Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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)

(Excerpt) Read more at prep-blog.com ...


TOPICS: Weather
KEYWORDS: hurricanesandy; newjersey; preparedness; preppers
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-84 next last
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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

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.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

bttt


3 posted on 10/25/2012 5:14:17 PM PDT by adc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Is this the October surprise?


4 posted on 10/25/2012 5:21:29 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Scissors, fabric, sewing supplies.

Check.


6 posted on 10/25/2012 5:23:16 PM PDT by madison10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Vote early if you can.


10 posted on 10/25/2012 5:26:55 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer
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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: SuziQ

Power can still be out, tree branches can still be down. Inconvenience can lead to people not voting.


21 posted on 10/25/2012 5:54:42 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Having been through several of these I would recommend these steps first prior to a hurricane.

1. Fill your car up with gas
2. Fill a gas can or two
3. Get water, then some more water
4. Get food that doesn’t need to be cooked.
5. Propane
6. Batteries
7. Generator only if you need electricity (really need it)
8. Plywood for windows
9. Plastic sheeting
10. tarps.
11. Some cards or other games to play, boredom will set it.


22 posted on 10/25/2012 5:54:58 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Senator Goldwater

I’m so glad I’m not the only one!

I LOL’d at goats and chickens.


23 posted on 10/25/2012 5:57:03 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

bad list a couple in there made some practical ideas., One or two on the list made it but you need a real ax, hoe, shovel, and the means to sharpen with just hand tools. Could be a good set of files might be worth a lot should the SHTF>


24 posted on 10/25/2012 6:04:42 PM PDT by nomorelurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

I’m in central MA. Not too worried after the ice storm of 2008 where we lost power for 8 days. Now I’m better prepared. The only thing I need to work off my generator is my sump pump and a light and my cellphone charger.

I’ll put the plow frame on my ATV just in case, we’re at 1100 feet above sea level.

My greatest worry is not power but the rain fall total. My sump pump will get a work out and I pray it holds up.


25 posted on 10/25/2012 6:07:53 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Good Gawd Kart!

I think I went bankrupt just READING that list!

:)


26 posted on 10/25/2012 6:14:07 PM PDT by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver

If you have a freezerfull of food you need several good, insulated coolers/ice chests, and scope out handy nearby sources for ice to fill them, grab some as soon as it becomes evident that widespread power outage is imminent, don’t wait, it will be gone and not likely replaced, stores will be out of power, too. Outdoor temps are not going to be cold enough to preserve frozen food.

Water, run tubs and sinks full for bathing and washing dishes. Conserves bottled water for consumption.

Candles, firewood, board games, maybe a hand cranked radio with weather and emergency band, I have a basic one from LL Bean, served me well in power outages for years.

Be on guard about fire. A fire extinguisher is a very good idea with all the candles, fire in the fireplace, etc.

Try to make it fun if you can, like camping. It does drag on, you feel dirty, can’t quite get warm, sick of ad hoc emergency food, cabin fever. You get cranky as all get out. Know it going in and find ways to stave it off. You’ll be glad you did.


27 posted on 10/25/2012 6:15:04 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

Money quote:

It is likely to hit during a full moon when tides are near their highest, increasing coastal flooding potential, NOAA forecasts warn. And with some trees still leafy and the potential for snow, power outages could last to Election Day, some meteorologists fear.

That's a week of more without electricity for those who have not prepared. 50-50 Obama declares an emergency and postpones the election.

28 posted on 10/25/2012 6:22:31 PM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pollster1

You might want to add canned chili. It’s good mixed with rice.


29 posted on 10/25/2012 6:26:58 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Not seeing beer on that list....


30 posted on 10/25/2012 6:30:21 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SauronOfMordor
You might want to add canned chili. It’s good mixed with rice.

It is good mixed with rice, and I have some, but you're right that I should have more. If there's not enough gas in a SHTF situation, that will solve the problem.

31 posted on 10/25/2012 6:39:46 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer; NautiNurse
Hurricane Sandy
32 posted on 10/25/2012 6:39:54 PM PDT by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Marcella

But then someone has to stand on the bridge waiting for FEMA to bring them a bottle of water, an MRE and a warm blanket so as to provide the Network Anchors their background ‘Money Shot’. I wonder how that will workout for them?


33 posted on 10/25/2012 6:40:26 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

You left out the mother-in-law.


34 posted on 10/25/2012 6:40:31 PM PDT by 1FreeAmerican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kidd
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.

In VA, MD, DE, and NJ, the first flurry each year is more traumatic than an unexpected blizzard dumping 10' of snow on Minnesota. The mid-Atlantic states could be interesting - especially if they lose electricity on election day with these lovely electronic voting machines.

35 posted on 10/25/2012 6:44:11 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: freedumb2003

Now I see why you have ‘dumb’ in your screen name. I said use it as a guide and that the list was made for TEOTWAWKI. It just gives people ideas and things that the might not think of. Its just an outline.


36 posted on 10/25/2012 6:55:16 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer
“But then someone has to stand on the bridge waiting for FEMA to bring them a bottle of water, an MRE and a warm blanket so as to provide the Network Anchors their background ‘Money Shot’. I wonder how that will workout for them?”

Since the liberals are in charge, they will praise FEMA if they manage to give away one bottle of water, one MRE and one blanket. Then they will say an Internet video stopped FEMA from being able to help everyone and it was a disgusting video that they had nothing to do with.

37 posted on 10/25/2012 6:57:21 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: 1FreeAmerican
"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."

Maybe I did and then maybe I didn't. ;-)
38 posted on 10/25/2012 7:03:17 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: RegulatorCountry

I know people who’ve spent $1,500 on a generator to protect $300 worth of food and have only used it once in the last 8 years.


39 posted on 10/25/2012 7:16:44 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

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

Who knew!

Good for you, for trying this! I'll have to try it soon (have my eye on a good tree up the street, lots of nuts). In school (as part of California history) we were taught about how the natives lived off of acorns and how they had to leach out the tannic acid to make them edible/palatable. I wish the teacher had gone a step further and actually done a food demonstration!

40 posted on 10/25/2012 7:34:22 PM PDT by thecodont
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver
I know someone that spent over $500 on a genset, billed it to a specific contract to cover his costs and then went on to bill it several more times on other contracts.

If you let a useful asset sit unused, you are burning money.

Side benefit is that you get to use the equipment during emergencies.

I make sure to run Stabil(tm) in it, change the oil regularly, and run it out of fuel when I'm done with it.

/johnny

41 posted on 10/25/2012 7:39:39 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: freedumb2003
3. Generator (very expensive so weigh your options)+fuel

You can purchase a 10k generator for under $3k. That is not "very expensive."

42 posted on 10/25/2012 7:40:58 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver
It's the rare winter here that it wouldn't get used for at least a day or two. Between winter ice storms, which are more common than snow storms, and the occasional hurricane remnant that makes it inland this far, it's a practical inclusion to have a generator panel wired in when the house is built. A little more complicated to retrofit an older house. I've meant to do it here but didn't get around to it, now money is a lot more dear than it was prior to 2008, so it will have to wait for better times. I can make do like I always have. There have been protracted outages in very cold weather that eventually drove me into renting a room in the closest area that still had power, though.
43 posted on 10/25/2012 7:46:28 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

How about adding wasp spray by the pepper spray at #7.
Wasp spray has a further distance spray and no one pays attention to it if you have it by the front door.

Thanks for the list.


44 posted on 10/25/2012 7:53:02 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RegulatorCountry

Fortunately I don’t have to worry about cold weather here in Tampa.


45 posted on 10/25/2012 7:55:47 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: 1_Rain_Drop
Just FYI, oven spray cleaner kills attacking dogs very quickly, but you have to be close to use it. It requires timing. One inhale, and they pretty much close up shop.

Or so I've been told. Me, I'm just a cook.

/johnny

46 posted on 10/25/2012 7:59:11 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: cuban leaf

When I was in hs, I had two chickens that would ride on my shoulders as I walked around town. I have over a hundred that year. Some weren’t so nice and would dive bomb me when I went into their shed.


47 posted on 10/25/2012 8:29:57 PM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the time of no return?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: cuban leaf

Be aware that if the chickens eat enough acorns, it can turn their yolks green. I’m told it doesn’t effect the flavor, but it can put you off if you’re not expecting it.


48 posted on 10/25/2012 8:52:47 PM PDT by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Thanks for the ping.

We here in CNY got the worst of that Perfect Storm in ‘91. We got the highest snowfall rates from the nor’easter itself and then the next day, as the storm pulled off the coast, we got nailed with as much lake effect snow, doubling the snowfall amount for the storm.

Funny thing is, my son was watching the forecast and is coming home tomorrow to put his snow tires on his car. I taught him well. :)

Anyway, I’ll be making sure we’re well stocked with supplies for this. I do for every winter anyway, but may run out to the store for perishables instead of waiting until the last minute.

You’d think that in snow country like we are here, people would plan a little better but every year, people wait until the snow is flying and conditions are deteriorating to go out and strip the shelves of bread, milk, and eggs.

Morons......


49 posted on 10/25/2012 8:53:48 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines; neverdem; AFPhys

Ping.

Considering how NYS got nailed in 1991, this might be of interest to the NY ping list.


50 posted on 10/25/2012 8:56:24 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-84 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson