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#297535 - 11/12/20 03:04 AM Re: Prepping for Unforeseen Events in a Grid Down [Re: KenK]
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Originally Posted By: KenK
What is a grid down situation?

You can't go to the store. You may not be able to get gas. You may or may not have electricity, communication, and municipal water. Getting to a hospital, doctor, or dentist may take a while.

Originally Posted By: KenK
Whatever it is, what is short term and long term?

Anywhere from two months to nearly a year, more likely somewhere in between.

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#297541 - 11/12/20 04:26 PM Re: Prepping for Unforeseen Events in a Grid Down [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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One hugely important thing to do right now, make friends with your neighbors.
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#297544 - 11/12/20 07:21 PM Re: Prepping for Unforeseen Events in a Grid Down [Re: haertig]
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Objective evidence that the fish antibiotics and those for humans differ in any way would be appreciated.

Whether the antibiotics are absorbed differently through the skin of the fish or the "skin" of the stomach is not the question at hand.

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#297545 - 11/12/20 07:55 PM Re: Prepping for Unforeseen Events in a Grid Down [Re: KenK]
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"Grid down" refers to the electrical grid not working; more widespread than a simpler local power outage. A shorter-duration example was the East Coast power outage of 2003: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_blackout_of_2003

There is a widely debated concern that a repeat of the Carrington Event: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrington_Event#:~:text=The%20Carrington%20Event%20was%20a,largest%20geomagnetic%20storm%20on%20record.

would be much more crippling due to the greater dependency on electrical power for almost all of modern life, the challenges of replacing the many burned out transformers one sees at electrical substations (built on demand, apparently mainly in Scandanavia, wait time is a year, thousands to replace), and other factors.

A nuclear weapon, detonated at high altitude, could accomplish the same, or worse: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_electromagnetic_pulse

A fairly recent book by William Forstchen: "One Second After" describes the aftermath of such an attack, as does his follow-up book "One Year After".

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#297557 - 11/14/20 02:16 AM Re: Prepping for Unforeseen Events in a Grid Down [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Hikermor recommended something for constipation and diarrhea. I'll order Milk of Magnesia and Pepto-Bismol.

I want to avoid running out of certain supplies. Is that an achievable goal? I don't know, but I have to try. I'll order two more boxes of 100 count nitrile gloves, one box of fifty-count 2" x 4" adhesive bandages, and one box of twenty-count 3" x 4" non-adherent pads.

Is there any remedy that no one has mentioned that I should consider if stores are closed, and doctors, hospitals, and dentists are hard to reach for four months? I'm placing my next order this Monday.

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#297558 - 11/14/20 02:18 AM Re: Prepping for Unforeseen Events in a Grid Down [Re: Blast]
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Originally Posted By: Blast
One hugely important thing to do right now, make friends with your neighbors.

I've already been doing what I can.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#297563 - 11/14/20 07:46 AM Re: Prepping for Unforeseen Events in a Grid Down [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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What are your preps for diarrhea, constipation, and all those things that accompany changes in diet and daily routines?


We should not forget old wisdom, or folk medicine.
Yugort is good for diarrhea, so is heavy tea without sugar

In grid-down, or general hard times, or any kind of unforseen stuff, local or old medicine always saves the day. I remember two years ago, I was at my brother's house in another town. I got a bad toothache out of no-where. I was far from my well-stocked pantry and medicine cabinet. He brought me a small piece of mihr (?sp?). I just put it on my tooth for half an hour and I was OK. Since then. mihr(?sp) is always present in my portable pharmacy. It works as local pain killer , and antibiotic.

So, same goes for herbal teas, like mint, hibiscus, thyme , anise, and others.

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#297564 - 11/14/20 07:52 AM Re: Prepping for Unforeseen Events in a Grid Down [Re: Chisel]
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OK, got the correct spelling :

Myrrh

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#297565 - 11/14/20 08:00 AM Re: Prepping for Unforeseen Events in a Grid Down [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Oh, and don't forget vitamin/mineral supplements

In grid-down situations, we may not be able to get all the nutrients we need. Either because we do not get our regular foods from store , or maybe not able to cook them as we normally do.

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#297566 - 11/14/20 08:26 AM Re: Prepping for Unforeseen Events in a Grid Down [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Oh, one important thing. If the grid is down then water won´t flow in the pipes because waterpumps don´t work without electricity. That means no water from your faucet and your toilet won´t flush. So you have to pour water from buckets (to flush) or use buckets as toilet.

Inexpensive DIY Camping Toilet System

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grQzkrJVsnU


Edited by Herman30 (11/14/20 08:31 AM)

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