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#283906 - 02/28/17 02:54 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Offline
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Have you tried a bicycle? For some it's a much better option. IMO pushing a bike which is carrying a load is preferable to carrying that load on your back.

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#283907 - 02/28/17 03:02 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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If there is a mass evacuation, what is the likelihood of keeping a bike?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#283908 - 02/28/17 03:18 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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I've always felt that one of the benefits of prior planning is an ability to avoid the mass. Your call.

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#283909 - 02/28/17 03:28 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Russ]
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Originally Posted By: Russ
I've always felt that one of the benefits of prior planning is an ability to avoid the mass. Your call.

Valid point. I did not give as much of a consideration the odds for an advanced warning to bug out. You're right. There would have to be an advanced notice of some sort.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#283910 - 02/28/17 03:58 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Paying attention to current events, symptoms of a major problem, and deciding where that trend is going and acting on your gut instinct may be the only warning that you have.
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#283911 - 02/28/17 07:31 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Mark_R Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
If there is a mass evacuation, what is the likelihood of keeping a bike?

Jeanette Isabelle


It doesn't necessarily have to be a conventional bicycle. Folding luggage/grocery cart (40-150 lbs capacity), stripped down umbrella stroller (40 lbs capacity), folding golf push cart (50 lbs?), rolling backpack/luggage (20-50 lbs), and folding bicycle/push scooters. If you don't need to ride it, there is a wide selection of rolling load carriers. My only .02 is to restrict your luggage size to carryon since you're going to be sharing luggage space with a lot of other people.
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#283918 - 03/01/17 01:56 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Precisely what are circumstances of this hypothesized "mass evacuation?" Any historical examples? Are we talking about something like the recent Oroville example, or something even more organized and controlled?
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#283919 - 03/01/17 02:07 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: hikermor]
Russ Offline
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My thought went to the Katrina evac to the Superdome or the evac from NOLA to the Houston Astrodome. I would prefer to avoid those shelter options.

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#283920 - 03/01/17 02:25 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: hikermor]
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
Precisely what are circumstances of this hypothesized "mass evacuation?" Any historical examples? Are we talking about something like the recent Oroville example, or something even more organized and controlled?

Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
Originally Posted By: Russ
To some extent you can run what-if scenarios and prepare for those situations. Much of what we discuss here are just that in the sense of: "what if" that happened to me?

Be the situation a hurricane on its way, a tornado, wildfire or earthquake, the needs afterward are very similar in the way of shelter-water-food. The preps for one often suffice as preps for the others, basics are basics. Get the basic shelter-water-food for a hurricane and then expand for your specific what-if's.

Take the experiences of others here and use them, don't think of them in the abstract, think of whether those experiences apply to you.

I consider scenarios such as a tsunami, damaged infrastructure stopping products from getting to the stores, an EMP attack or some other attack on the power grid, war, the collapse of the economy and needing to get out of Dodge with nothing but what we can carry.

If it were just a tsunami, damaged infrastructure, attack on the power grid, war or collapse of the economy then likely we will bug in. If it appears as if it will get worse, we'll pack what we can.

One historical example may be World War II with the Jews fleeing to Israel. Another would be the Armenians fleeing to the United States.

I don't know what you mean by well organized.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#283928 - 03/01/17 11:55 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle

I'm a city gal. I don't do outdoors.

Jeanette Isabelle


Best to test it, before it's thrust upon you. Sleep on the floor, see what you need to do to get comfortable. Then, give the backyard, or a nearby campground, a try.
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