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#69945 - 07/27/06 08:15 PM Re: Preparedness poll results
Blast Offline
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Registered: 07/15/02
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Loc: Spring, Texas

Thank you very much for the URL!

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#69946 - 07/28/06 02:07 AM Re: Preparedness poll results
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
Oh, I've got a better one, but it only works for the right age bracket. Ask them if they remember Erlte the Turtle. "Duck and cover", everyone.

You want to see any faith in FEMA go away, that worked pretty well even before Katrina.

When a man dare not speak without malice for fear of giving insult, that is when truth starts to die. Truth is the truest freedom.

#69947 - 07/28/06 03:52 AM Re: Preparedness poll results
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1155
I have changed my plans from showers to bathtubs in two of the four bathrooms in the new house. My GWB thinks her sacrificing loving hubby is not sparing any luxury items for their beautiful home.

I havent told her that the REAL reason is to have two additional "buckets" of water in case of emergency

<img src="/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />
Sometimes I feel like a criminal trying to hide things.

Now, if she finds all the candles I am staching she would think I am going tp put them all on her birthday cake and expose her age.

#69948 - 07/28/06 04:07 AM Re: Preparedness poll results
ironraven Offline
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Stash the candles with a scented massage oil that you can also use with wicks to make lamps out of jelly jars. Then she'll just think you are hiding a romantic side.

Better buy a couple books on massage while you are at it. Just in case she calls the bluff. <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

When a man dare not speak without malice for fear of giving insult, that is when truth starts to die. Truth is the truest freedom.

#69949 - 07/28/06 04:21 AM Re: Preparedness poll results
martino910 Offline

Registered: 04/02/06
Posts: 40
It's a question/statement of how covenient life has become.
Rarely do people do "things" for themselves, movies are delivered to your door, you can do your shopping on-line,pick up my car for a service etc...they get so used to that if, heaven forbid it wasn't there one day, there'd be chaos!
So the mindset is slowly being worn away...
I hate to think what the next generation of kids will be like?
Someone else to fight a war for them?

Convenience is good, but it shouldn't rule our lives.

The "unfortunate" folks in Beirut can/seem to move at a moments notice.Can we?

#69950 - 07/28/06 03:18 PM Re: Preparedness poll results
GameOver Offline

Registered: 09/23/05
Posts: 73
Loc: VA, USA
Good point, thanks! I'll move a few collabsible containers into the HVAC closet for backup. Also a good reminder that I need to drain the tank a bit to get rid of sediment. Hmm, perhaps I'll put some coffee filters & a funnel in with the containers to filter out the chunks if we want to use that water in emergency.
It may not be our fault, but it is our problem.
-- Mike

#69951 - 07/29/06 02:22 AM Re: Preparedness poll results
Susan Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
A couple of longtime friends who still live in SoCal have gradually been getting The Word on preparedness. Their house isn't very big, so they built a new "tool shed" in the back yard, painted to match the house. But there's no lawnmower, weedwhacker or garden tools in it. It is on a concrete slab, has no windows, is heavily insulated and has some kind of solar vent thing. It has sturdy shelves with supplies in those medium-sized plastic totes.

If they have an earthquake, their stuff will be accessible. If they have to run, the stuff is in plastic totes, color-coded for importance.

I thought this was a clever idea for storage. I haven't seen it but would like to.


#69952 - 07/29/06 03:14 PM Re: Preparedness poll results
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Registered: 11/10/03
Posts: 710
Loc: Augusta, GA
Umm... "someone" else does fight a war for them: Predator Drones! If they could only make the interface to the Predators work with an X-box game controller...

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