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I have a feeling this one will hit our area hard (hope I'm wrong.) I am taking inventory of supplies now. Have all the usuals; non-perishables, H20, gennie, etc. Is there any obscure items that you like to keep for SHTF/disasters? Maybe some thing that I never thought about?
 

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I bought a window mount AC unit for my bedroom. 80 bucks at Brandsmart is well worth it. When Katrina and Wilma came through I had no power for weeks at a time and it was agonizing. Of course, have cash on hand, batteries batteries batteries, flashlights, books or board games to keep you entertained, and make sure the wipers and spare tire on your car is up to snuff. Chainsaws are good too, and SIGNS!!!!



 

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Looks like Gustov was just down graded to a TS, but I expect he will strengthen once he hits the Gulf if not before. I'm in the Clear Lake area of Houston and so far it looks like we will get lucky - again. Hang in there in there, right now LA isn't looking good.....

In addition to what you have mentioned, I like to have plenty of batteries, duct tape and propane.
 

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Cooking stove fuel is great to have. Also, a small battery powered TV.
You can buy them for about 12.00-15.00. They run on D or C cells. Its
nice to get some news info after a day or so. Spare gasoline is almost
mandantory.
 

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Tint said:
Looks like Gustov was just down graded to a TS, but I expect he will strengthen once he hits the Gulf if not before. I'm in the Clear Lake area of Houston and so far it looks like we will get lucky - again. Hang in there in there, right now LA isn't looking good.....

In addition to what you have mentioned, I like to have plenty of batteries, duct tape and propane.
Hell man, if all else fails you got my old FAL.

BTW, an area in my vicinity got hit by a "really severe thunderstorm"... which resulted in a wet macroburst, which is about one step away from a tornado. Knocked down four miles of power lines, literally flattened and flooded an airport. Flat knocked it out, hangers, aircraft, etc all busted beyond repair. Tried to go through the storm, but I turned back. Never seen rain so bad that it was creating a near whiteout condition, traveling horizontally. There was so much rain hitting the ground that it almost looked like snow (no hail, this was an effect of the deluge).

Worst one I'd ever seen. Absolutely brutal. Can't imagine going through a Hurricane or Tornado.
 

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Re: Gustav

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Is there any obscure items that you like to keep for SHTF/disasters? Maybe some thing that I never thought about?
Fresh porn! :twisted:
 

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Isn't the Republican nomination being held about the same time in New Orleans? Anyhow, I wish you people th best of luck down there in the costal cities. I hope the Government gets it right this time.
 

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The convention is in St. Paul this time. The Hurricane Center doesnt know where this thing is gonna end up yet. Too many factors. I almost wish they
wouldnt start showing a track this early. It can really get to you. It consumes you, to the point of the first thing you do when you wake up
is check about three different sources, and start reasoning in your head.
 

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Don't forget some basic bandages, anti-bacterial ointment, aspirin/ibupropen, benadryl(if anyone is allergic to insects like wasps, yellowjackets and the like). Those guys seem to get pissed when their nest is disturbed! Anti-bacterial soap in case you have to take an improvised bath(I bathed in an 80 acre lake by my house for a week after Katrina) A cheap window AC is worth it's weight in gold if you have a generator and fuel.
 

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Number1gilla said:
I just spent 300 dollars at the liqour sotre in prep for gustav. Gotta have the essintials. :shotz:

How many sacks of mudbugs ya got? We might just hafta come help ya with 'em!

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Number1gilla said:
I just spent 300 dollars at the liqour sotre in prep for gustav. Gotta have the essintials. :shotz:
I have an undisclosed number of gallons of blackberry wine bulk aging. I have no problem bottling and drinking it early :shotz:
 

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The African coast has been jumping the last couple of weeks. There is
one just off the coast that just formed, and is already looking like a great candidate for a named storm.

Hopefully it is so far away it will spin out or up into the N. Atlantic.

First though, we all need to get thru this Gustav. New Orleans may be spared somewhat, but that just means someone else gets it. I read the
city (N.O.) was a madhouse today.
 

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joelad said:
surf99 said:
I read the
city (N.O.) was a madhouse today.
Katrina made them believers.
Let's see how Mayor Ray "Schoolbus" Nagan handles this one....

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surf99 said:
I almost wish they wouldnt start showing a track this early. It can really get to you. It consumes you, to the point of the first thing you do when you wake up is check about three different sources, and start reasoning in your head.

Testify! Our brothers and sisters in other parts of the country might think it dramatic, but you dished out a 55 gallon drum of truth right there.

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What bothers me the most about katrin is everyone knew what would happed if a category 2-3 hurrican hit new orleans, they knew for years.Why were they so surpized ?
 
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