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May Prepping 2021

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    Posted: April 30 2021 at 2:24pm

This week I'm determined to address our fuel situation. Our eldest child has started driving and I've persuaded him about the need to top up his car when the tank reaches the half empty mark, which is what my husband and I do. But I want to take a stock check of what fuel we store on site and I want to implement a better rotation system. We do store diesel (for the tractor and the pick up) and a small amount of 91 unleaded for the ride on lawnmower and the other cars (in an emergency). We do have a small generator that runs on 91 as well. The problem is it's not a safe item to store and it does go off quickly. Any suggestions? what does everyone else do?

Personally I think fuel is the number 1 thing that people will miss in an emergency. It'll be the first thing to be rationed by the local authorities and the first thing that we'll all run out of.

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Speaking of fuel, I just bought a new hybrid car. Only a week old. I barely drive anywhere anyways- so I figure a tank of gas will last me a long, long time. I did fill it up at the tune of $40.

I live in a Retirement community that has it's own emergency generators in place for the kitchen and hallway lights and also I found out it runs every other electrical outlet in the hallways for anything you want to plug in such as O2 equipment, phone chargers, lamps, etc. Our electric went out during a storm not too long ago and I learned all of this.

I have been ordering a steady supply of KN-95 masks from Bonafide Masks, a US Company and also a supply of N95 masks from another US complany- Texas Masks. Have quite a supply on hand for the future.

And am fully vaccinated!! Which to me counts as preparedness!


'A man who does not think and plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.'
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We got a hybrid car a couple of months ago and it's great. We get about an extra 300km per tank from it's hybrid self charging so it's really economical. 

Last month I bought a handful of rechargeable night lights that are plugged in at all times and if the power goes out, they light up and you can then pick them up from their plugged in base and use them as a torch while you scramble around looking for candles and matches. They were only cheap, about $17 each and I have two upstairs (one on the landing) and 3 downstairs. We have thick curtains so if the power goes out there's no moonlight coming in and we're plunged into total darkness.

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