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#112483 - 11/14/07 03:12 PM My prep plans for Dec 2007
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2801
Loc: La-USA
1: Swap out all bottled water.

2: Continue building up food stores (canned and dry).

3: Donate hydraulic body lift and powered wheelchair to Goodwill. That will clear up significant space in my garage.

4: Reorganize garage to bring it one more step closer to my Emergency Shelter Plan. That will save a couple of hours if conversion were needed. Will convert C3 (communications, command, & control) area and relocate equipment.

5: Start swapping out old gasoline stores and replace with fresh gas. (ouch!)
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#112552 - 11/15/07 12:46 AM Re: My prep plans for Dec 2007 [Re: wildman800]
DFW Offline
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Registered: 09/03/07
Posts: 80
If you have rehab hospital in your area, may I suggest they would greatly appreciate the lift and chair? If not, what about a VA hospital? With all due respect to Goodwill, I think some other organizations could find someone with a more immediate need.

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#112561 - 11/15/07 01:39 AM Re: My prep plans for Dec 2007 [Re: DFW]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Yes, medical supplies can often be a godsend for low-income handicapped.

You might contact these people and see if they're still doing this, or know who is:

"The East Baton Rouge Recycling Office, Recycling Foundation and ExxonMobile ExC!TE are partnering with Come & Help, The Lions Club and the Louisiana School for the Deaf to add medical equipment and supplies, eyeglasses, and hearing aids to other materials collected for recycling at the monthly drop-off. The drop-off is held the third Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Louisiana Department of Insurance Office of Receivership at 6945 Florida Blvd. on the corner of Florida and Donmoor. The new items will be collected on a regular basis beginning October of 2003."

http://brgov.com/Dept/recycle/medicalroundup.htm

Sue


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#112598 - 11/15/07 01:55 PM Re: My prep plans for Dec 2007 [Re: Susan]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2801
Loc: La-USA
Thanks for that info Sue!! Bo
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#112599 - 11/15/07 02:01 PM Re: My prep plans for Dec 2007 [Re: DFW]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2801
Loc: La-USA
I agree but the local VA (clinic) isn't intrested in donations, but I was able to find a large adult 2 months ago that needed a nearly-new large power chair. He is now mobile & I freed up some critically needed space in my garage.

I will try to place the lift and sling (nearly new condition) but Goodwill is the only place that will take the power chair, recondition it, and get it to someone who needs it.

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#112603 - 11/15/07 02:42 PM Re: My prep plans for Dec 2007 [Re: wildman800]
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1029
Loc: The Netherlands
- Order some more Israeli-bandages

- Add more bottled water

- Order Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack for EDC

- Buy lot's of fireworks for the new year..uhmmm...signalling grin
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#112608 - 11/15/07 03:55 PM Re: My prep plans for Dec 2007 [Re: JIM]
Mike_in_NKY Offline
Member

Registered: 05/22/07
Posts: 121
Loc: KY
We also had a neighbor who's 87 yr old dad died and he had a hard time getting rid of many of the pieces of medical equipment that he had purchased for his dad. It was a shame that all that money is spent and there doesn't seem to be a widely known method of getting that equipment into someones hands who needs it.

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#112617 - 11/15/07 05:27 PM Re: My prep plans for Dec 2007 [Re: Mike_in_NKY]
JIM Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1029
Loc: The Netherlands
In the nursing-home I work now, a woman died, and me and a colleague (sp??) were sent to get all of the medical stuff out of the room...

About 5 boxes of 50 sterile gauze pads, 4 boxes of 20 elastic-bandage rolls (10cm x 4m), tons of gloves, antiseptic, transparent dressings, saline, syringes..you name it, it was there..

When we took the stuff pack to the guy who is in charge of the supplies he said: 'You can throw all that stuff away, it expires in 3 years, we'll just order new...'

And they wonder why health-care is so expensive, what a waste!

Guess where all that stuff is now... whistle

(and yes, I did ask him if I could have it.)
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#112620 - 11/15/07 05:48 PM Re: My prep plans for Dec 2007 [Re: wildman800]
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 691
try craigslist.com -- and its free!

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#112628 - 11/15/07 06:23 PM Re: My prep plans for Dec 2007 [Re: teacher]
Lono Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 10/19/06
Posts: 1013
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
There's a pressing need for medical equipment, donating is a great idea. In the Pacific Northwest this page lists a number of resources. You could locate similar places in your region and donate there. http://www.bridgemin.org/medicalequipment/medicalequipment02.html

I have no connection to Bridge Ministries except they have provided free medical equipment to my Dad over the years, for which I'm eternally grateful.

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