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FRANKENSTORM: Are You Ready for the Mutant Storm of the Century?
The Daily SHeeple ^ | 10/26/12 | Kimberly Paxton

Posted on 10/26/2012 6:58:07 PM PDT by Kartographer

Hurricane Sandy will be assaulting the East Coast, morphing into a mutation of a blizzard and a hurricane, the likes of which meteorologists claim has not been seen for more than 100 years.

Government forecasters have predicted a 90 percent chance for 4 days’ worth of gale-force winds, heavy rain, flooding and maybe snow beginning on Sunday.

Traveling from the Bahamas, the storm has taken the lives of 29 people in the Caribbean at current count. The storm is traveling up the Eastern seaboard where it is predicted to collide with a seasonal nor’easter. At that point, the fury of the blizzard and the hurricane will combine before striking the highly populated areas of Washington, DC and New York City.

The storm hit Florida early Friday morning and is traveling up the coast at approximately 10 miles per hour. Forecasters say that this slow journey increases the risk of flooding, as it will strike multiple high tide cycles. Schools in the southernmost part of Florida have been closed for the remainder of the week.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailysheeple.com ...


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"A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it." NIV Proverbs 22:3
1 posted on 10/26/2012 6:58:11 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

An opportunity for Obama to throw a lot of money at voters right before the election.


2 posted on 10/26/2012 7:01:46 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: Kartographer

A cut down version of the Things that Disappear during SHTF.

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. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
8. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY - note - food grade if for drinking. Fill-up bath tubs or trash cans for flushing toilets
9. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won’t heat a room.) or portable kerosene heater.
10. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.
11. Survival Guide Book.
12. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
13. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula. ointments/aspirin, etc.
14. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
15. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
16. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
17. Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)
18. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
19. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)and extra gas.
20. Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many).
21. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
22. Milk - Powdered & Condensed
23. Fire Extinguishers (or..large box of Baking Soda in every room)
24. First aid kits
25. Batteries (all sizes...buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
26.Extra pet food.
27. Matches. {”Strike Anywhere” preferred.) Boxed, wooden matches will go first
28. Flashlights/LIGHTSTICKS/Lanterns
29. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
30. Duct Tape
31. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
32. Candles
33. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
34. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
35. Extra sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
36. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
37. Board Games, Cards, Dice
38. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
39. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
40. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
41. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
42. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
43. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
44. Boy Scout Handbook, / also Leaders Catalog
45. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
46. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
47. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
48. Lumber (all types)
49. Cots & Inflatable mattress’s
50. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
51. Lantern Hangers
52. Glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts
53. Teas
54. Coffee
55. Chewing gum/candies

If you have a extra Frig go ahead and fill the Freezer with ice.

If you have a Freezer, fill up and extra space with 2 ltrs of water or I use empty ice cream tubs so they have a chance to freeze and will help keep your freezer cold if the power goes off.

Check your meds and make sure you have enough to last you a couple weeks or better.

Don’t buy food that needs refrigeration. If you have kids buy powder milk or hot chocolate mix made milk.

If you don’t have or need a chain saw think about at least buying a axe and or a bow saw. You won’t be able to cut up downed trees, but you can clear away branches and small limbs for those who do have chain saws. and DONOT forget some good leather gloves.

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

Get cash!!!

Makes sure you can get to your fire wood and it is covered so it stays dry.


3 posted on 10/26/2012 7:04:21 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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I will be watching with interest (and not anywhere near the path of the storm, I might add) to see if this develops into what the hype is forecasting. Taking some heat off Obama using this storm might be one crisis the media can’t afford to waste.

That said, I don’t want to minimize it either, just sayin’. I hope all potentially affected will take necessary precautions and stock up.


4 posted on 10/26/2012 7:05:08 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kartographer

All this hype usually ends up being just that.
We’ll see if it ends up any worse than a catagory 2 hurricane.


5 posted on 10/26/2012 7:10:03 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Kartographer

Good list,don’t forget some eye protection.


6 posted on 10/26/2012 7:12:30 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Kartographer

The State of Maryland is adequately paniced.

They sent me 4 emails today saying how they would be monitoring Food service facilities for their refrigeration, and requiring a log book of how we monitored it.


7 posted on 10/26/2012 7:13:37 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kartographer

Bookmark


8 posted on 10/26/2012 7:15:56 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: nuconvert

As the LDS say “When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.”

Or as I say:
“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?”


9 posted on 10/26/2012 7:16:28 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 know why, but for some reason, this storm talk is concerning me more than others. I’m hoping it’s hype or it just rolls out to sea, but I can’t quite put my finger on why it’s sort of bothering me.

Oh, wait; maybe I know why in the back of my head: Agnes.


10 posted on 10/26/2012 7:18:17 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Kartographer

Meh. I saw the movie. 2012


11 posted on 10/26/2012 7:18:36 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: nuconvert

“We’ll see if it ends up any worse than a catagory 2 hurricane.”

Again, I say:

Agnes.


12 posted on 10/26/2012 7:20:29 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Kartographer

For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpful. You can download it at:

http://tomeaker.com/kart/Preparedness1j.pdf

NOTE! THIS IS A FREE DOWNLOAD. I DO NOT MAKE ONE CENT OFF MY PREPAREDNESS MANUAL!

You might like to skim through it while you have a chance and print out those articles that you might find useful.


13 posted on 10/26/2012 7:22:55 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: prairiebreeze

I’m just a mite concerned that this storm will expose the futility of relying on computers for elections.

The only good thing is it’s a week out from the election.


14 posted on 10/26/2012 7:22:58 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel; Venturer

Yeah, as soon as I saw the updated landfall estimate, I thought, oh whoopee — time for all our weather folk to go stark raving mad! They LIVE for this stuff.

As the now-trite saying goes: It Is What It Is.


15 posted on 10/26/2012 7:23:09 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: TennTuxedo
Obama can do little or nothing until the storm passes. Power restoration, the #1 priority for people, is a power company function - nothing the Feds can do there.

Any Federal dollars flowing to the victims will be weeks in coming, long after the election.

Other than providing security, & search & rescue, the Feds role in recovery is minimal immediately after the storm.

And I can tell you from many experiences that storm victims are not sitting at home in the dark praising the quick reaction of ANY government - Fed, state, or local. If anything, officials are the target of bad jokes & angry frustration. Unmotivated voters will be even more unmotivated.

There is another aspect to this. Most folks lose cable tv for many days, leaving them with radio & local broadcast channels using rabbit ears. Local stations concentrate exclusively on the storm days after it passes, droning on endlessly about ice, MREs, & water. Little national & international news is available. This will hurt both candidates, but I suspect Obama will be the main loser from Sandy.

16 posted on 10/26/2012 7:27:57 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Kartographer

An extremely bored friend of mine from California decided that he needed to get away. He’s visiting a friend on Long Island this weekend. If anyone lives in the NYC area, please keep us posted on what’s happening? I’m not sure he’ll get my email, or bother to check on email. I agree, the hype seems really strong this time. Also have relatives in western NY - Buffalo area. So anyone from there, would also like updates on that area? Keep us posted.


17 posted on 10/26/2012 7:34:31 PM PDT by 12thgenAmerican
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Agnes.

Nothing like that, I think - the northern part of the storm is being sheared apart at present, and it will soon become extra-tropical. The storm will be a hefty Nor'easter, it will not be coming ashore as a hurricane.

18 posted on 10/26/2012 7:38:31 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Defend Freedom / Defeat Obama)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

The 1991 storm they are comparing this storm to hit my area very hard. I am more than 250 miles inland, and we had sustained winds of 60 mph or more for 12 hours. Close to 2 ft of snow as well. Most intense weather event I have been through.

The problem with Sandy is it will be slow moving, dumping huge amounts of rain, with high winds just to stir things up. Not all the trees have lost their leaves, and the ground isn’t frozen. In areas with old growth trees and above ground powerlines, the possibilities of widespread power outages and road closures are great.

The western reaches of the storm may get a large, wet snowfall, again real bad on trees and powerlines.

That part of the country gets very few tropical storms. Most folks have no idea how much flooding can occur, as they may have never seen their area flood in 40 years or so.

IMHO, the dangers from this storm aren’t the typical hurricane dangers (storm surge, brief high winds, localized flooding, etc) but more like a massive thunderstorm event lasting for nearly a day, complete with high sustained winds, widespread damage and outages covering multi-county areas somewhat inland from the coast.

Stay sane, and stay off the roads, and we will see you on the other side.


19 posted on 10/26/2012 7:41:19 PM PDT by wrench
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To: Kartographer

Obama is praying for a category 10 so he can declare a state of emergency and suspend elections. Could it happen? I am not sure, but I would not put it past Zero to try something like this!


20 posted on 10/26/2012 7:41:39 PM PDT by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: Kartographer
As the LDS say “When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.”

Given the early history of the Mormons, it's not hard to figure out why they have a survivalist attitude, prepared for any emergency and ready to help others in need.

Despite the misgivings of the Mormon Church by some here on FR, we need a Mormon as President (e.g., Romney) who clearly understands the political and fiscal crises overwhelming the entire planet and will provide guidance to get the USA through some potentially harrowing problems over the next 5-7 years.

21 posted on 10/26/2012 7:49:55 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Kartographer

“A cut down version of the Things that Disappear during SHTF.

1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy...target of thieves; maintenance etc.)
2. Water Filters/Purifiers
3. Portable Toilets.........”

Wow, Excellent list, thank you for the heads up, saving to copy later.


22 posted on 10/26/2012 7:50:37 PM PDT by angelsonmyside (Someone please send the Loser in Chief a "President For Dummy's" book.)
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To: Kartographer

There may be many homeowners who wish they had bought flood insurance once this thing does its thing. The insurance companies do not cover flood damage unless it is purchased separately. They define “flood damage” as damage done after the rain has touched the ground.


23 posted on 10/26/2012 7:51:05 PM PDT by wrench
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To: TonyInOhio

Agnes came aboard NJ-NY as a TS and stalled over NY/PA. That was all that was needed. Similar region, similar approach, and meeting another system.

Difference here is Agnes (”A”) was the very beginning of summer; this is the very end of hurricane season as it starts to get cold.


24 posted on 10/26/2012 7:56:30 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Kartographer

I understand being prepared having between thru Katrina but it seems every storm is now the storm of the century... How convenient this one distracts from Benghazigate.


25 posted on 10/26/2012 7:57:41 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: wrench

Good luck. I think of “New England Hurricane”, also. I lived up in CT a little while and found out about that. Of course, now it looks like it has dead aim on US.


26 posted on 10/26/2012 8:01:22 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Kartographer

Get those shortwave battery’s charged!


27 posted on 10/26/2012 8:05:32 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kartographer

Got Beer?


28 posted on 10/26/2012 8:06:15 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I’m expecting it to hit D.C. on election day.


29 posted on 10/26/2012 8:07:37 PM PDT by wolfman
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To: wrench

‘The insurance companies do not cover flood damage unless it is purchased separately. They define “flood damage” as damage done after the rain has touched the ground.’

However, in this kind of case, when XX people have same problem, often the companies call it “catastrophic coverage” and you DO get covered, regardless of reason.

This has happened to us TWICE in 2011 with State Farm, same flooding - 1 by the storms everyone heard “hyped” (Irene/Lee), the other a much lesser unreported common rainstorm but caused havoc all around here.

After Irene/Lee (the 2nd storm in 6 mos), SF told us to get a back-up sump or we’d be dumped! We now have 1, and I just hope it works.


30 posted on 10/26/2012 8:08:31 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Kartographer

I’d imagine ciggies could be a good barter item.


31 posted on 10/26/2012 8:09:37 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Kartographer

F.A.K.E. S.T.O.R.M.


32 posted on 10/26/2012 8:17:23 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

When it gets widespread, I guess it turns political. It is good you were covered. My brother also had to have a sump pump in his basement, and winter storms were tough, especially when the outside drain for the sump would freeze.

One thing I have seen is the most dependable utility in most natural disasters is Nat Gas. With no water, phone, power, or cellphones, the nat gas lines are still up and working. Thing is not much outside of heating and cooking can run on nat gas in this country.

In the runup to Y2k (I know, I know), I did convert my generator to run off propane and nat gas. Many emergency backup gennys (hospitals, LEO installations, etc) are piped into the gas lines, as well as some of the high end home backup power systems.

But for having to keep a sump pump running, not much is available as far as natural gas powered equipment for the consumer should power stay out for extended time.


33 posted on 10/26/2012 8:24:10 PM PDT by wrench
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To: getarope
Obama is praying for a category 10

We, in turn, must pray that the whole thing will fizzle.

34 posted on 10/26/2012 8:26:03 PM PDT by giotto
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To: Kartographer

Has it crossed anyone’s mind that this “very unusual” storm occurance may be punishment right from the hand of God for recent performances by our government leaders?

Just asking.....since numerous previous catastrophes have come upon us on the very day, or within days, of especially grievous actions by individuals in authority.


35 posted on 10/26/2012 8:26:55 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Kartographer

Within your extensive list, I didn’t see any reference to a comprehensive first aid kit!

With broken glass all around, with rusty nails exposed, splintered wood abounds, with vermin forced out of their habitat, a very comprehensive first aid kit, and instructions, is mandatory.


36 posted on 10/26/2012 8:27:57 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Kartographer
I'm flying to DC on Monday, so here's hoping that Sandy will be to hurricanes as Kohoutek was to comets.
37 posted on 10/26/2012 8:31:05 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Kartographer

What happened to your battery powered radio; or maybe a small TV that could plug into your automobile DC volt system, and give you some TV coverage of your area?? Perhaps an extra charger for your smartphone in your car to keep batteries charged.


38 posted on 10/26/2012 8:32:22 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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1. Generators. We loose power every couple of winters and I have had different generators over time. Honda 2000 is the only way to go. Quiet, fuel efficient, very reliable. That is all my large hunting party uses now days.

During one Christmas a storm knocked out power for a week in my area. Got the generator going and I was the only one in the area with light that night. The neighborhood looked like the photos of North Korea at night. Kind of ticked me off that my neighbors, some of them living there all their lives, never prepped for this common occurence. I plugged in all the Christmas lights and even ran some extras out into the yard and lit the place up.

A year later we again were out of power for a night. This time there were lights and generators throughout the area.

My non-ethanol gasoline with PRIG additive is stored outside
in a shed.

5. Lamp oil. I save my strained cooking oil for burning and chainsaw bar oil

Neither gas stations nor ATM’s worked during that week.
The mountain passes were blocked with blow downs and land slides.


39 posted on 10/26/2012 8:33:40 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Mountain Mary

Yep!


40 posted on 10/26/2012 8:39:01 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: wrench

Yeah we have natural gas, too but the forced air heating system doesn’t run without power. So it’s useless in that regard. A fireplace is one of the best assets to have in a winter type storm without power. You can cook on it and have a heat source. Also a gas stove, propane or nat. gas grill outside works well, too. Just saying....

Thankfully we won’t be affected by this storm but I will pray for those in the path. I’m hoping the hype out weighs the actual event this time. Large cities or even smaller ones without power may not get it back up before November 6 (election). I pray that’s not the case!


41 posted on 10/26/2012 8:39:32 PM PDT by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks)
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To: Fiji Hill

Check with your airline. They have travel advisories out now because they expect to cancel many flights. They’re allowing passengers to re-schedule and not charging to do so.


42 posted on 10/26/2012 8:44:32 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: RayChuang88
FWIW, one reason many of us Native Americans have a soft spot for Mormons is our shared history of being driven out of our homes and into marginal lands.

Before so many of us got addicted to the government teat, we knew a thing or two about wilderness survival.

43 posted on 10/26/2012 8:53:06 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Mountain Mary
Excuses me. But anyone with even a minimal understanding of meteorology can look at the very real and most likely combination of a Hurricane and a major arctic air mass meeting should be able to understand what people in the target area are likely to face.


44 posted on 10/26/2012 8:57:36 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Noob1999
With broken glass all around, with rusty nails exposed, splintered wood abounds, with vermin forced out of their habitat, a very comprehensive first aid kit, and instructions, is mandatory.

And don't forget to update your tetanus shot!

45 posted on 10/26/2012 9:04:28 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Noob1999

You didn’t see number 24?


46 posted on 10/26/2012 9:06:11 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Bought one of those solar, hand-cranked, NiCad radios a couple of years back. Now testing it, recharging, etc.


47 posted on 10/26/2012 9:14:00 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Kartographer
Are You Ready for the Mutant Storm of the Century?...I'm getting sort of tired of this - last year when Irene smacked NJ only a few miles from here, we were told that was the "storm of the century" - now the weatherreaders are giving us the same hype about this storm - how 'bout just some good old-fashioned showers and breezes for a while......
48 posted on 10/26/2012 9:15:46 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Irene didn’t have a major arctic air mass on a collision course with it.

Does anyone look at weather maps?


49 posted on 10/26/2012 9:18:36 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: wrench

It’s called “water-powered pressure” sump pump. There is no dependence on any kind of electricity. ;-)

It’s harder to find, but as a mechanical engineer, I’m only too glad not to depend on mere electrons!

Nat. Gas is great, but the safety NAZIs have screwed us in many ways there too. I still vastly prefer having heat and cooking as gas. Can’t have a pilot light that’s not electrically generated. Can’t light many pilots any more. Heavens; it might explode if you try. When I was a child, everything was possible to get going. Not anymore.


50 posted on 10/26/2012 9:20:34 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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