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Yesterday at 03:18 AM Prep with pets? by Bingley

Having adopted a pet recently, I am looking to update my prep to include the furry friend. I feel like I have a good handle on how to prepare for the most common scenarios such as medical emergencies and lost pets, and for the least common scenarios as such bug out during a massive disaster. But then I'm noticing there are some "in between" scenarios that I am not sure how to assess.

For example, some people are concerned about car accidents with a pet in the car or becoming otherwise incapacitated with a pet somewhere (either in the car or at home). One source advocates having some sort of info tube with the pet's info & pictures so responders to the scene can search for the dog should it get loose from the crash site. There are services that sell a "I have a dog at home" card so whoever goes through your wallet will find it and alert the service to help take care of your dog. I've also seen signs that go on the door ("in case of emergency, save my dog located in this or that spot, contact this or that person"). All these assume that whoever sees these items will respond appropriately.

What can we expect from paramedics, firemen, police, etc. who show up to accident scenes or house fires? I have no doubt these are all well-intentioned people, but will the paramedic do a thorough search of the inner compartments of your wallet to find the "I have a dog at home" card and then act on it? I feel like they must follow certain rules (e.g., look for health-related & basic ID info only).

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07/25/22 07:54 PM Bleach by Bingley

I'm looking for bleach to disinfecting water storage containers. Five years ago I could still find plain bleach, but now the local markets don't seem to carry bleach that doesn't have other labels. It seems that all non-scented bleach is now "low plash" formula. Does anyone know what that is? Is that safe for my intended use?

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06/23/22 02:50 PM Predicted food shortages by brandtb

Without getting political, What, if anything, are forum members doing about food shortages caused by drought, fertilizer shortage, transportation/supply chain disruption predicted for this summer?

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06/22/22 09:59 PM NH White Mountains by Ratch

Story from Washington Post on a hiker perishing in Mt. Washington. This story, and place, seems to be a perennial.

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06/20/22 11:36 PM Checking Gear by hikermor

I am just finishing my quarterly check of gear stashed for various contingencies. Just about everything was fine, but one off brand battery had bit the dust and one of my multitools was stiff and unworkable. A session with WD40 helped.

No big deal, but a periodic check on stashed gear will often reveal problems that could be significant if not remedied in time. Also a good time to review the adequacy of your preps.......


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