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Old 09-09-2018, 07:45 PM
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We are veterans at this stuff and after you get gas, food water a big tarp for the roof and duct tape, what's next?
I have one suggestion if you have a screen cage. Buy a 100' roll of screen, wide enough for your biggest panel and put it away somewhere. After Irma, screen was typically a month out. Screen guys were sitting around because there were no materials. If you have the big one, I bet you can get a guy to roll your bad panels for the rest of the roll.If you can do it yourself you can start as soon as the sun comes out.
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MILITARY-GRADE FIST AID KIT !!!
​​​​​​MILITARY-GRADE FIST AID KIT !!!
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100 GAL FUEL
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​1 GAL WATER/PERSON/DAY
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Good thread Greg.

- Prescription Meds. Get refills if you can. Same for pet meds.
- Fully fuel all vehicles BEFORE the storm.
- Flashlights and batteries.
- Charge your laptop. You can use it to later charge your cell phone(s).



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And more gasoline, lots of it if you have a generator. Unless you want to fight though the crowds at the only gas station in the area that is open! It can get really ugly there. I designed an electrical cable to use the fuel pump of the boat motor to get the 50 gallons of gas out of the tank after Irma.
As for screen: I have bronze screen installed in 1980, still good today. Don't waste your money on the plastic stuff. Screen is way down on my list of things to think about.

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PINER is correct you need lots of fuel. A generator will use 5-8 gallons a day and the power was out for 30 days after IRMA so you do the math.

Also don't forget oil for the generator, you will find yourself topping it off every few days. They don't run to long without oil no matter how much fuel you got!!!
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I keep two generators handy. One is 6500W for the house and another is a smaller 1600w inverter type for whatever it can run via extension cord. The bigger gens use a lot of fuel because they run at full speed all the time regardless of the load. The inverter types run only as fast as the load requires, so if the load is small, it idles and sips gas. If the fuel supply is running low, I switch to the smaller one.
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Screen is a good idea. Will add that to my supplies.

We are wimps far too reliant on modern comfort and conveniences, so an essential prep supply for me is a window shaker AC unit. I can’t sleep in the heat. Got one on sale from wal mart in the winter a few years back, like 100 bucks and easily runs on my 4500 genny. Close the bedroom door at night and sleep in a nice comfortable room.
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I am with you somewhat. But a good ceiling fan will get the job done with far less power involved. Our body temp drops as we sleep.

And don't forget the massive amount of water to flush the toilets. Doesn't have to be fresh water or clean.
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Stock up on Tito's and Canada Dry Tonic well in advance. They are hard to find when the SHTF.
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Rubber boots, leather gloves and bug spray.
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Know of someone in St. Augustine who wrapped their house in the rubber roofing material. Just one pass around the bottom which amounted to a few feet up. Sounded ridiculous until his house was the only one on the street that didn't flood.
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While the generators are great after the storm (unless you have a automatic house generator) a 12V deep cycle battery or two (get from boat) has been a blessing for me during the storm when you are stuck inside. I use them with cigarette lighter type adapters with alligator clips. I run 12v work lights, phone charger adapters, and those mini automotive fans that clip on. Any little bit helps when it is stifling hot. Saves the flashlight batteries for other uses. As mentioned, water, food, fuel and extra generator oil. Freeze as many plastic bottles filled with water into ice as you have room for. You can never have too much ice.

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All of the above + BEER.

I stocked up on ice and kept it in my deep freeze. With my 3100 generator, I could run deep freeze, fridge, radio, tv w/ hd ant, during the day and replace a window shaker for the deep freeze at night.

Make sure all chain saws, generators, and any other gas tools run and ready. Don't wait to find out the carb is gummed up.
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Milk and bread! Quick, there is a hurricane out there. Run buy all the milk and bread!
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-Make sure your battery operated tools are charged.
-Fuel began impossible to find.I stopped helping people with their shutters because I couldn’t find gas
-alcohol is a must
- check propane tanks for grilling
- great time to get to know your neighbots
-fill bath tub so you can flush, good drinking water for pets too
-buy fold up water jugs
-if you run a generator a co2 detector with batteries is a MUST

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———————--amazon will be slammed with orders in the next few days so don’t rely on them.
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Great idea for a thread. This should be made a sticky for future reference.

In addition to the above, I ensure all my firearms all clean and in good working order. I load and check tension on all my pmags. I also ensure all shotguns are loaded with self defense disc shells or buck shot. I buy extra LR123 batteries for my thermal and night vision.

If you already don't have ammo on hand, you are behind the power curve.

You never know when you might be forced to defend yourself or your family in a life or death situation.
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Originally Posted by Bluewater352 View Post
Great idea for a thread. This should be made a sticky for future reference.

In addition to the above, I ensure all my firearms all clean and in good working order. I load and check tension on all my pmags. I also ensure all shotguns are loaded with self defense disc shells or buck shot. I buy extra LR123 batteries for my thermal and night vision.

If you already don't have ammo on hand, you are behind the power curve.

You never know when you might be forced to defend yourself or your family in a life or death situation.
be careful you aren’t supposed to shoot at the hurricane
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...37546.html?amp
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be careful you aren’t supposed to shoot at the hurricane
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...37546.html?amp
I was thinking self defense against meth heads and looters. Looks like those folks had different things in mind.
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Originally Posted by Bluewater352 View Post
I was thinking self defense against meth heads and looters. Looks like those folks had different things in mind.
Do some research on what happened after Katrina in NO this is not such a bad idea.
I just took delivery of one of these just in case it's necessary. I like the fact it will run on LPG. After Sandy you could not get gas for a week in NJ.

https://www.electricgeneratorsdirect...20(Dual%20Fuel)
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Weapons & Ammo
Medications (Family & pets)
Food ( Canned, dried & dehydrogenated) (Family & Pets)
Coffee
Water & Gatorade
Zip Lock bags
First Aid
Liquor
Lighters or self igniting torch
Radio (battery operated)
Flash Lights
Candles
Batteries
Cosmetics
Flares
Gas & propane
Generator
Fans
AC window unit or such
Duct Tape
Rope
Condoms
Laundry soap

Bug Out Bag
Bug Out Plan

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