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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
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.

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!!


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:

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