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I've seen people mention coffee filters on their lists.  What other uses do they have?  And, how much lamp oil should one have?  I bought 3 lamps and have  roughly 2 gallons of oil.  How fast does this oil burn in these lamps?
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I wouldnt know that answer.maybe a coffee filter can be used as a cold pack?
Hmm......
Does anyone have an emergency radio? I do but i was wondering if anyone else did.Also, if u do have one, what can it do? I also have a flashlight that you shake and it provides light. I have a question, if the pandemic happened, would landline or cell phones or internet be able to still work?or even electricity at that? Does anyone have walkie talkies(5mi,10mi,30mi)? Would that be necessary?
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Originally posted by Tadeo Tadeo wrote:

I've seen people mention coffee filters on their lists.  What other uses do they have?  And, how much lamp oil should one have?  I bought 3 lamps and have  roughly 2 gallons of oil.  How fast does this oil burn in these lamps?



I have coffee filter papers because I have a couple of water butts that collect rain water, if I need to use this water for personal use I would use them to filter out debrie and bugs then treat with purification tablets, [bleach in the uk is scented and is not safe to use in drinking water here].
No idea about your lamp oil, why not fill one lamp and see how long it lasts, you can then adjust [calculate] the amount you will need in an emergency situation.
   
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Originally posted by hachiban08 hachiban08 wrote:

I wouldnt know that answer.maybe a coffee filter can be used as a cold pack?
Hmm......
Does anyone have an emergency radio? I do but i was wondering if anyone else did.Also, if u do have one, what can it do? I also have a flashlight that you shake and it provides light. I have a question, if the pandemic happened, would landline or cell phones or internet be able to still work?or even electricity at that? Does anyone have walkie talkies(5mi,10mi,30mi)? Would that be necessary?

   

I think that the electricity and land lines will be working for a while, just think that if there was a breakdown of any of these services it would be a while before they where fixed, especially in areas that had civil unrest, would you want to be a repair person in a area where you was going to be attacked, these areas would have to wait until armed personal would be able to assist them, plus if your bills haven't been paid I would expect that your services would be disconnected.
Walkie talkies may be useful so you could talk to family members, neighbours, friends but you are going to need plenty of battries as back up.
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ah. i see what you mean. Ahh.. so then would postage be disrupted in the case of a pandemic?
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   I also just purchased some crank flashlights made by Dorcy at Sears, they seem better than the ones from Wal- mart and I used some Amazon free dollars to buy a crank radio made by Freeplay. Great to have and no batteries needed which will save money in the long run.
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I got my shake up light from sears, the beginning of this year.I got my solar/battery/dynamo powered radio from radioshack...it has a light like a lantern, a siren*dont know what im going to need that 4* and obviously a radio. i also got walkie talkies from radioshack. now its time to build up my battery prep again^_6;
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I bought a woodburning stove . It is in a small room.
So we will have heat and a way to cook food.   my basement can store fire wood for a year or or so .  
I also  have a small solar generator .with panels  It will keeop radios and a few lights and a small cd player going
 
I have been buying can food for
two years.Mostly fruit and vegetables and tuna anc corned beef soups and dog food .  I am aiming for six months of food
 
I am currently only buying canned foods .  The crackers I bought have already become stale. l I have thrown out food already because they were stale so now I focas on canned food only .which will be safe forever I hope.
 
I have ten bags of ten 10lb rice
tea and coffee powdered whitner.sugar.salt.
 
I will buy flour next yeast, jello cooking oil
This is for two of us.
 I have five blankets for each of us plus extra buckets to get water.  
I have twenty empty large water contiainers.
 
I need a water filter
extra warm clothes.
Canning jars
garden equipment
seeds  
 
I have two list my last minute list and my basic list and am stiill on my basic list.
 
My last trip to the store I will fill up the meat freezer and buy fresh fruit and  vegetables.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Man  you people all missed it  you forgot your ten year supply of peanut butter.  If you can't eat it   just slather it on to prevent this dosease that does not exist.  and if you get sick  slather more on!!!!   it can't hurt. and CDC  has a CURE for this disease that DOES NOT EXIST!!  WE ARE DOOMED!!!
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We all need to be off the grid    if no one knows where we are   then how could we ever contract this non existant disease!!  I am putting my puter back to PRE Y2K status  just in case!!!   Does Algore sell any PANDEMIC CREDITS  from his BUNCO CORP???
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Are you mocking the severity of a inevitable pandemic?
    
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He's a troll, but some of our most valuable members have started out as semi-trolls. It remains to be seen if he has the nerve to stay around and read. I dare him.
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you have a point....once the signs startbto show...he'll turn around
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I hope he doesn't leave. I like Glen. I'm not sure which was his best post - Chicken Little or the peanut butter one. I laughed until I nearly peed. Nearly. He just has to be one of those screen writers that I saw striking on TV. Hope things turn around for you buddy...
    
    
    
    
    
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    The only thing inevitable is death!


However, Acts of god, mother nature and man happen on a frequent basis.

In other words SH^* happens/hits the fan.
Therefore I am an advocate of being prepared!
I need to re-inventory and update my list and pictures.
But here is my list...
http://www.avianflutalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=3430
bullets and water!
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Wow - again I'm impressed. Thanks for that. Lots of good ideas.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Juliane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2007 at 11:34pm
Originally posted by Suzi Suzi wrote:

Buy tomato paste instead of soup. Some brands of soup list paste and water as the only ingredients. Some list spice also. Paste is cheaper and you can use it in other ways.
 
Really good advice
Soup can be made from this base easily
 Tomatoe paste some pasta a little of beef boulion
chicken bullion rice canned vegetables.
on and on the
better variety better health in general
I buy mostly canned single ingresiant foods.
 
I am mostly stocking up on canned food and  dry goods.rice sugar salt cocoa coffee tea.baking powder yeast. rice flour.
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dont 4get the toiletries=]
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aww this hasnt been used much either=[
time to start talking on these topics again=]
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Yes we need more on this kind of topic- good idea shareing-    not that 2 way ass-anine back and forth bickering
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