View Poll Results: Are you getting prepared?

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  • I have already done it.

    6 15.38%
  • I am doing it right now.

    6 15.38%
  • I am starting right now.

    0 0%
  • I'll begin in less than a year.

    1 2.56%
  • I'll get ready within 2 years.

    0 0%
  • I'll take some limited measuers.

    1 2.56%
  • I'll wait and see what happens. Then I'll act.

    6 15.38%
  • I am not worried. I trust Obama's policies.

    10 25.64%
  • I don't care. I'll just accept my fate.

    4 10.26%
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Thread: Are you getting prepared?

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Then you won't be visiting them when Katrina II wipes out your house and your local disaster service, so you won't have water for 3 weeks, right?
    speaking of water, here is a reprint from an email a friend sent me....
    There are several ways to clean water.
    Water Filters - 1 filter can clean a 55 gallon drum every 2 weeks. That would take a lot of filters to keep a year's supply of water clean. He says that every six months, he dumps the stored water and puts fresh water in the drums. He has 1 drum for every member of his family.


    Boiling Water - Here in Utah at our altitude (3,000-5,500 feet above sea level) water needs to boil at a full rolling boil for 17 minutes.. So we can always boil our water to clean it, if we have enough fuel. It might be tough if it is raining or flooding where you are, however.


    Clorox - This was the most interesting section. He said that Clorox is a 72 year old technology. One year after the manufacturer's date on the bottle all chlorine has evaporated through the plastic and the compounds that are left, such as detergent and bleach and other fillers which aren't good for the GI tract, won't clean the water and diarrhea is going to be a problem.


    SPA is a product on the market that can be purchased at any swimming pool business, has no expiration date, can last indefinitely as long as it doesn't get wet. You can buy a bottle for about 15 dollars and with 1/8 tsp can clean a 55 gallon drum in 24 hours. This can be used in any kind of water. Lakes, rivers, so that water can be available in any kind of situation. He suggested getting a water testing kit to be able to test your water source for free floating chlorine. If you detect Free Floating Chlorine in the water that means there is no bacteria to kill. Obviously a Katrina type disaster demonstrates the need for clean water, but not for just a few weeks. It may take months to get clean water supplies flowing again.
    Find a way to store and clean water.

    anybody got other ideas? I am planning on making a solar still....for water, of course....
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    How come they didn't need chemical to kill bacteria in the water 150 years ago?
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    How come they didn't need chemical to kill bacteria in the water 150 years ago?
    what was the typical life expectancy 150 years ago?

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    what was the typical life expectancy 150 years ago?
    Well, considering there was a civil war around the corner, I'd say about 2 years.
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Not worried in the slightest... if **** happens, I will adapt. Might need a gun, but that is about it.
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Not worried in the slightest... if **** happens, I will adapt. Might need a gun, but that is about it.
    Pardon me, but that doesn't sound like a plan. It sounds like, if you'll excuse the phrase, wishful thinking.

    A gun is a good thing to have; civil order tends to go early on. Even though there was a lot of hyperbole about Katrina's crime wave, there was plenty of real trouble afterward.

    However, you can't eat a gun or bullets.... unless you're planning to take food away from people that have it at gunpoint?

    Surely you aren't thinking along those lines, I hope.


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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    However, you can't eat a gun or bullets.... unless you're planning to take food away from people that have it at gunpoint?
    You can also turn people into food at gunpoint.


    Just sayin'.
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    How come they didn't need chemical to kill bacteria in the water 150 years ago?
    they did....water treatment in cities started over 200 years ago....
    and even those living in rural areas knew to keep their outhouses far away from their wells.....if they didn't know, they found out soon enough.

    Water coming from deep wells and springs was usually quite clean. It is water from shallow wells and lakes/streams that was potentially bad.
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    You can also turn people into food at gunpoint.


    Just sayin'.

    I can always count on you to say something, erm...different.

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Living out in the boondocks, we need to prepare for loss of power. The last time it was 6 days before power was restored. Regardless, it makes sense.

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