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Online Discussion: Tracking new emerging diseases and the next pandemic.

GENERAL PREP ITEMS

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    Posted: January 29 2006 at 6:17pm
Information on general items good for all sorts of emergecies, not just Avian Influenza.
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Originally posted by meewee:

Here's a link for a list of things to stock up on to Survive the next disaster http://lacetoleather.com/hom.html

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Originally posted by muskrat concerning BOBs (Bug Out Bags):

http://www.aussurvivalist.com/bugout.htm

FIRST AID

Panadeine Forte
Antibiotics (Tetracycline)
Antioxidants
Trauma Dressing x 2
Crepe Bandages x 3
Triangle Bandages x 2
BurnAid Dressings
Betadine Spray
Savlon Cream
Antiseptic Soap
Non-Stick Dressings
Blister Band-Aids
Elastoplast
Butterfly Stitches
Clothing Shears
Tweezers
Immodium Plus
Insect Repellent
Sun Screen
Oil of Cloves
Sam Splint(s)

SELF DEFENCE

Capsicum Spray 17% or better
CO Wipes
Plastic Handcuffs
Expandable Baton

USEFUL ITEMS

Multitool
Knife
Sharpener
Pocket/Wire Saw
LED Torch
Spare Batteries
AM FM Radio
Knife Resistant Gloves
NBC Escape Mask
Camouflage Paint
Sleeping Bag
Emergency Blanket
Fire Starter
Fire Tinder
Poncho/Rain Coat
Gaff/Duct Tape
Titanium Crow Bar
Toilet Paper
Metal Cup
Towel
Tooth Brush
Tooth Paste
Cyalume Chemlight x 3 (red)
Microlight
Parachute Cord
Cold Coins/Cash
Prepaid Phone Card
Compact Binoculars
375ml Bundaberg Rum
Personal Radiation Dosimeter
Large Plastic Bags
Stuff Sacks
Resealable Bags

WATER / FOOD

CamelBak 3L
Water Purifying Tablets
Water Filter
Emergency Rations
Energy Bars
Comfort Food
Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate
Sugar
Hexamine Stove

CLOTHING

Spare Underwear x 3
Spare Socks x 3 pairs

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Originally posted by bruss01 regarding "Bugging Out":

One possible pandemic bug-out scenario:

Half of the fire department is out sick, the other half afraid to leave their homes for fear of infection.  A fire starts in the house four doors down from you.  High winds cause the flame to leap to the next house, then the next... you know you have only minutes to take what you can and GO before your house is engulfed in flame. 

Another:  The power has been out for a week.  It has rained incessantly for the past 3 days, and the storm water system is already full.  A river levy near you starts to overflow, and in the space of a couple hours, it has become a torrent.  The water is rising and you have to get out before you are trapped.

Do you have somewhere to go TO? Or will you simply be running FROM?  Sleeping in the local gymnasium on a cot with other refugees is not where you want to be during a pandemic.   Do you have essentials ready to go on a moment's notice - gas in your vehicle - travel cash - a destination?



 

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Originally posted by marjo:

Apart from all the other things mentioned, I also have copies of my passport, drivers licence, an extra bank card and cash money (small bills and change)  in my BOB.

Also my vaccin card, the passports of my dogs (important: they are vacc'd for rabiŽs!! In a crisis rabiŽs might pop up and the army might kill your dog if you can't proof they're vacc'd!)

Also copies of the official papers that proof I'm the owner of my houses and my cars, pictures of my dogs (in case we get seperated ) and a list of addresses and important telephone numbers.

All of this is in a watertight bag.

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Thanks I never thought of the papers  deeds  I D  safe in a dry container.

 

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Forgive me if I missed it somewhere but I have seen a lot of shopping lists that mention soap and shampoo and even waterless shampoo, but I dont recall seeing anywhere where someone mentions deoderant.

Antiperspirant will be very valuable, especially if you are prevented from showering every day.  Dont forget to get some! Your family members will thank you!

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I've purchased waterless shampoo, and Attends bath washcloths. The washcloths are larger and come 48 in a package. They are already wet. I have young children and it will be much easier to use these to bath them with. And, will not tap into our water supply. The waterless shampoo is a liquid, but works like a powder. You put in on then towel dry your hair. It's supposed to remove oil,dirt,etc.

I've also purchased a lot of Toothetts. They are to take the place of toothpaste and toothbrushing, which would also require water.

These items can be purchased online at home health medical supply websites.

I will also have the following items stocked: contact solutions, extra contacts, shampoo, conditioner, deoderant, leave-in conditioner ( for use with waterless shampoo), after-bath powder(will help keep you clean/fresh smelling when you can't take regular baths/showers), baby bath, toothpaste, and extra toothbrushes. After being ill with any viral infection I would recommend changing toothbrushes.

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Great stuff Willow!
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Here's my supply list. Please feel free to add to it because I know I am forgetting things. It is a never ending list.

Food

dried fruit and veggies, canned fruit and veggies, white rice, tortillas, beans (pinto, kidney, black), pasta (all types), pasta sauce (tomato, alfredo etc), saltine crackers, bagged cookies, canned meats (chicken, turkey, beef, spam, ham), nutrition bars, candy, snack crackers, peanut butter, beef jerky, gatorade, canned chili, canned pasta meals, canned soups, tea bags, coffee, canned tomatoes, salt/pepper, nutrition shakes, potatoe chips, breakfast bars, rice crispy treats, pet food & treats, bottled water (1 gal./day/person)

*I plan to buy some perishable foods but those won't last very long.

Paper products

toliet paper, paper towels, baby wipes, paper plates, paper napkins, plasticware, garbadge bags, paper cups, latex gloves, femine products, cotton balls, q-tips, kleenex anti-viral, goggles, hair covers, N95 masks, wax ear plugs, foil, plastic wrap, paper bags, plastic sacks, wax paper, plastic containers, plastic ziplock bags (all sizes), old newspapers

Cleaning agents

bleach, amonia, alcohol gel, liquid dish detergent, clorox wipes, lysol spray, antibacterial spray, toliet cleaner, liquid hand soap, laundry detergent, swifter wet floor wipes, windex

Medical items:

visine eye drops, nasal spray, childrens & adult ibuprofen and acetaminiphen, aspirin, benedryl, pediatlyte, milk of mag, pepto bismol, sinus decongestant, cough suppresant and decongestant, nyquil, thermometer, blood pressure cuff, stethescope, vasoline, triple antibiotic cream, anti itch cream, tums, splints, bandaids, gauze, medical tape, betadine, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, latex gloves, alcohol wipes, butterfly tape, q-tips, prescription meds, tamiflu

Personal care items:

toothpaste, toothbrushes, waterless shampoo, baby shampoo, liquid antibacterial soap, deoderant, mouthwash, body spray, lotion, shave soap, disposable razors, cotton balls, cotton wipes, baby wipes

Survival items:

Candles, batteries, battery operated radio & TV, flashlights, solar lights, propane tanks, kerosene oil, kerosene lamp, shoval, 2x4 wood planks (windows), plywood (windows), camp cook stove with propane tanks, 5 gal. gasoline, sheets, blankets, pillows, cell phone batteries, walkie talkies, pressure cooker, water purification system, plastic sheets, duck tape, household tools, nails, contamination sign, shoval, plastic tarp, pots & pans, metal barrel, pocket knives, hand held can opener, spoons, ladles & spatulas, potable water (in bathtubs, old milk jugs and plastic containers), firewood, outdoor fire pit, charcoal, charcoal lighter, matches, lighters, buckets (to wash clothes, dishes), broom, water hose, plastic garbage containers, ice chests, spray bottles

Survival systems:

Heat, cold, water, waste disposal, decontamination area, isolation room for anyone who gets sick, cooking systems, cleaning systems for laundry & dishes, light, communication (TV/radio), protection from intruders, outside protection (wild fires & birds), pet waste, fire protection inside, power systems (generator, solar, battery etc.), transportation (car, motorcycle, bicycle), fishing poles & equipment, needle & thread

Sanity items:

chocolate, comfort foods, hobby items, paper, pens/pencils, crayons, markers, crossword puzzles, word search books, board games, books, pencil sharpener, stapler, tape, glue, scrapebook items, knitting, bead work, sewing supplies, paint, paintbrush etc....

 

I think that is it but I know I will think of other stuff later.......

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I forgot nuts, pancake mix and lots of fast food packets of ketchup, mustard & mayonaise!

 

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Tomorrow I am headed for Scottsborro, AL to the unclaimed baggage store.  This place is huge and has all kinds of things in it.  I am looking for cheap small day packs - multiple bugout bags, and other items that have not been opened, soap, tooth paste etc.  They have an unbelievable amount of stuff to look through.  If you live within a 4 hour drive or so it is a good place to look for "stuff".
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I have actually heard of this place!!  It's where all unclaimed items from airlines go.  I know one person who said they went there and he said that you would not believe how much they have there!!!!
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This week only...Albertson's is having a 10 for $10.00 sale on hydrogen peroxide and Loony Tunes 80 count baby wipes. These would come in handy for washing up and for wounds etc!
God Bless us all!
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Hi. I am a newbie to this sight. Wow this place is great. I noticed the first aid kit run away bag list and wanted to mention some new blood stop stuff on the market. It is called "Urgent QR" it's a brown looking powder but it really can stop bleeding from minor cuts quick. There is also an emergency dental kit which can be found in most drug stores too.  Alot of these items came over from the war medics and can be found easily  . - KJ
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I think I would like the Urgent QR for head wounds.  They bleed like the dickens and are hard to staunch.  Great tip Storm!

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i now beleive its important to increase the amount of  rice as this item can strecth  your food budget  I figure that I will have one years worth of rice and beans first then go back and add the extras.  canned fruit, tuna canned meat dried fruit and nuts  canned soup lot of garden seeds flour ,sugar cake mixes . I figure if your on a budget if you have enough rice for a year and beans .  Then add your extra as you go so t that if it hits next week you will at least  survive if it hits next month youwill be better til if it hits next year you wont miss a thing

I also realize there are friends and family I could help more if  had more rice and beans.   The first months  will be the most important later you can add from a garden.     

   



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I want to discuss a specific item that belongs in everyone's kit.  A knife sharpener.  Among the things you don't want to forget.  A sharp knife has many more uses than a dull one, and if you use your knife it is bound to get knicked and dulled even if you are careful.

When I grew up they had sharpening stones - two stones in one.  A coarse grit and a fine grit.  These are still available.  But there is a modern equivalent that works far better and faster. 

These days you can get sharpening "stones" that are really a soft metal matrix impregnated with hundreds of tiny diamond fragments. They work really well - and you can sharpen knives, scissors, needles, fishhooks - anything that needs an edge quickly and efficiently. 

 

Buck makes several sizes - but there are cheaper knock-offs as well.  I saw a portable combination one with coarse and fine faces available at the local hardware store for under $20.  With a diamond sharpening system you can have your knifes shaving sharp in a matter of minutes!

-R

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Posted this on the 100 things topic but it's worth repeating:

CONDOMS!

Be careful out there :>}

"I am only one; but still I am one, I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do." -- Hellen Keller
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Non electric egg beater, K mart $7 -  over priced, yes. Saving my arm, priceless.
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