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    Posted: June 01 2015 at 5:37pm
So it's June already! We have had a lot of flooding here in Oklahoma over the past 3 weeks which has made me refocus on things. We have had to stay at home for several days at a time due to streets being flooded, making me focus on what I didn't have at home. So I have been focusing on drinking water, paper products, mosquito repellant. Since we are also in the midst of tornado season and we have been getting hit hard, I have also restocked my flashlights and batteries.
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I think this month won't be a prepping month for me. I'll be switching apartments soon, so I think it might be easier to focus more on packing this month. Other than that, I am going to be starting Zumba next week and continuing with Archery class :)

When the river overflowed in my hometown in 1997, I saw people using canoes to get around. I hope things are getting better for y'all
Be prepared! It may be time....^_^v
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Good luck with your move Hachi. I despise moving!
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I got 2 more 12 packs of the Charmin double rolls this week, some OTC meds, prescription refills, freezer and pantry are packed.
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Originally posted by Penham Penham wrote:

Good luck with your move Hachi. I despise moving!


Thanks, Penham! It really is the worst :/
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Seriously thinking about hatching out some chicken eggs in my incubator. Due to the Avain flu outbreak and a potential MERS pandemic,it may be a good idea. .
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Someone stole two of my friend's hens, yesterday. I suggested some backyard security. :/
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We are approaching mid winter here, and my focus is on my vegetable beds. I'm aiming to cover them with a good thick layer of composted cow poo, about 6 inches deep. I've got 3 huge piles of it so need to use it up somewhere. We're still officially in a drought so I'm sure it will improve the soil.

I'm also killing and butchering 2 of the largest pigs we've ever grown so am desperately trying to create some freezer space at the moment. I'll be making bacon, sausages, salamis, faggots and all the rest will be roasts and steaks. 
If it is to be, it is up to me.
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One good thing about all the flooding we had here for 3 weeks, we are officially no longer in a drought, we have been in a drought for 5 years. of course now comes the heat which is ok, we are getting close to the 100's now, not quite there yet but almost.
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Send some water this way - we're dying over here Ermm
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"Any community that fails to prepare, with the expectation that the federal government will come to the rescue, will be tragically wrong." Michael Leavitt, HHS Secretary.
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So are we Jacksdad. This time last year we were awash with rain falling 3 or 4 times a week. We hardly have any grass and it's dry. We've lost quite a few trees this year, just from drought. My concern is that we'll get major flooding like we did last year because it'll all fall at once.
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They're forecasting an El Nino event for us this year, so we might get a lot of rain. We need it, but we don't need flooding from torrential downpours either. That just results in most of it being sent to the ocean by the storm drain system, and the resultant pollution and litter going out there with it.
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Well I don't know what's responsible for it but the heat & humidity came fast & hard to TN this year.  About a month and a half early, by mid to late May it started feeling like July around here & hasn't let up yet. 
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We had 2 more days of rain this last week from tropical storm Bill coming up from Texas, but at least we didn't have any flooding, we just had the outside of the storm.

As far as prepping goes: I got another 12 pack of TP this week and 6 rolls of paper towels and 2 packages of the florescent light bulbs, as well as replacing all the burned out security flood lights outside.
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TP...I need more TP. I can tell you that is something I don't want to live without! I have only about 200 rolls need to have at least 500 rolls.

Penham I am so glad you avoided the floods. Lord I feel sooo sorry for people who have flood ruin their homes.
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FluMom, you are in much better shape than I am TP wise, I only have 52 double rolls of Charmin. I just started restocking my supply.

Yes, the floods did not affect me directly, it did wash out some bridges and roads near where I live and about 10 or 15 miles from where I live people did lose their homes to flooding. We were very fortunate.
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You know...for years and years in that place I once was...lets just call it college, we were issued two rolls of TP a week. Some of the guys...there were no girls there, would complain about two rolls a week weren't enough. One roll always lasted me a whole month. I had so many extra rolls I once weaved them into a rope and escaped. 30...40 years later my wife and son go through a roll every couple days. I still make mine last up to a month in my bathroom. We've got four or five hundred rolls here. By myself that would last me till I'm 110. If you were closer I'd sneak you a couple bundles. In fact, my wife and kids will be in Lakewood, Conifer in a few days. Maybe I'll send some up. Just teasing you, FM.
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TP is tough because it takes up so much space.  I have a little more than Penham but for a family of 4 that's embarrassing.  We easy go through one a day, maybe more.  But where I'm keeping paper products I don't see how I can fit anymore right now.  Really need some storage solutions.
 
Oneful, I'm worried about your digestive health if you can make a roll last a month, either that or you must have such amazing BM's that you don't need much TP LOL!
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Using both sides? Confused
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TP is literally a pain in the you-know-what when it comes to prepping. A few dozen rolls takes up as much space as a couple of weeks worth of food. Was It KiwiMum that had a solution to that using washable pieces of cloth? Worth thinking about if you're stuck for space. Or baby wipes - they do a good job and take up a lot less space, as well as being a good way to keep clean if showers/baths aren't available. Taking out the cardboard roll helps to reduce space too.
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"Any community that fails to prepare, with the expectation that the federal government will come to the rescue, will be tragically wrong." Michael Leavitt, HHS Secretary.
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