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#250239 - 08/25/12 08:06 PM preps for Isaac
LesSnyder Offline

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1375
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
just got back from 3 days in the Keys...iguanas are everywhere... mangrove and yellow fin snapper are excellent...

got the batteries for the cordless drill and spare auto batteries on charge...topped off the Eneloops

freezing a couple more gallon jugs of water

identified mislabeled circuits on the power panel so I can back feed if necessary from the garage

topped off the gas and propane tanks...

watch and wait... keep safe all

#250244 - 08/25/12 10:15 PM Re: preps for Isaac [Re: ]
AKSAR Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 972
Loc: Alaska
Izzy, Les, and the rest of you folks down there, stay safe.

Give us an update when things settle down.
"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more."
-Dorothy, in The Wizard of Oz

#250252 - 08/26/12 10:02 AM Re: preps for Isaac [Re: LesSnyder]
Phaedrus Offline

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 1823
Loc: Great Plains
May the Force be with you! I hope it doesn't get too rough for you folks there. I live in SD; the only danger here is being bored to death! wink
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” Naguib Mahfouz

#250253 - 08/26/12 11:48 AM Re: preps for Isaac [Re: LesSnyder]
powerring Offline

Registered: 04/25/08
Posts: 32
For all of you in the path of the storm, be safe and best wishes.

#250256 - 08/26/12 01:04 PM Re: preps for Isaac [Re: LesSnyder]
bacpacjac Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3513
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Stay safe, friends!
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#250263 - 08/26/12 04:38 PM Re: preps for Isaac [Re: LesSnyder]
James_Van_Artsdalen Offline

Registered: 09/13/07
Posts: 449
Loc: Texas
Good Luck!

Don't forget to get some cash, Could be a cash economy for a few days.

And if a neighbor owns a Bobcat, remind them that you're BFFs :-)

#250265 - 08/26/12 04:43 PM Re: preps for Isaac [Re: LesSnyder]
spuds Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 822
Loc: SoCal Mtns
Just heard a gov down that way says 3 days food and

#250284 - 08/26/12 10:06 PM Re: preps for Isaac [Re: LesSnyder]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2695
Loc: La-USA
I have assumed HurCon IV and all the preps that must be doneto achieve HurCon IV.

Tomorrow, if there is no change, I will excute and assume the preps required for HurCon III.
The best luck is what you make yourself!

#250301 - 08/27/12 02:24 AM Re: preps for Isaac [Re: LesSnyder]
LesSnyder Offline

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1375
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
wildman... didn't get any general response to the post on tropical weather, but since Isaac looks like it's heading your way, you might like the models at the bottom of the Crown Weather site


stay safe

#250305 - 08/27/12 04:29 AM Re: preps for Isaac [Re: LesSnyder]
Paul810 Offline

Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 1428
Loc: NJ, USA
We're not in the path of Isaac up here, but we do get some good storms from time to time. With that in mind, I made up a box a few years back with basic storm supplies that I keep next to our bottled water. This is what it has in it:

-4 fixed blades with sheaths (Buck 473's)
-DMT diamond sharpener
-4 pairs work gloves
-box of dust masks
-box of ear plugs
-hand wipes
-orange flagging tape
-100ft nylon rope
-2 tarps
-roll duct tape
-small pry bar
-4 flash lights
-plenty of spare batteries
-a fencing tool (kind of a combination hammer/wrench)
-6 whistles on lanyards
-6 FRS two-way radios
-2 Grundig crank radios (am/fm/sw/small led light)
-First Aid kit

Everyone also has their own bug-out backpack with individual supplies; like clothes, water, food, important papers, ect. (We used the list at read.gov as a guide). We've also got a bag for the dog that we keep with his fold-up crate.

I wanted everything together and easily accessible, that way, if an emergency does happen during the storm, all our supplies are easy to find. If things are especially bad and we have to abandon the house, we can do it nearly instantaneously, instead of having to search for stuff.

Otherwise, I have a list of stuff I usually run down before hand:

-All vehicles full of gas/diesel
-Leave one truck at my mother's house (I live on a dead-end, so it's possible to be blocked in. Having a car over there means another vehicle option within walking distance.)
-Fill up extra gas cans
-Make sure water stocks are good
-Make sure sump-pump works
-Grab a 3" trash pump and hoses from work
-Make sure generators work
-Make sure chainsaws work/chain is sharp
-Pump some water out of the pool
-Charge the portable tools (drills/circular saw/reciprocating saw/cut-off wheel)
-Bring in anything that can fly away

There might be more, but that's what I remember off the top of my head.

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