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#101140 - 07/30/07 07:13 PM Top 100 to go in emergency
lukus Offline
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 170
Loc: TEXAS (where else?)
Thought this was kind of interesting. Most of it not surprising, especially given the mindset of most people. Was definitely surprised batteries was so far down the list. And I thought it was funny that people would wait till an emergency to get #40.

http://baconreport.blogspot.com/2007/07/top-100-items-to-disappear-first-during.html

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#101149 - 07/30/07 10:42 PM Re: Top 100 to go in emergency [Re: NightHiker]
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 691
I disagree with the order: look at people shopping for a hurricane. Its almost always the same items:

water, bleach, plywood, batteries and ice.

Note that 4 of thease are cheap and plentiful, if you prepare before hand.

tro

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#101160 - 07/30/07 11:46 PM Re: Top 100 to go in emergency [Re: teacher]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Batteries and Water go first.

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#101162 - 07/31/07 12:22 AM Re: Top 100 to go in emergency [Re: Todd W]
celler Offline
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Registered: 12/25/03
Posts: 410
Loc: Jupiter, FL
I agree the list is out of order for a short-term emergency (i.e. hurricane, tornado) effecting a small region. I think this list is more designed for a long-term, longer reaching emergency (think Jerico the TV series).

Oh, I thought that the rent-a-dog link was priceless. What will the left-coast think of next? And no, the dog in my avatar is not for rent. I think he would rent me out first.

Craig.


Edited by celler (07/31/07 12:46 AM)

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#101168 - 07/31/07 01:49 AM Re: Top 100 to go in emergency [Re: lukus]
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
I was very surprised by two omissions.

I've gone through that list twice in 24 hours. Both times, I failed to find a mention of gasoline and diesel, except in passing. I also couldn't find potable water. I can't think of many natural disasters where motor vehicle fuel didn't get very valuable very fast, and fewer were the water supplies for most people weren't either cut off due to lack of electricity for the pumps, or contaminated.

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#101170 - 07/31/07 01:56 AM Re: Top 100 to go in emergency [Re: celler]
hamilton Offline
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Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 81
This list strikes me as a list of what this guy believes would go missing in an emergency. I'd be interested in seeing actual statistics on what goes missing and in what time frame.

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#101172 - 07/31/07 02:28 AM Questionable theory but not reality???? [Re: lukus]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2806
Loc: La-USA
This list does not match my experiences of trying to Reason with Hurricane Season.

The batteries, bottled water, canned goods, plywood, flashlights and lanterns,all disappear very quickly.

There are only 3 days of supplies in any American city at any given time. A run on a store empties the shelves within a couple of hours, at the most.
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#101175 - 07/31/07 02:41 AM Re: Questionable theory but not reality???? [Re: wildman800]
Alan_Romania Offline

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Registered: 06/29/05
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Loc: Arizona
I am pretty sure, can't find the report right now, that the top five (in no particular order) for any natural disaster are:

Batteries
Bottled water
Propane and stove fuel
Canned food
Plywood/and fasteners
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#101179 - 07/31/07 04:13 AM Re: Top 100 to go in emergency [Re: lukus]
JCWohlschlag Offline
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Registered: 11/26/06
Posts: 724
Loc: Dallas, Pennsylvania, United S...
Interesting. I remember that the two things Wal-Mart stocked up on before Hurricane Katrina (and Charlie, and probably others) were Pop-Tarts (Strawberry) and beer. Those weren't anywhere on the list.

http://www.google.com/search?q=Hurricane+Pop-Tarts+Beer&btnG=Search
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#101185 - 07/31/07 06:17 AM Re: Top 100 to go in emergency [Re: JCWohlschlag]
Alan_Romania Offline

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I LOVE STRAWBERRY POPTARTS!
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