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Any advice for Sheltering in Place?

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    Posted: May 13 2013 at 8:17am
We setup this new forum to discuss preparations for sheltering in place - and surviving out of the home for an extended period of time.

Please start a new thread for any suggestion.

Thanks and best to all,

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Thanks for starting this thread!  This flyer from our Kane County (IL) Health Department has some really good tips, including focusing upon emotional & mental health during a pandemic:

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Emergency Home Preparation
http://www.emergencyhomepreparation.org/


BASIC PREP LIST FOR ONE MONTH/ONE ADULT
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Author: AnneZ [ Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:38 am ]
Post subject: BASIC PREP LIST FOR ONE MONTH/ONE ADULT

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BASIC PREP LIST FOR ONE MONTH/ONE ADULT Multiply to get the number of months you wish to prep for.

http://www.*******.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11957



******* Members have collated information from a variety of sources to develop a printable, personal preparation list. This is not an exhaustive list. ******* provides this as a service to help others who may not have stored food before. It is a general guideline only. By reading further, you acknowledge that you are responsible to decide your own potential needs, and those of your family and loved ones.

The following items should sustain one adult for approximately one month. The foods chosen require minimal time and resources to prepare, and represent common and familiar food choices for many. You should customize the list to your personal preferences and needs.

Remember to multiply the amounts of each item on the list by the number of adults you are preparing for.

BASIC PREP LIST FOR ONE MONTH/ONE ADULT

* Water: 30 gallons per person minimum
* Canned meals: 30 cans per person (Pasta meat mixes; Chunky type soups; Chili; etc.)
* Canned/Tinned meat spreads and similar items for sandwiches: 12 cans
* Peanut Butter: 2-3 lbs per person
* Jam/Jelly: 1-2 lbs per person
* Crackers: 4 1 lb. boxes per person (for sandwiches and snacks)
* Canned fruit: 12 cans per person
* Instant breakfast cereal: 30 packs per person
* Vegetable/fruit juices: 1 gallon per person
* Coffee, (2 lb) tea, hot chocolate etc. Consider instant in case no electricity.
* Dry milk: Large box, increase if frequent milk drinker; 2 per child
* Dessert items: Canned or single serve puddings and similar , hard candy, or similar comfort foods and "treats", if funds allow
* Sugar: 5 lbs
* Salt: 1 lb; other spices/condiments as desired
* Baking soda: 1 box

* Tylenol/Acetaminophen: bottle 100
* Ibuprofen: bottle 100
* Multiple Vitamin: 1 bottle/30 day supply

* Antibacterial soap: 1 per sink
* Hand sanitizer:minimum 1 pocket size and one large to refill from
* Bleach- unscented, 1 gallon
* Vinegar: plain, 1 gallon for disinfectant purposes

* Toilet paper 10-15 rolls
* Paper towels; 6 rolls
* Paper plates, cups, disposable silverware
* Manual can opener
* Camp Stove, sterno or other alternative heating method to boil water and fuel
* Flashlights: One per person minimum, consider LED lights to reduce battery usage. Additional LED headlamps extremely useful.
* Radio: battery powered
* Batteries: 3 to 4 sets per battery powered item

* Children specific items: Food, formula, diapers, OTC medicines

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Stock up on waterless hand cleaners & handy-wipes.  You'll not want to wash your hands with precious water after each trip to the bathroom.  

I'm an expert on water & wastewater treatment, and I live off of a small lake, so I have a good supply of very common water-treatment chemicals to treat raw lake-water to potable standards.  The little hand-filters are nice, but I can treat hundreds of gallons per day if I have to. 

I stock commercial ferric chloride solution as a coagulant, a few cationic polymers as flocculants, and household bleach.  Treatment works in any large container (5 gal pail or larger).  Add enough ferric while mixing to generate pin-floc, then hit it with a small amount of polymer, mix and let settle.  All the tadpoles, leaves & stuff will settle out, leaving very clear water at the top.  This is how your municipal treatment plants do it.  


I also have some filter sand and can run the clarified water through that if I need to, but for most purposes, this decant method will make very high quality water without need for filtration.  A bit of bleach (sodium hypochlorite) adds chlorine residual & disinfects.  
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Originally posted by CStackDrPH CStackDrPH wrote:

Thanks for starting this thread!  This flyer from our Kane County (IL) Health Department has some really good tips, including focusing upon emotional & mental health during a pandemic:



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Not working for me either Chuck.  Got an alternative?
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Become as self-sufficient and as independent as possible.  Be able to pump water from your own well on your own land.  Install a photovaic electricity generating system so you can harvest electricity from the sun.  If you have a garden, increase its size and effectiveness.  Have fruit and nut trees on your property.  Having your own septic system keeps you from being at the mercy of a municipality.  All of these and more are things I have done.  Obviously it's best not to live in a large city. 

Stock up on food, drinkable water, guns, basic hand tools, and ammunition. 
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Self reliance must address these areas:

1.  Protection.  Without security you may not be able to keep the rest of these.
2.  Strong shelter.
3.  Water, replenishable water.
4.  Food
5.  Energy
6.  Medicine
7.  Communications.



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