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 Post subject: Preparation Guidelines
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:25 am 
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From 'Pandemic Influenza, A Preparation Guide', brochure (available upon request ... just pm Admin. for a copy)

1. FOOD: "Stock what you eat - Eat what you stock". Consider food allergies and dislikes. Stock MINIMUM of 2 weeks of canned goods, rice, beans & other non-perishable food items. Add a few extra items on each shopping trip. Look for specials & bulk dry goods. Remember infant/toddler needs. (A thought to consider: A Pandemic can come in multiple waves (2-3) & disruption of stocking store shelves may last much longer. For that reason, you may want to consider stocking 6-12 weeks.) Don't forget items like a manual hand-mixer & manual can opener.

2. WATER: Store at LEAST 1 gallon, preferably 3 gallons, per person per day. One gallon would be for consumption (NOTE: You can die in 3 days without water to drink!) - the other two (2) would be for personal hygiene (washing up, brushing teeth) cooking and cleaning (dishes, laundry, etc.). Don't forget your pets. Start to save gallon milk jugs & 2-3 liter soda bottles for future water storage, in case of possible loss of water supply. Alternate water sources may include creeks, streams, lakes, and collected rainwater. Water Purification will be necessary for this water and possibly public water supply. Be prepared with un-scented household bleach or an alternate water purification method. (Consider
filters such a Miox & Black Berkey for large quantities of water purification vs the Brita type/size filters for daily use. These Miox/Berkey type filters also have the ability to remove larger amounts - about 99% of impurities like bacteria & virus).

3. ELECTRIC: Essential services such as gas & electric may be disrupted. Stock: flashlights, batteries, lanterns, candles (with appropriate enclosed holders), matches, battery-powered radio, land-line telephone (cordless require electricity!). Prepare alternate cooking sources such as gas grills & camp stoves (propane), charcoal grills (charcoal & starter). Consider getting a generator and appropriate fuel. Alternate fuel sources should be properly stored in approved containers in safe locations!

4. HEAT: Fuel supplies may be disrupted for fuel oil or propane delivery and natural gas line service. Store heavy blankets, sleeping bags and wood for fireplaces. An alternate 'buddy' heater can be used if there is electric but no gas service.

5. SANITATION: Trash removal may be disrupted due to illness. Store plenty of LARGE trash bags to last several weeks. Crush cans for optimum room. Disruption of water may affect toilet flushing. Store 5 gallon bucket with lid, plenty of plastic bag liners for temporary 'pottie'. (You may want to opt for storage of a spare toilet seat or temporarily remove existing one for comfort (wink) Have a bag of Garden Lime Powder on hand to add to used plastic bags to aid in decomposition. :|

6. MEDICATIONS & FIRST AID: If possible, obtain a 1-3 month supply of necessary prescriptions and over-the-counter medications (allergy, pain relief, cough & cold, etc..) for all family members. Prepare a first aid kit. Prepare for any elderly or disabled members of your household. Make sure you have extra meds, batteries & supplies on hand (oxygen, inhalers/nebulizers, wheelchairs, etc.)

7. PERSONAL SAFETY ITEMS: Approved N95 masks (protection from airborne virus) and plastic gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfecting cleaners, such as bleach and OTC products should be considered.

8. PERSONAL DOCUMENTS & RECORDS: Make copies of Certificates of Birth, Wedding, & Citizenship; Driver's License, Passport, misc... ID documents, deeds, Automobile titles, etc... Include medical records, a list of all relatives with names, addresses and phone numbers for emergency contact. Store in a waterproof package. (i.e.; large zip lock bag)


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 Post subject: Re: Preparation Guidelines
PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:03 pm 
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Start up Guidelines-Getting Organized

Security Whip
A Common Sense Approach to Security, Safety, and Survival

Financial Security
http://www.securitywhip.com/2010/06/01/ ... -security/

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Questions that everyone might want to ask themselves, what can I be doing right now to ensure that my family and myself are prepared during a time of crisis? A good place to begin would be a self-audit to ensure you are prepared for whatever life can throw at you! Below is a list that might help you get started, I'm sure you can add more. --- continued at link, above ---

Includes:

Plan-Write down ahead of time what you . . .

Savings-Having three to . . .

Emergency Money-In times of natural disasters cash is . . .

Debt-Start reducing your debt. In a time of emergency it’s great not to have to worry about . . . ..

Insurance-In times of emergency insurance can make you or break you. How many times have we heard . . . .

Will -For some reason people are scared to death (sorry of the pun) to talk about wills. This one document can save your . . ..

Important papers-Are your important records organized and in . . .

Important numbers-Have all your important . . .

Backups-When is the last time you conducted a backup of . . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Preparation Guidelines
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:00 pm 
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Getting Started-Baby Steps

Image 28 Baby Steps for Any Prepper
http://thesurvivalmom.com/2010/11/26/28-baby-steps-for-any-prepper/

Some SAMPLE Baby Steps ... FULL LIST can be found at link, above

    * Make an evacuation plan for your home, hold a family meeting, and conduct a drill.
    * Learn how to use a solar oven.

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    * Find the shut-off valve for your home's water and gas systems.

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    * De-clutter one room in your house to make space for for your food and supply storage.

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    * Read a preparedness related book.

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 Post subject: Re: Preparation Guidelines
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:57 pm 
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25 Survival Considerations

Image 25 Survival Considerations
http://thesurvivalmom.com/2010/07/19/li ... derations/

First 5 include:
    # Your trash could give away your stockpiles.
    # Your stealth will be your wealth
    # Accurate news will be hard to come by.
    # You will have very little time to bug out, unnoticed.
    # You must have a plan with multiple backup contingencies.
--- List continues at link, above ---


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 Post subject: Re: Preparation Guidelines
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:42 pm 
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Response: Immediately After an Emergency Event

Good advice on what you should consider after an event occurs. Reading over this NOW, will plant a seed for you to draw on later, if caught off guard in an unexpected emergency!

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Moments After ...
http://suburbanprepper.wordpress.com/20 ... nts-after/

Posted on April 21, 2008 by Suburban Prepper

Bang, Boom, Pow, Rumble, Ping (insert other sudden SHTF indicative sound) ...
A sudden SHTF event has just happened, what do you do know? --- Continued at link, above ---

Includes:

    1) Stay Calm: Cliche? Yes, but critical. Take a .....
    2) Gather your family!: What is the single most valuable .....
    3) Gather Intel: Get that TV on, get the radio on, fire up the internet, do WHATEVER you have to do to .....
    4) Secure the Perimeter: Depending on the threat you will need to .....
    5) Gather additional Supplies (if possible)- You should be well stocked on .....


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 Post subject: Re: Preparation Guidelines
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:16 pm 
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The Survival Pyramid
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The Survival Pyramid: Helping Families Prepare
http://www.personalliberty.com/survival ... s-prepare/

This Survival Pyramid was created by a friend of mine who sells food storage and survival products. Her name is Brenda Nicholson. In November, I flew to Florida to help her sell survival foods at the Tea Party convention. She published this Survival Pyramid and gave me permission to use it in this article.

Prepare For The Worst And Hope For The Best
There is no way we can know exactly what emergency situations might occur. If you break down the short-term and long-term emergencies and prepare for them in sequence, it will be easier and less overwhelming to put together emergency survival foods and other supplies just in case you encounter a power outage, tornado, hurricane, flooding, civil unrest or any other type of local disaster.

To stay healthy and survive any emergency situation, we must have ... ---CONTINUED at LINK, above ---


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 Post subject: Re: Preparation Guidelines
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:24 pm 
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Family Disaster Supply Kit

This is a PDF file from the Utah Dept. of Health:

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Your Family Disaster Supplies Kit

http://www.utahcountyonline.com/apps/We ... iesKit.pdf

Disasters happen anytime and anywhere. When disaster strikes, you may not have much time to respond.

A highway spill of hazardous material could mean instant evacuation. A winter storm could confine your family at home. An earthquake, flood, fire or any other disaster could cut off basic services such as--gas, water, electricity and telephones--for days.

After a disaster, local officials and relief workers will be on the scene, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it may take days. WOULD YOUR FAMILY BE PREPARED TO COPE WITH THE EMERGENCY
UNTIL HELP ARRIVES?


Your family will cope best by preparing for a disaster before a disaster strikes simply by assembling a Disaster Supplies Kit.
To prepare your kit: ... CONTINUED at LINK,above ...


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