cards, Dice
68. d-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
69. Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets
70. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
71. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
73. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
75. Soysauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soupbase
76. Reading glasses
77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
78. "Survival-in-a-Can"
79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
80. Boy Scout Handbook, / also Leaders Catalog
81. Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)
82. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
83. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
84. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
85. Lumber (all types)
86. Wagons & carts (for transport to and from)
87. Cots & Inflatable mattress's
88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
89. Lantern Hangers
90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts
91. Teas
92. Coffee
93. Cigarettes
94. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)
95. Paraffin wax
96. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
97. Chewing gum/candies
98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
99. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs
100. Goats/chickens

1 posted on 10/25/2012 5:04:57 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 10/25/2012 5:09:03 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

bttt


3 posted on 10/25/2012 5:14:17 PM PDT by adc
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To: Kartographer

Is this the October surprise?


4 posted on 10/25/2012 5:21:29 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Kartographer
Sure would be handy to have a go bag, if you had to evacuate. With spare glasses, medicines, shot record, snivel gear, and a bit of food and water, among other lightweight odds and ends.

/johnny

5 posted on 10/25/2012 5:22:17 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

Scissors, fabric, sewing supplies.

Check.


6 posted on 10/25/2012 5:23:16 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Kartographer

Here’s another suggestion; If you don’t have any get yourself so space saver bags and vacuum seal yourself some changes of clothes, photo albums important papers and bedding. This way if you must bug out, because you house gets damaged, flooding, etc you will have dry stuff that’s protected from the weather on your move out.


7 posted on 10/25/2012 5:23:17 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I don’t remember the 91 thing but I live in PA


8 posted on 10/25/2012 5:23:23 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Kartographer

Didn’t you leave out the entire 2nd house you will need for all that stuff? And I am not counting goats and chickens.

How about a more reasonable list (from those of us who have actually BEEN in a natural disaster).

Plan on 2 weeks.

1. Water
2. Canned goods
3. Generator (very expensive so weigh your options)+fuel
4. Batteries
5. Flashlights
6. Oil/propane lamps (+fuel)
7. Gasoline for your car

That will get you through it. Of course if you are stranded for 2 weeks from a storm it probably means you have been flooded out and all that stuff will be washed away.

But if you expect to be in the middle somewhere that’ll get you by.


9 posted on 10/25/2012 5:24:44 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: Kartographer

Vote early if you can.


10 posted on 10/25/2012 5:26:55 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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I saw the weather channel today as they talked about this storm. They said power could be out a week or more.

I wondered how cold it was up north now, plus I was so glad I'm not there.

You know what is going to happen - people who have nothing will head to stores and there won't be enough for everyone. This is going to last for numerous days with millions affected.

What does FEMA do with millions in trouble? Many won't even go to a store as they will think FEMA will be right there after it passes.

After it's over, will anyone decide to become a prepper, even if a small time prepper? Will they change? I have to say no, because hurricanes here didn't change the behavior of those who had little or nothing. They were as bad off with Ike as they were with hurricanes before Ike.

I will just say it - most people are useless in an emergency. People are going to die.

11 posted on 10/25/2012 5:29:15 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE.)
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To: madison10

Scissors, fabric, sewing supplies.

Check.


Goats and chickens. Check.


12 posted on 10/25/2012 5:32:54 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Kartographer

Campbell’s Chunky soups are on sale at WalMart for $1.50 a can, with Progresso at $1.48. I just bought 50 cans of soup, enough to feed one person for a week (or more realistically to supplement my substantial supply of rice and add variety over the course of 50 days). I also got 500 sq ft of aluminum foil for $10.00 - you can never have too much. I’m low on cooking fuel, candles, lamp oil, and paraffin though. They’re next on my list, along with whatever is on sale at a good price, but not until after the storm if I don’t get a chance to get them tomorrow.


13 posted on 10/25/2012 5:32:59 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kartographer

“100. Goats/chickens”

Looks like I’ll be in trouble.


14 posted on 10/25/2012 5:33:45 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Marcella

For fun, I’ve been feeding my chickens hickory nuts off my trees. I sit there and crach them and the chickens are on my shoulder, my legs, my arms and sometimes they hop on my hand.

So I decided to try acorns, which I get several thousand of every year. They like them too.

So I checked the internet. Turns out that once you boil them to get rid of the tannic acid, they are very mild and really high in protein. And they...heck with it, here is more info: http://www.wisegeek.com/can-people-eat-acorns.htm

anyway, I boiled up a batch tonight, and then fried them. Awesome food!

Who knew!


15 posted on 10/25/2012 5:38:59 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Shouldn’t impact the election; it’s the week before.


16 posted on 10/25/2012 5:45:48 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: cuban leaf

You’re eating acorns? I’ll have to click on that and read. Does your tummy take that okay? Can you describe the taste?


17 posted on 10/25/2012 5:50:05 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE.)
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To: Marcella

I have a bowl right in front of me. The flavor is great, but the texture is dry. I fried them in olive oil. They would be good as an additive like bacon bits.

But I’m just getting started. :-)


18 posted on 10/25/2012 5:52:51 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Kartographer

From the article:
“Nor is it like last year’s Halloween storm, which was merely an early snowstorm in the Northeast.”

I grew up in Minnesota. I’ve seen -30F at least three times and delivered newspapers at -36F and a 35 MPH wind. I saw 4-5 tornado watches every summer. I’ve had lightning strike so close that it knocked me off my feet.

Well, last year’s Halloween storm in Connecticut was the damnest thing I’ve ever seen. Broke 20%-30% of the branches. I went outside in the middle of the storm and it sounded like a gun going off every 10 seconds. No power for almost 8 days, some went without power for three weeks. Cleanup produced a pile of brush 6 feet high by 10 feet wide by 100 feet long and two cords of firewood. I’m still cleaning up, one year later.

“...merely an early snowstorm...”?!?!?!


19 posted on 10/25/2012 5:53:27 PM PDT by kidd
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To: Vince Ferrer
Vote early if you can.

Nope. I'll walk through a blizzard to vote. I do NOT trust anyone. LOL 'Course it's only four blocks in an itty-bitty town.

20 posted on 10/25/2012 5:54:18 PM PDT by madison10
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