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Suggestions for a 72 hour kit
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
Please do post the list. I never understood how long canned food will last.. If I were to buy more than 6 cases of vegies for example..how often should they be rotated? Or how long will 6 cases last?
61 posted on 02/11/2003 9:20:17 AM PST by Freedom2specul8
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To: RobFromGa
What about those of us addicted to Free Republic? Can you guarantee it will stay up through any dangers ahead?

LOL.... oh yeah.... I'd count on that :)

62 posted on 02/11/2003 9:20:35 AM PST by kjam22
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To: Utah Girl
Utah Girl, need to add laptop with Internet connection to that 72 hour kit. Otherwise how will we stay informed?
63 posted on 02/11/2003 9:20:40 AM PST by RobFromGa (It's Time to Bomb Saddam! (any day now))
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To: Utah Girl
Stress Factors Children - coloring book, crayons Adults - books, needle work

this made me smile, xs stands for cross-stitch...: )

64 posted on 02/11/2003 9:20:43 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Utah Girl
Uh-oh... Reynolds Wrap is selling out today. What the hell are you sheep thinking about?!
65 posted on 02/11/2003 9:21:33 AM PST by johnny7 (Honey... put the kids in the closet and seal it tight with duc-tape!)
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To: Utah Girl
I'm far more worried about the upcoming tornado season than I am about AQ. Fortunately, Georgia's tornado alley runs a few miles to my north (Canton->Gainesville).
66 posted on 02/11/2003 9:22:08 AM PST by mikegi
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To: Utah Girl
Great post! Thanks for putting that together for us.
67 posted on 02/11/2003 9:22:16 AM PST by ConservativeLawyer (God Bless our Troops and keep them safe.)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
You can call the company you bought the canned veggies from, they will be able to decipher the date code, and you can figure out the expiration date on the items. I posted the list right after 9/11, I'm going to ping everyone to it. The trick is to store what you and your family will eat.
68 posted on 02/11/2003 9:22:18 AM PST by Utah Girl
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
I never understood how long canned food will last

I shipped dozens of cases of canned food on a hardship tour a few years ago. They were perfectly good two years later.

69 posted on 02/11/2003 9:22:41 AM PST by arm958
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To: johnny7
Actually, I've always "some" food supplies cuz here in the midwest, we can lose electricity for 3 days or more at a time.
70 posted on 02/11/2003 9:22:48 AM PST by Freedom2specul8
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To: xsmommy
I love cross stitch too.
71 posted on 02/11/2003 9:23:01 AM PST by Utah Girl
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To: kstewskis
More is better when it comes to firearms, I always say. The revolver is an excellent bet unless you want to practice a lot (I do!) - in your position I'd consider a shotgun next, frankly - you can hunt more stuff with it than anything else and there's nothing like it if someone is trying to kick your door down.

But I'd also agree with the point of view that the current situation is no more dangerous than every day is. Plan and be cautious, but don't let it run your life.

72 posted on 02/11/2003 9:23:25 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: RobFromGa
Can you guarantee it will stay up through any dangers ahead?

Hams might be the only communication. dit-dit-dit dah-dah-dah, etc.

73 posted on 02/11/2003 9:23:55 AM PST by RightWhale
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To: arm958; Utah Girl
Thanks to both of you! I definitely rotate sooner than 2 yrs. I also keep extra charcoal and lighterfluid on hand because the last time we had an ice storm..we couldn't cook our food.
74 posted on 02/11/2003 9:24:19 AM PST by Freedom2specul8
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To: arm958; Utah Girl
We have Dugway, the infamous chemical biological agents depot, about 60 miles away from SLC. Dugway is now being used to dispose of the agents, but if the enemy could get through and bomb it, the consequences would be horrendous.

It won't be Salt Lake. Take that to the bank.

Believe me, this I know.

75 posted on 02/11/2003 9:24:52 AM PST by T Minus Four
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
A lot of it is going to depend on what's in the can and how acidic it is. I know from unfortunate experience that sauerkraut eats through cans in about a year, only jarred sauerkraut in my house now.
76 posted on 02/11/2003 9:25:51 AM PST by discostu (This tag intentionally left blank)
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To: RobFromGa
I know, life without the Internet, especially Free Republic might be the real hardship.
77 posted on 02/11/2003 9:27:23 AM PST by Utah Girl
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To: arm958
It ain't necessarily so -- Hill Air Force Base, Dugway Proving Ground (CBW), a major international airport, national crossroads highways and rail lines, ski resorts, and (hope not) religious sites.........
78 posted on 02/11/2003 9:28:00 AM PST by tracer (/b>)
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To: varina davis
Thanks. :) Long time, no see.
79 posted on 02/11/2003 9:28:22 AM PST by Utah Girl
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To: Utah Girl
Those of us in earthquake country also have emergency kits in the house and the car. Thanks for the post.
80 posted on 02/11/2003 9:29:37 AM PST by WestCoastGal
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