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PostFri Mar 06, 2020 12:52 pm 
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Whether the coronavirus is legit potential calamity or not, there has been some discussion of being adequately prepared for an actual calamity. What are those items for which we should stock up, versus those maybe not so much?
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PostFri Mar 06, 2020 12:53 pm 
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TP seems popular, but is it necessary?
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PostFri Mar 06, 2020 1:04 pm 
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Minimum 2 weeks of food. 4 gallons whiskey
( for barter ). As much ammo as you think you need. 40 gallons of water.  Large blue tarps.

I could go on but to each their own.

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PostFri Mar 06, 2020 1:18 pm 
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Water filter or purifier.  Bike for transportation.  Nonperishable food.
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PostFri Mar 06, 2020 1:47 pm 
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catsp wrote:
TP seems popular, but is it necessary?

That, combined with one of those bidet seats, seems optimal.  I would use the sterilize cycle on the washing machine though, which is fairly energy intensive.  We did cloth diapers and this worked great.

Also been trying to figure out how to attach my bike to the grain mill.  Using pedal power to generate electricity is pretty silly if you do the math, but using it to do actual work (yes, including transportation) can be really effective.
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PostFri Mar 06, 2020 3:55 pm 
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Just before last Christmas Life Straw had a real good sale on all products.
Got the family model
https://www.lifestraw.com/products/lifestraw-family-emergency-water-filter
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Face masks...but not for virus protection.

Going to help a friend do a bit of fiberglass insulation work so tried to find masks at the lumber yard while picking up supplies in Oldtown Idaho just east of the Wa border...nada 'till May!

So we were then grocery shopping in Priest River Id. and found a random package of masks just laying on a shelf, out of place and marker $2 for 5 masks. Eureka ! Like striking Gold!!! Lol.

When will the madness end? Probably around May when the masks are restocked.

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PostFri Mar 06, 2020 4:44 pm 
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"The whole world is coming to an end Mal".

Quote from one of my favorite movies.

Name that film.

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PostFri Mar 06, 2020 5:35 pm 
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Mea Culpa,


Sarcasm session at work migrated .

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PostFri Mar 06, 2020 6:20 pm 
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Coffee and something to make it with will come in handy.  Coffee is good for morale.  Keep enough so you can treat your neighbors to coffee.  I also have a box of pop tarts because they are cheery food and keep forever.  Cheery stuff is important during nasty times.

I used to carry a small kit of supplies with me in the woods in case a slide blocked a road.  I had coffee to share but wondered about carrying a can or two of snoose.  I don't use it but I've seen what deprivation of snoose and cigarettes can do to a crew.  It isn't pretty.

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PostFri Mar 06, 2020 6:58 pm 
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treeswarper wrote:
a box of pop tarts because they are cheery food and keep forever

This!!! I have loved Pop Tarts since I was a wee lad...favs being Blueberry and Strawberry. But now most stores only carry the frosted ones, which I have never liked. Safeway and the evil wally world do carry them.

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PostFri Mar 06, 2020 7:22 pm 
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treeswarper wrote:
a box of pop tarts

Walmarts in hurricane country reportedly stock up on Pop Tarts when a big storm is forecast.
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PostFri Mar 06, 2020 8:52 pm 
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catsp wrote:
Whether the coronavirus is legit potential calamity or not, there has been some discussion of being adequately prepared for an actual calamity. What are those items for which we should stock up, versus those maybe not so much?

Well, I'll take this latest "calamity" for example.

2 weeks of self quarantine!? Folks get bored

My vote

Stock up on... Birth Control!

Versus the "not so much?" No need to stock up on pornography. That's just exasperates the bordom

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PostFri Mar 06, 2020 9:17 pm 
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Some good movies.   Like this one:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289043/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

A good trailer:

https://www.imdb.com/video/vi4055040281?ref_=ttvi_vi_imdb_3
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I've got three Luci Lights.  They are great.  They are bright and last through a whole night and then you just recharge them in the sun.  I use one as a bathroom light in my travel trailer.  It's much better than the built in light.  I think I've had one for four years so they are durable.

They weigh nothing and are easy to store.  They take up as much room as a CD when not inflated.

I wonder why folks suggest candles and battery dependent lights when Lucis are available?

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