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2/11/2003 | Important vanity

Posted on 02/11/2003 8:58:10 AM PST by Utah Girl

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To: Utah Girl
Paper plates??? Spirits of ammonia?? Changes of clothing???!

Look, chickie, all you need is a fifth of Cuervo and a backup carton of Marlboros. Make sure you don't smoke the Marlboros beforehand.

Wellll okay, maybe TWO fifths of Cuervo.

201 posted on 02/11/2003 2:23:51 PM PST by maxwell (Well I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation...)
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To: Neenah
I read somewhere that 10 sq ft of space (in a room) will last one person about 5 hours (for air).....you are right, this is a temporary shelter.
202 posted on 02/11/2003 2:27:06 PM PST by goodnesswins (Thank the Military for your freedom and security....and thank a Rich person for jobs.)
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To: goodnesswins
Thank you !!
203 posted on 02/11/2003 2:42:08 PM PST by Neenah
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To: Xenalyte
If you have to seal yourself off, you might consider putting a note on the front door (inside an envelope marked "Rescue Personnel" or such) with the date/time you sealed yourself in and the names and ages of all who are sealed inside.

Figure about three to five hours of air depending on how many adults/children are inside.

If you haven't heard an ALL CLEAR report on the radio by that time you might try putting kittie out the door to check the "air quality" before going out yourself.

Take care,

Ruck
204 posted on 02/11/2003 2:53:53 PM PST by Have Ruck - Will Travel
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To: Utah Girl
Listing has some of the necessaries, anyway.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=11703&item=2306999085

205 posted on 02/11/2003 3:21:15 PM PST by steve86 (O.J. did it.)
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To: Mears
I saw it on a website a while ago and also a segment of a Shark week show on the Discovery Channel-- had a Japanese man that survived a shark attack by packing cigarettes into the most severe of the wounds.

(Of course I wouldn't use it other than as a last resort and the only other option was bleeding to death.)

For some reason I can't find the site again and all the searches have only had NEGATIVE info about tobacco uses...go figure.

206 posted on 02/11/2003 3:47:29 PM PST by CARDINALRULES (if anything is misspelled --too damn bad --in a hurry ;-`)
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To: MarkL
Is it a .38, or a .357? What's the model? What's the frame made of? What's the barrel length?

Actually the gun I was shooting (that I'm considering buying) is a S&W .357 Magnum, barrel lenth is approx 3". I believe it is an alloy steel, and felt goooooood pulling the trigger at 25'....and accurate too...according to my targets :)

207 posted on 02/11/2003 5:36:26 PM PST by kstewskis ("Aim small, miss small"...Benjamin Martin)
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To: Denver Ditdat
Ha! It had better be 599, sending text over the Internet... (grin)
208 posted on 02/11/2003 5:59:25 PM PST by Chemist_Geek ("Drill, R&D, and conserve" should be our watchwords! Energy independence for America!)
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To: Chemist_Geek
sorry QRM got you OM.
209 posted on 02/12/2003 7:35:10 AM PST by Prof Engineer (Space Geek)
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To: arm958
No, but they do target Hill Air Force base nearby.
210 posted on 02/12/2003 8:02:02 AM PST by Paulus Invictus (Coke make)
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To: discostu
Your credit cards will be worthless in the event of an attack. CASH, buddy! Cash!
211 posted on 02/12/2003 8:05:40 AM PST by DCPatriot
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To: RightWhale
You are correct! Very few take this seriously, so if it comes to a real emergency, those that have the foresight to store food had better be armed too. By the way, we bought a whole case of 72 assorted MREs from a military supply store last week for $70. A real steal and these meals taste pretty good.
212 posted on 02/12/2003 8:05:41 AM PST by Paulus Invictus (Coke make)
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To: mikegi
Yesterday, speaking of fears, the local hardware stores were selling out of duct tape and large rolls of plastic films. Seems that someone on TV mentioned how useful they would be to protect your house and selves from a poison gas attack. The local supplier of 5 gallon bottled water was swamped with orders. People are preparing, who knows for what, but this is the most anxious I have seen people for a long time.
213 posted on 02/12/2003 8:12:13 AM PST by Paulus Invictus (Coke make)
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To: neutrino
Coffee (freeze dried) and tea bags would be good.

They put coffee in little tea bags now, much better than freeze dried coffee IMO.

214 posted on 02/12/2003 8:17:45 AM PST by muggs (553 L)
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To: DCPatriot
Any attack big enough to make my credit cards worthless will probably kill me, and screw up civilization to the point that the survivors are reduced to barter. The infrastructure is a lot more stable than people give it credit.
215 posted on 02/12/2003 8:21:03 AM PST by discostu (This tag intentionally left blank)
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To: thesharkboy
***Do I really have to get feminine hygiene products? Checking out at the store is SO embarassing. ***

No, just order this over the internet and you'll never need to run to the store for those embarassing unmentionables again. :)

http://www.keeper.com/

216 posted on 02/12/2003 8:25:22 AM PST by muggs (553 L)
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To: discostu
Not true about the magnitude of a local attack.

It's a big country. First, they will shut off the credit cards in the State where the attack occurs...."for security reasons".

For example, to ensure that nobody has looted the dead and stolen their cards or bank info.

It's commons sense for them to do that.

217 posted on 02/12/2003 8:27:13 AM PST by DCPatriot
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To: Utah Girl
BTTT!
218 posted on 02/12/2003 8:27:36 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: geege
I hope you were being sarcastic here. Humans are more important than animals.
219 posted on 02/12/2003 8:28:27 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Utah Girl
Good list. Rather than the candy I would use protein bars. Need plenty of water however.
220 posted on 02/12/2003 8:30:37 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Utah Girl
Bookmarked
221 posted on 02/12/2003 8:30:58 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: RightWhale
And, . . . , how many are actually taking this seriously? One percent?

Well, I can tell you that some people are still eating the food they stored for the Y2K problems that didn't materialize.

222 posted on 02/12/2003 8:31:32 AM PST by Recon by Fire
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To: DCPatriot
Very true about the magnitude for a local attack. 3000 people were killed on 9-11 most of them in two buildings, early estimates were that the death toll could be as high as 20,000, did they turn off the credit cards? No. Why not? There's no reason to. The only way the credit cards are getting turned off is if the basic infrastructure that makes them work ceases to function. As we saw on 9-11, there was a time when the phone systems for the city were hosed I'm betting the credit cards didn't work, but they had the phone systems back by the end of the day and thus the cards were live again.

It's counter to common sense to screw up the credit cards. It'll damage the economy which will delay recovery from the attack, it'll foment panic which generally results in violence and looting, and it'll make it harder for the survivors to fulfill their needs. I haven't heard of them turning off the credit cards during any major catastrophe, it doesn't make sense to.
223 posted on 02/12/2003 8:32:53 AM PST by discostu (This tag intentionally left blank)
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To: Salvation
What's wrong with storing extra food and water for pets?
224 posted on 02/12/2003 8:35:16 AM PST by muggs (553 L)
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To: maxwell
Look, chickie, all you need is a fifth of Cuervo and a backup carton of Marlboros. Make sure you don't smoke the Marlboros beforehand.
Wellll okay, maybe TWO fifths of Cuervo.

Yep.
If I am going to die anyway I am sure as Hell gonna start smoking again.

225 posted on 02/12/2003 8:35:48 AM PST by and the horse you rode in on (Nuke 'em till they GLOW and shoot 'em in the dark.)
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To: Paulus Invictus
That was a good price. MREs are vastly over-priced around here, probably because they get used on hunting and fishing trips until the game shows up.
226 posted on 02/12/2003 9:11:39 AM PST by RightWhale
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To: Utah Girl
Not sure how many of you have babies, but you could skip the bottles and formula if you breastfeed. And also use cloth diapers instead of disposible. There are many good ones out there if you don't like the old fashioned way too. Just type in a search on Google and you'll have more sites than you can get to. Most are made by moms at home so you are doing two goods in one.
227 posted on 02/12/2003 10:35:59 AM PST by Churchjack
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To: Salvation
Protein bars are a good idea. I do put hard tack in my kit however. It is useful for dry mouths, and can relieve (temporarily) sore throats.
228 posted on 02/12/2003 11:01:15 AM PST by Utah Girl
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To: Salvation
No sarcasism here......I would protect my pets as much as myself.......
229 posted on 02/12/2003 12:17:38 PM PST by geege
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To: geege
I'm with you on that. My problem is I have 2 uncooperative cats that have minds only to do as they please. I have and will continue to store extra food for them, especially tuna fish. If we don't have to evacuate there won't be any problem with the cats. If we would need to leave suddenly I don't know what would happen. If worse came to worse and the cats didn't survive, I guess we could eat the cat food if we were starving.

(That's why I'm buying them lots of tuna, I would rather eat that than their regular cat food.)

230 posted on 02/12/2003 2:35:45 PM PST by muggs (553 L)
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To: muggs
Well my one cats hates cars but I would have to just throw them in their carrier's and into back seat......Lets just hope and pray this dosen't happen.........Actually I'm more afraid of the NK threats right now.........
231 posted on 02/13/2003 5:37:57 AM PST by geege
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To: goodnesswins; Utah Girl
I finally got the low-down from my dad. He says that you need to get a a metallized film that prevents gas (read oxygen) from passing through. Think coffee bag film or Capri suns. Anything that is packaged that must be protected from air to prevent spoilage. I'm going to call some of his converters today to see if they would considering selling some of their waste product in a "survival kit" type of package.

So that's what you need. As far as mils, most rice film is about 3.0 mils, so probably the coffee type film is about 5.0 mils. It's the metallized layer and the layer that prevents the gas from going through that makes it so thick.
232 posted on 02/13/2003 6:36:20 AM PST by Aggie Mama
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To: thesharkboy
LOL......Saw a combat medic use a tampon in a bullet hole once.......rethink that embarrassment.

Stay Safe !

233 posted on 02/13/2003 6:49:29 AM PST by Squantos (RKBA the original version of Homeland Security .....the one proven method that works !)
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To: RightWhale
If someone is addicted to that or tobacco, they ought to see if they can quit cold turkey RIGHT NOW. Better to get over it before the big one.

Using this line of logic one should go ahead and eat their pets tonight for dinner!!!


Stay safe and stay armed!!

Eaker

234 posted on 02/13/2003 10:21:18 AM PST by Eaker (64,999,987 firearm owners killed no one yesterday. Somehow, it didn't make the news.)
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To: Eaker
Well, wait until Condition Red anyway.
235 posted on 02/13/2003 2:10:21 PM PST by RightWhale
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To: geege

I saw some guide about how to survive disaster. It may be beneficial to many: http://j.mp/DisasterSurvival


236 posted on 03/14/2010 9:48:54 AM PDT by denismth
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