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#302132 - 12/09/23 07:39 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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I checked all of my over-the-counter medications for expiration dates, threw out any expired ones, and made a list of what I needed to buy.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#302139 - 12/11/23 09:24 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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I purchased a pair of fly swatters today. I don't know what issues we may face in the future, but I'm prepared if there is a pest problem.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#302140 - 12/12/23 01:45 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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I think I've posted this before, but so-called expiration dates on both over the counter and prescription medications are allowed, even encouraged, by the FDA without any evidence whatsoever. The practice seems to be to put a 2- year "expiration" date from the date of manufacture, without the manufacturers being required to submit such claims to outside testing.

One can imagine that this is done to encourage the credulous consumer to unnecessarily buy more of their product, reward the shareholders, etc.

Our tax dollars continue to fund a study by the Air Force on the mythology of prescription meds "expiration" dates called the Shelf Life Extension Program: https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topic...tension-Program

Some civilians have done the same: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shot...-myth-than-fact

The meds that do seem to lose potency are Nitroglycerin and aspirin and some liquid medicines.

The ONLY medication that may become hazardous is outdated tetracycline, and even with that claim, the last time I checked there was only one patient with kidney trouble attributed to outdated tetracycline.

If the medications can be retrieved from the trash please do so; not discarding still useful medicines keeps them out of the landfills, and eventually out of the water supply.

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#302141 - 12/12/23 03:04 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Famdoc]
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Originally Posted By: Famdoc
The meds that do seem to lose potency are Nitroglycerin and aspirin and some liquid medicines.

Expired liquid medications are what I threw out. I can't swallow pills, as I have mentioned. Therefore, I only buy liquid or chewable medications or medications I can crush.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#302146 - 12/18/23 06:40 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
My latest prep was five cases, 18-Count each (90 total), of applesauce cups.

Today, I purchased an additional five cases, each containing 18 cups, for a total of 90 cups of applesauce.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#302172 - 12/28/23 07:07 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Today, I bought five cases of applesauce cups (18 cups each) and two 12-packs of Propel.

Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
I purchased a pair of fly swatters today. I don't know what issues we may face in the future, but I'm prepared if there is a pest problem.

Edit: I also got hooks for my flyswatters.

Jeanette Isabelle


Edited by Jeanette_Isabelle (12/28/23 07:28 PM)
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#302174 - 12/29/23 10:11 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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I ordered some screw-in studs for my muck boots. They're pretty much what you'd use on snow tires. Given that I destroyed my right shoulder a few years ago after slipping and falling on the ice, I think avoiding that in the future is vital for my health and survival.
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#302175 - 12/29/23 12:05 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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#302176 - 12/29/23 01:46 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Herman30]
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Originally Posted By: Herman30

Do you have a specific reason for needing a pry bar for your preparations?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#302177 - 12/29/23 02:29 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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No specific reason. I think it is an important tool for urban prepeardness. Just like a silcock key, boltcutter, pliers etc etc.

Never know if you have to pry open a door to get in or out in an emergency situation. Or bust a window to escape.

This one is not too big (10inch) or heavy (about 0.7 pounds) to be carried in a backpack. And still the iron is thick enough as not to bend when used.


Edited by Herman30 (12/29/23 02:32 PM)

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