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note that some of these items
should be kept locked in the trunk of your car in case you get stuck
at work for a few days.
[also note that many of these items are needed for a extended
power outage due to storms] some are very necessary, some are
pure luxury in a disaster many people affected by super storm
Sandy would have given their left arm for just some of these
items

several cases of bottled water (at least 2 per person)
any daily medications/prescriptions (even over the counter
items)

at least 2 forms of photo ID

extra set of car & house keys

2 cases of MRE's (make sure to get the ones w/ entrees he likes)
he may know how to make Marine combat coffee from the items
in each pouch - you have to be tough to handle it


some comfort food, often a favorite junk food that helps make
things "feel normal" sometimes a few packets of Gatorade to
mix with the water even helps

a good clean & smooth 5 gallon bucket [NO ROUGH TOP
EDGES] this is your emergency toilet, you will not be flushing
the toilet in your home if the sewer lines are broken, make
certain to have a lid/cover that is easy to remove
2 boxes of trash can liners that fit the bucket & part way down
the outside

a bungee cord to go around the outside of the bucket to hold the
liner in place

4 - pack of toilet paper

a quart of bleach (a quick splash inside the trash can liner will
allow a second use or a second person using it before tie off, if
needed to get thru a longer recovery time period)

[also a dozen drops of plain chlorine bleach to a gallon of
questionable water will usually make it reasonably safe to drink
{unscented and without extra cleaners added}

at least 2 good reliable flashlights, preferably LED & both have
a very low setting for long battery life and a ultra-bright setting
to allow searching for whatever is needed in total darkness,

remember if the power is out there will not be light from street
lamps spilling into your windows

a good battery powered radio to get news & information

plenty of batteries for flashlights & radio at lest 10 complete sets
for each light and or radio, they do not last as long as you think
they do

[it is best to standardize batteries, all the same type for your
emergency needs]

cash - all small bills - ones, fives, tens …. change for big bills
will be tough to get & no change will be a standard thing

wet wipes/baby wipes or hand sanitizer - a forced substitute for
a shower/washing hands [do not forget that LAVA brand bar
soap will even lather up in cold salt water - a known standard
from fishing boat captains]

mylar/space/emergency blanket (silver on at least one side, it
reflects heat back to the body and can keep the sun from cooking
you)

a fleece blanket (poly not cotton) makes a good liner layer under
the space blanket and will not hold water if it gets wet

a small tent and a sleeping bag are luxury items in case of heavy
aftershocks that keep you from being inside your home

a portable hard drive with a backup of your primary computer
hard drive or else a cloud backup

copies of all important documents (scans of these placed on a
jump drive are acceptable proof in most cases)

a well thought out first aid kit, in third world countries a simple
scratch can become highly infected and threaten life

duct tape, some para cord & zip ties (those can help you keep
things together long enough until proper repairs can be made)
a good loud whistle, it can be heard many time farther than just
shouting to get someones attention

a portable car jump starter (has a battery in it), most have a
cigarette lighter plug that will allow you to charge your cell
phone with a car charger
"Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity"

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#2
Good stuff but real hard to read, how about reformatting it? Paragraphs, line breaks, something, the way it runs on is tough.
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#3
Good list, but how are you going to keep the liquids from freezing and cold or hot weather affecting the Rx drugs?

I would add a change of clothes, boots and foul weather wear.
I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine. - Ayn Rand
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soberbyker;46972 Wrote:Good stuff but real hard to read, how about reformatting it? Paragraphs, line breaks, something, the way it runs on is tough.
otay buttwheat

please post more ideas of other items you have in mind
"Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity"

goofin, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#5
In my car i keep a good pry bar, campfire hatchet, water purification tablets, food/water for 12 days solo, 2 emergency blankets, A woodland BDU top, Potassium Iodide pills, a battery pack containing extra batteries for my Viridian and Crimson Trace laser sights and Surefire 6PX flashlight, and 2 extra magazines for my LCP.

I'm sure i'm forgetting things.
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#6
goofin;46969 Wrote:a good clean & smooth 5 gallon bucket [NO ROUGH TOP
EDGES] this is your emergency toilet, you will not be flushing
the toilet in your home if the sewer lines are broken,

That would depend how far downstream they're broken. If it's 1/4 mile from my house or more, I'm flushin' away.
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RandomTask;47073 Wrote:
goofin;46969 Wrote:a good clean & smooth 5 gallon bucket [NO ROUGH TOP
EDGES] this is your emergency toilet, you will not be flushing
the toilet in your home if the sewer lines are broken,

That would depend how far downstream they're broken. If it's 1/4 mile from my house or more, I'm flushin' away.

If you and everyone else were to do the same thing, that 1/4 mile of 8" pipe wouldn't take very long to back up.
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streaker69;47075 Wrote:
RandomTask;47073 Wrote:That would depend how far downstream they're broken. If it's 1/4 mile from my house or more, I'm flushin' away.

If you and everyone else were to do the same thing, that 1/4 mile of 8" pipe wouldn't take very long to back up.

Assuming the water is shut off and folks are filling their tanks with other water (thus the only sewer use is flushing), I calculate a minimum of 907 flushes, at an average of 3.8 gal/flush.
I'm not sure how many homes would be serviced by that bottleneck, but I would also assume that 90% of the people don't know that they can fill their toilet tanks from buckets of water. They're not even smart enough to shit in a bucket and will just soil themselves.
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