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No unread posts Preparation Guidelines

A quick overview of what you need to do to prepare your household for 'Sheltering In Place' (SIP) or 'Quarentine'

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Mon May 09, 2016 3:28 pm

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No unread posts How to Prepare in 24 Hours!

If You Only Have 24 Hours To Prepare for H5N1 Quarantine use this guide

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Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:38 am

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No unread posts Apartments & Other Small Living Areas

How do you store the necessary food, water & medical supplies needed for a lengthy Emergency Sitting In Place situation? Some tips can be found here ...

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Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:55 pm

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No unread posts Babies & Pregnancy

Babies may be small ... but they come with large demands. There's a lot to consider to care for them, in an emergency situation. Before their birth, pregnant moms have a lot to consider in advanced preparations.

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Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:45 pm

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No unread posts Batteries

Lots of things to consider when using batteries. What Size do you need? How can you recharge them? What is a 'Solar' or 'Marine' battery and much more.

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Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:44 pm

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No unread posts Beverages

You don't have to drink just water. There are recipes for juices, teas, wines and other libations found here!

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Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:46 am

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No unread posts Children

Prepping with children has it's special concerns: Items to stock, foods they will eat, putting easy-to-follow plans in place, having emergency supplies within their reach, self reliance. Could your children help themselves, if needed?

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Wed May 17, 2017 4:55 pm

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No unread posts Cleaning Up-Laundry & Cleaning Without Water

A clean home is a happy home. Can't get to a store? Need a cleaning product? Try some of these homemade versions.

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Tue May 23, 2017 7:20 pm

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No unread posts Communications-Phones-Mail-Internet

Telecommunications systems could be overwhelmed and we could loose use of telephones and internet. If Power goes down for extended periods of time, cordless phones would be useless. And just what do you do with any mail that might come through? Can you touch it? Is it safe? How do you work around internet concerns? Look here for help.

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Mon May 09, 2016 3:24 pm

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No unread posts Cooking Without Electricity

Camping Stoves, Solar Ovens, propane & propane storage are just a few of the suggestions found here.

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Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:26 am

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No unread posts Cool Air (when there's NO air conditioning)

So, the electricity is OFF, and you are HOT! How do you stay cool? Some inventive ideas can be found here.

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Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:44 am

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No unread posts Earthquakes

Earthquakes don't just rumble through the ground and shake your wall, they can rattle your nerves if you hare not sufficiently prepared. Some tips are included here.

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Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:36 pm

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No unread posts Elderly & Disabled-Populations: Require Special Concerns

Medications, special equipment, emotional concerns are concerns that are somewhat unique in nature for these individuals in times of stress. There are guides and help available to corrdinate emergency pre-planning for those households.

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Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:42 am

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No unread posts Evacuation aka 'Bugging Out'

There may be times when you need to be prepared to leave home. Would you be ready? What would you take? What about Pets? Can you gather it all quickly? How much do you need? What do you need to do to your home to leave it for an indefinite amount of time?

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Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:00 pm

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No unread posts Fire Safety

The threat of fire safety can be of real concern, if you do not have access to your local fire department during a community emergency. Some idea that may help can be found here.

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Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:45 pm

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No unread posts Fishing-Basic Info,Tips and Hints

A significant disaster emergency could shut down your stores. You have a local water source nearby. Fishing could be a food-source for your family, but you have NEVER fished before. Help can be found here.

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Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:42 pm

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No unread posts Food: Dehydrating or Drying Foods

This is a great alternative to long-term storage for foods that takes up less space for storage in larger amounts.

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Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:42 pm

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No unread posts Food: Family Food Storage-Assorted Topic

Detailed lists from various sources with notes, ideas and hints on all aspects of starting, organizing and using your food storage. Including Buckets, mylar bags, oxy absorbers, shelf life, packaging codes, storage solutions & MORE!

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Wed May 17, 2017 3:54 pm

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No unread posts Food: Home Canning

A great alternate to getting stocked on 'fresh' foods. Lots of information out there on this process. You need the proper equipment, enough time set aside for the process, a clean workspace and your fresh ingredients to get a well stocked pantry that will last for years.

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Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:32 pm

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No unread posts Food: Recipes

Recipes from various sources like discussion forums and food-related websites

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Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:22 pm

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No unread posts Food: Specific Food Item Hint

Milk, Rice, Beans, Butter ... some of the specific food items that have their own helpful hints.

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Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:43 pm

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No unread posts Food: Taste Tests

Summaries of Taste Tests made on Freeze Dried, Dehydrated or other store-bought long-term foods. Many thanks to all the folks who dipped into their long-term food storage to try these foods and post the results!

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Wed May 17, 2017 4:40 pm

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No unread posts Fuel

Fuel Sources & Storage. Matches, lighters, safety ... you'll find it here.

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Thu May 18, 2017 4:20 pm

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No unread posts Gardening

Prices are soaring. Product shortages. You've lost your job. Stores are Closed. Whatever your reason for needing a garden, there's a lot to know. A lot to learn. So many different types of gardens-bed, square-food gardens, tire gardens, window gardens. Find out more here.

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Wed May 17, 2017 5:10 pm

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No unread posts General Items

Lots of Lists to choose from in here including items such as paper goods, cleaners, emergency lighting, cooking, tools and much much more! Read them over, combine items from the various lists to make it just right for your particular family or group. There are a lot of good ideas here from a variety of sources.

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Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:47 am

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No unread posts Generators

Essential services, including electric may be down, now just during a pandemic but during plenty of other emergency or weather situations. Generators come in all shapes & sizes. Learn more here!

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Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:26 pm

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No unread posts Heat

Information to help when your home heating system is inoperative for hours or days.

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Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:09 am

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No unread posts Home Repair & Maintenance

Like other services, home repair can become a challenge, if you don't have access to the folks in the handy yellow pages! You may have to rely on tools you have at home and a little bit of knowledge to get you through. Find some tips on keeping your house running smoothly and what you need to do so here.

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Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:47 am

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No unread posts Hunting-Trapping-Snaring

Grocery shopping is not an option in a long-term emergency. You need to get your own food. Not a game hunter? There are solutions to help the novice who needs to provide food the old-fashioned way, and not wrapped in cellophane at the local grocer. Look here to find some ideas.

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Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:49 pm

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No unread posts Hurricanes & Tornadoes

Each and every year there are news reports of families that have been devastated by the wrath of wind that has torn through a community. There are preparations you can put in place. Read here to find out more.

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Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:52 pm

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No unread posts Hygiene-Personal Hygiene

Trying to continue regular hygiene habits when supplies are limited my get difficult. Suggestions found here.

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Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:59 pm

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No unread posts Lights/Lighting

LED's,Flashlights,Solar Lighting,Propane Camping Lanterns ... the alternate options to electricity are varied and discussions & information can be found here.

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Mon May 09, 2016 3:20 pm

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No unread posts Medical Concerns

Lists for First Aid Kits, Over-The-Counter (OTC)Medicines to keep on hand,Masks & Protective Gear info,How-To Information for home care of family members and lots more.

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Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:10 pm

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No unread posts Money

Money matters. Especially during a time of emergency, when you may not be able to get to banking facilities to get some. Find out how to prepare here.

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Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:47 pm

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No unread posts Nuclear Attacks

A nuclear attack is one of the most frightening things that could happen. A nuclear blast can occur on the ground or in the air (an electromagnetic pulse "EMP"). What can you do to prepare?

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Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:48 pm

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No unread posts Pets

H5N1 has been found in Dogs, Cats & Birds. How do we protect and care for our faithful friends? Some of the answers can be found here.

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Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:46 pm

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No unread posts Quarantine

Isolation of households ... 'SIP' (Sheltering In Place) ... Quarentine ... they all mean the same thing: STAY PUT.

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Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:11 pm

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No unread posts Rodents, Rats, Mice, Bugs and other annoying critters

The decline in the number of cats and dogs might result in an explosion of rats and mice and other small animal pests. The increase in trash not properly disposed of may increase those pests AND other creepy crawlers. How do we prepare for that possiblity?

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Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:40 pm

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No unread posts Sanitation

Trash, alternate 'Pottie' ideas and Waste Management ideas

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Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:51 pm

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No unread posts Security & Safety

Ideas on keeping your home safe. The possibiity of 'civil unrest' is always there, in extreme situations. Some ideas to help you through this are found here.

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Mon May 09, 2016 4:00 pm

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No unread posts Sewing, Knitting & Crocheting

Basic skills that you might need, if you cannot get to a store. How to fix a pair of socks (have you EVER done that before or did you just toss them out and buy a new pair?). Crochet & Knitting skills for blankets, footwear, household items. Lots of uses for an old skill that many don't have anymore.

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Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:00 am

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No unread posts Solar Power

The grid is down and affects a significant number of communities. You've lost electricity and don't know how long till it comes back on. Solar power is an alternate energy source that is becoming more and more popular. For emergency situations, solar power can be a life-saver.

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Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:07 pm

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No unread posts Transportation-Getting Around or NO cars!

Gas is at a minimum or not available. You need to 'get around', get water, wood, other supplies. How do you do it? How do you maintain 'alternate transporation'?

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Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:20 am

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No unread posts Utilities

Do you know how to turn off your gas or water, if you need to?? Find out here!

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Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:06 pm

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No unread posts Water: General Information & Guidelines

Just why do we need to store water? How much should we store? What else do we need to know?

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Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:42 am

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No unread posts Water: Water Purification

Various methods of cleaning your water of harmful agents that can make you ill or worse! Includes Chlorine,Katadyn,Miox,Berkey, solar and other ideas for purification.

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Wed May 17, 2017 5:21 pm

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No unread posts Water Storage Options

Bottles,buckets,barrels,wells and lots of other choices here!

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Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:53 am

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No unread posts Websites for Preparation Items

Sites where you can order Bulk Food (dried goods, 10# cans, long term storage goods, Storage options, etc.) can be found here

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Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:58 pm

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