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#289441 - 06/15/18 01:27 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
UncleGoo Offline
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Registered: 12/06/06
Posts: 354
Loc: CT
Bought a first aid kit. One of those little packs with OTC pain meds, Benadryl, Immodium, bandaids, an ace bandage, butterflies, antibiotic creams, etc, etc--the basic stuff. AuntGoo saw it in the truck, and was happy to know that the duct-tape, papertowels, and TP could now be reserved for the "important" stuff...
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#289516 - 06/20/18 07:11 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1865
Loc: Emerald City, OZ
I don't know why I haven't done this sooner. In most situations in which I needed hand sanitizer, Mom is there. I EDC a bag, why am I relying on Mom? I added a bottle of hand sanitizer to my EDC bag.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#289644 - 06/25/18 07:42 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
LesSnyder Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1534
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
just finished testing the squeeze bulb siphon fuel system adapted to my smaller inverter gen set...plumbed a 3/16" tee between the fuel shut off of the main tank and the fuel pump, then attached a 3/16 line to feed with the siphon system... 1/4" female NPT to 3/16 barb (hard to find other than on line,but a 1/4" barb can be made to work with 3/16 line)... a shut off plug will allow the OEM system to work...modified a fuel spout with some 1/2" PVC elbows for my 5 gal cans to hold the inlet fuel line, and makes it more water proof...

the siphon system worked well for Irma, and allowed me to use fuel from individuals whose refrigerators I kept up a couple of hours at a time, without hot fueling...

running the inverter on a 2 gal tank should give me all nite ceiling fan and refrigerator run time

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#289662 - 06/26/18 07:43 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2326
1. Added a light jacket to my kit. Even in summer
2. Ordering a few odds and ends
3. Writing up some checklists
4. adding new phone apps ( Uber, google translate, skype and a few others
5. Charging my digital device batteries
6. Repacking my edc

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#290156 - 08/06/18 12:30 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1865
Loc: Emerald City, OZ
I included a printed list of my prescription medications in my EDC bag.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#290157 - 08/07/18 02:25 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
LesSnyder Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1534
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
I included the actual prescription numbers of my meds to the emergency notification, doctor's numbers, and meds list already in my wallet

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#290158 - 08/07/18 03:36 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: LesSnyder]
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6583
Loc: southern Cal
Today I filled about a dozen three liter water bottles, bringing my total stash of potable water to around fifty gallons, which should be enough drinking water for the two of us for around three weeks.

My main concern is disruption of tap water supply in the event of a major earthquake. If water will still be available post shake, it likely will be nonpotable.

Reading today about the relief efforts underway in SE Asia, following their most recent quake. I would expect much the same in SoCal, on a much larger scale, when it is our turn in the barrel....
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#290226 - 08/15/18 10:53 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2326
Researching freeze dried foods. Adding sharps to a kit.
Ordering a spare leatherman

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#290241 - 08/16/18 07:12 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Roarmeister Offline
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 893
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Got a new 2GoSystems Trifecta tarp/blanket/bivy. Its to replace my SOL Escape bivy and be a reflector tarp. The SOL version was also made of Tyvek and aluminumized but it was orange on the outside which is too bright for ordinary camping. It was too small at only 31" wide and was more suitable as a sleeping bag liner than as a bivy on the outside of a bag.

The Trifecta is 35.4"W x 87.7"L and comes with a full waterproof zipper on three sides and 9 tie-outs (one in the middle) to make versatile as a tarp. Its bigger than the Grabber tarp as well, although not as durable; it is semi-breathable while being mostly water resistant. Some would say water proof. It is a muted green with a equally muted grey logo imprinted on it.

I need to try it out this weekend - but in these temps, I expect I won't need a sleeping bag as the temps are only expected to drop to 10C. I can probably sleep in my clothes with a pad underneath me. They say it should be good for a 6-8C improvement from sleeping in the open air.

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#290242 - 08/16/18 07:14 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: TeacherRO]
Roarmeister Offline
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 893
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
Researching freeze dried foods. Adding sharps to a kit.
Ordering a spare leatherman


Oh yeah, the was my other item! Purchased a Surge (larger version of the Wave). I'm started to work out the stiffness in the pliers but I expect that might take a while.

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