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#283316 - 01/13/17 05:47 PM 48 Hours
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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If a catastrophic event (earth quake, tsunami, EMP attack, meteor) were to happen in 48 Hours, what would you do in addition to the prep you already have?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#283321 - 01/13/17 06:30 PM Re: 48 Hours [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Montanero Offline
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Registered: 10/14/08
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Loc: North Carolina
Run Away!! If possible anyway.

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#283322 - 01/13/17 06:33 PM Re: 48 Hours [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
MoBOB Offline
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Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 1219
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Predicted earthquake? Well, I would probably make sure all my rechargeable tool batteries are charged. I would probably have to do some home repair. I would likely buy some OSB, 2x4s, extra tarps, cordage, and nails/screws. Also, lots of 13-gallon garbage bags.

Tsunami? I would pack as much stuff as I could into the largest rental truck I could find and get the HOOD. I probably wouldn't be living in a tsunami zone anyway. I am not that enamored with oceanfront areas.

EMP? - More batteries for something?

Meteor? A cold beer and wait for the extinction. Pretty much the same thing I did when I was stationed a military base that was very high on the Soviet target list for dropping a nuke. There really isn't much you can do.


Edited by MoBOB (01/13/17 06:37 PM)
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#283328 - 01/13/17 07:01 PM Re: 48 Hours [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Online   content
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4865
Loc: SOCAL
Earthquakes are why I prepare -- SOCAL. Wildfires are secondary because they give a bit of warning.

Something I've been playing with lately are some large'ish ammo cans that can serve to protect electronics. In one can I intend to have my older iPad, an Android tablet, my iPhone 4s and an ability for charging all with my Goal Zero solar. It should all fit in the same can. Looking at plastic insulation for the inside to isolate the devices from the walls of the can.

Those devices will be stored in the can when not in use. My iPad Pro will unfortunately be out and susceptible to whatever hits.

Meteor strike? Besides moving off-world, can you prepare for that?

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#283330 - 01/13/17 07:03 PM Re: 48 Hours [Re: MoBOB]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: MoBOB
Meteor? A cold beer and wait for the extinction. Pretty much the same thing I did when I was stationed a military base that was very high on the Soviet target list for dropping a nuke. There really isn't much you can do.

Cookies, potato chips, pizza, sodas and listen to music. My taste is eclectic. I like almost everything except country, hard rock and rap.

Jeanette Isabelle
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"When you're up to your [neck] in alligators, it's hard to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp." -- Floridian proverb

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#283331 - 01/13/17 07:11 PM Re: 48 Hours [Re: Russ]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: Russ
Meteor strike? Besides moving off-world, can you prepare for that?

Depending on the size, the entire Earth would not be destroyed. Let's say one land in France, where my family is from, and another off the cost of Florida.

Jeanette Isabelle
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"When you're up to your [neck] in alligators, it's hard to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp." -- Floridian proverb

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#283332 - 01/13/17 07:19 PM Re: 48 Hours [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Online   content
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Considering that it's theorized that a meteor strike near the Yucatan Peninsula caused the mass extinction of dinosaurs -- I suppose it depends on the size and proximity of the strike -- too many unknowns. Big enough, it won't matter much where it hits.

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#283334 - 01/13/17 10:24 PM Re: 48 Hours [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Loc: Ocala, FL
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"When you're up to your [neck] in alligators, it's hard to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp." -- Floridian proverb

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#283340 - 01/14/17 06:30 PM Re: 48 Hours [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
TeacherRO Offline
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If you have to bug out assume 12-20 hours in traffic, leaving town...

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