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#297569 - 11/14/20 12:43 PM Re: Prepping for Unforeseen Events in a Grid Down [Re: Chisel]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: Chisel
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.

I have a nutritional shake every morning, and I take a separate Vitamin B12 pill.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#297570 - 11/14/20 12:52 PM Re: Prepping for Unforeseen Events in a Grid Down [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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For some reason, foot care keeps popping up in my mind. That makes sense. After all, who knows what I'll need to be doing during a grid down situation.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#297575 - 11/14/20 10:44 PM Re: Prepping for Unforeseen Events in a Grid Down [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Registered: 04/29/09
Posts: 135
Loc: PA
Wound repair glue: I keep some of this in my car kits: https://www.petsupplies4less.com/Vetbond...ASABEgJFbvD_BwE

As far as I know its safe to use on us humans, comparable to the Dermabond used for wound repair instead of sutures or staples.

Asking your doc for a prescription for something for nausea: ondansetron works well, not too expensive. Or Meclizine/dramamine is available without a prescription but causes drowsiness, which is sometimes a blessing.

Bars of soap: they last forever in storage, better than hand sanitizer against most pathogens out to get us, still the best choice for cleaning out a dirty wound.

Splinting material, like a SAM splint, in various sizes.

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#297576 - 11/14/20 11:09 PM Re: Prepping for Unforeseen Events in a Grid Down [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
KenK Offline
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Sorry, but in my view planning for a complete lack of access to electricity, municipal water, food supplies, and medical care for up to a year is well beyond my own scope, and maybe that of this forum. To me that is more along the line of homesteading - and even homesteaders usually have access to supplies (food/equipment) and some level of medical care. We have no plan to store a year's worth of food - or toilet paper.

Here, we have a well and septic system. The house well also provides water to the horse barn. The house electricity extends to both of our barns. We've installed a natural gas whole house generator that can support our needs so long as natural gas is available. Natural gas is used to heat our home in winter. We do not have any supplemental heating (wood or electricity).

Last year we lost power for 7 days in July due to a very big storm, and we ran the generator much of the time, but shut it down when leaving the house. I was told the generator was built for it. I watched the engine oil level to be safe. Still, I can't imagine running the whole house generator for a month or certainly a year. I don't know what its expected life is (maybe 10th percentile hours of operation).

Blackouts are somewhat common here. Much of it is due to weather & trees damaging power lines. The power company is in the process of putting some lines underground. That should help.

I have no plans to move toward supplemental solar power.

Our internet, telephone, and TV are satellite based. I hope to switch from HughesNet to Star Link when Elon Musk has that up and running reliability. Cell phones only work marginally around here, flipping between 1 bar of 4G and the extended network (no-G).

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#297577 - 11/14/20 11:58 PM Re: Prepping for Unforeseen Events in a Grid Down [Re: KenK]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: KenK
Sorry, but in my view planning for a complete lack of access to electricity, municipal water, food supplies, and medical care for up to a year is well beyond my own scope, and maybe that of this forum.

How about four months instead of a year?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#297578 - 11/15/20 02:45 AM Re: Prepping for Unforeseen Events in a Grid Down [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3436
Loc: USA
This is not a survivalist forum and we’ve gone far enough down that road.



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#297582 - 11/15/20 11:52 AM Re: Prepping for Unforeseen Events in a Grid Down [Re: chaosmagnet]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Loc: Somewhere in Florida
In that case, if anyone has any additional ideas, send me a private message. I'm placing my order Monday.

Jeanette Isabelle
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