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#149378 - 09/17/08 06:17 PM Re: Ike Survivors May Wait Weeks for Hot Meals, Baths [Re: benjammin]
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3561
Loc: Spring, Texas
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How much water did you put up in preparation for the storm?


24 1-gal jugs (12 bought on May 1st of this year, 12 left over from last year's hurricane season)
18 500mL bottles
18 250mL bottles
3 7-gal Aquatainers
1 2.5-gal Aquatainer
1 1-gal Coleman jug
3 55-gal drums of rainwater for flushing toilets, bathing cats, etc...

36 cans of soda, a case of juice boxes, and a case of freezy-pops.

Four 2qt Gladware and eight 1qt Gladeware containers of frozen water for the freezers.

Uh, and a little alcohol.

I've been tracking my consumption of liquids and it's been 1.5 gallons of water per day, two sodas, and assorted mixed drinks/beer. grin

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#149381 - 09/17/08 06:36 PM Re: Ike Survivors May Wait Weeks for Hot Meals, Baths [Re: Blast]
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Registered: 02/06/04
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Loc: Anchorage AK
That is more than what I had before Fay. but then it was just me and the kid here, and Fay never looked that bad coming in.

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#149382 - 09/17/08 06:39 PM Re: Ike Survivors May Wait Weeks for Hot Meals, Baths [Re: benjammin]
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In light of Texas's excessively hot weather I always stash tons of water, even when hiking. Thirst is unpleasent.

I've given away about 5 gallons to neighbors who weren't as prepared.

-Blast
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#149383 - 09/17/08 06:43 PM Re: Ike Survivors May Wait Weeks for Hot Meals, Baths [Re: Blast]
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1852
Loc: MINNESOTA

most of the time i just scan these posts or go to ones that have
survival information i can really use--north woods and water survival--but i read this one all the way thru..what other folks in this country have to plan for and put up with is amazing. talking about how many days worth of food and water put away like it's water cooler chat about the local team..

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#149388 - 09/17/08 07:29 PM Re: Ike Survivors May Wait Weeks for Hot Meals, Baths [Re: CANOEDOGS]
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Loc: Spring, Texas
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talking about how many days worth of food and water put away like it's water cooler chat about the local team..


That's funny, back in Minnesota my folks still keep a month of food on hand "in case of a blizzard". Of course, they also lived through the Great Depression. That taught lessons you never forget. I'm just doing what they taught me, but with extra water, and, uh extra booze...

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#149389 - 09/17/08 07:33 PM Re: Ike Survivors May Wait Weeks for Hot Meals, Ba [Re: CityBoyGoneCountry]
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Loc: Spring, Texas
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I've never been in a hurricane, so someone needs to educate me. Is the flooding caused by ocean water or is it from the rain?


Depends, for the first few miles or so along the coast (and rivers emptying into the coast) flooding is due to ocean water being blown inland as giant waves. Farther in the flooding is due to rain (my house got over 15" of rain in under 24 hours).

-Blast
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#149444 - 09/18/08 02:11 AM Re: Ike Survivors May Wait Weeks for Hot Meals, Baths [Re: Blast]
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Registered: 09/30/01
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Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
Extra booze is always good. Always...
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