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    Posted: February 13 2006 at 4:25am

thought I would udate..to start the new week...



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Wally World here finally restocked the collapseable 5gal water carriers. About $5 a piece. Picked up 4 of them. Will use them to store water, or transport from a local spring if needed.

I've noticed that either Walmart is very slow to restock, or people are buying items faster than before.  Been waiting a month.


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I am waiting till Feb 21 to do my big shop,I have to drive 2 hours to be tested for allergies and I will be able to go to a wallie and other stores..yes living in goomerville has it draw backs...so I will putter today..have some water to do up and those poor oranges should really get done..oh i did ziplock up 2 more boxes of pancake mix and they will have to be stored...Maybe I,ll take some time today and find some more room for preps...
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I found room for 47 - 2 liter bottles of water in my bathroom.  Now I need to start working on water for the other bathrooms and kitchen. 
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Originally posted by iamclose iamclose wrote:

I found room for 47 - 2 liter bottles of water in my bathroom.  Now I need to start working on water for the other bathrooms and kitchen. 

where did you find the space..under the cabinet under the sink...I have all of mine in a cupboard under my stairs (about 250) 2 litre pop bottles...I have about 30 more to do,but have no room...

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I put them in the cabinets that are to high for me to reach and also in the cabinets that have back corners that are not easy accessible to me for everyday stuff. 

How long will this water be good for and how much bleach do you add to a  2 liter to make it drinkable?  At the present time my plans are to use the 2 liters in the bathrooms for flushing the toliet if we loose power.  We live in the country and have well water so no power no water.  We do have a generator to run the frige, freezer, etc.  but I don't think it will run the well. 

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Fla_Medic -

What section in Wally World did you find the containers? I have asked at ours (2 different times) and got blank looks.  I've combed the store looking for them but have been unsuccessful (of course with a toddler in tow the combing has to be done very fast!)

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I purchased several in the camping section.
It's not so much the apocalypse... but the credit card bills ;-)
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I put 4-5 drops of regular house bleach per 2 litre bottle...and I have waxed my tops..just last month I dumped all of the bottles and re-filled them..the water was perfectly fine and some of it was 2 years old..or a bit older then that...

Now I have 250 freshly stocked water bottles for drinking and I am always doing more..the wax in the tops is just because(and I will re-use the wax for candles) I have stocked up on candle wicking...

I also save the green 2 litre bottles(but you CANNOT use these to drink)..different chemicals in the green bottles and also you cannot see throught it to see if contaminents have leached in.....we will use these ones for washing body...

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I bought really big garbage containers  to fill with water for the bathrooms one for each bathroom for toilets and whatever ,not for drinking ! I am going to put them inside the showers or inside the bathtub I dont care about the space  !           ;           ;           ;          colapsable containers you find them in the camping sections try : wall Mart , K Mart ,  Target , and sports authority .                                                                                     

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The wife and I stocked up @ Costco over the weekend.  We should be good-to-go for a couple of months.  We will continue stocking up until we have at least 6 months of supplies.

 

 

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Ordered online some Zithromax for possible bacterial secondary infections if
flu does indeed hit here. HINNI (hope I never need it!)

It costs too much, as do most drugs, if you buy without a Rx. Just hope the
expiration date is decent. Sigh.

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I like your garbage containers idea.I will buy extra gargage containers Iwill also buy a small childs pool for use for water for the dog . With a lid on it for nights He sleeps in the house at night but when we goes out during the day   I am planning on putting a cheap awning   in the backyard  .  So we can sit out in the yard
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My sons and I set up a primative camp site about a mile from our house this weekend.  Both the boys know how to get there and it is near a river and a creek.  It is our family rally point.  The boys know that is where they should go for any circumstance if forced from the house or separated for any reason and the house is not available. 

I know a system like that is not available for everyone but a rally point is a good idea for all families to the extent possible, it could be the neighborhood fire/police department.

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BamaSteve Absolutely!! I'm gald to see someone else has a "B" plan. Everyone can have a "B" plan, they won't always be ideal but they will be one hell of a lot better than no plan. I applaud your effort.JavaScript:AddSmileyIcon('')
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Just to be clear - If I could lay hands on a MK 19 belt fed grenade launcher and a dump truck load of 40mm grenades . . .  that would be plan-A. 
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Purchased a cast iron cookware set.  a laser dot sight for my pistol.  a dutch oven tripod for campfire cooking.  A dutch oven cookbook.  500 rounds of 7.62x39 FMJ.  5 gallon gas can and carrier for the back of the 4 wheeler.  Supplies to make 70 lbs of jerky.  topo map software for the gps.  A new pair of hiking boots. 

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I was going to take a break from prepping today. I went out to lunch with a couple of girlfriends and for a walk around the mall.  Then my UPS guy showed up around 6pm with my January order from beprepared.com. I am definitely starting to get weird looks from him. These boxes are always pretty heavy. I wish they wouldn't put their website in big bold letters on the sides of their boxes!!
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I ordered a 35 gallon water tank today and I have ordered more masks that are n95 masks

I also plan on buying more batteries..more toilet paper

 

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Today I made an important strategic investment:

Half a dozen long stemmed white roses, a valentine's day card, a small bunch of dark chocolate hearts, and reservations for candlelight dinner for two.

You see, my wife is my "secret weapon".  She gives me strength to rise another day, do what I have to do, work hard, make a future for the two of us.  Without her, I am as Puff the Magic Dragon, sans little Jackie Paper.  That, plus she's a damn good shot with a 9mm and a 20 gauge.  I need her at my side, in my arms, or watching my back, as the situation demands.  I can't afford to be without her.  I trust her.  How many people can one truly TRUST?  HER, I trust.  With my very life.

In all your planning for tomorrow, don't forget about today.  Remember that families and relationships are what make all this planning and preparing worthwhile.  Without them, what do you really have worth living FOR?  Not bloody much.  Relationships require a little maintenance, but the upkeep is well worth the meagre investment.



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