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  1. Make sure your backup water supply is refreshed and properly bleached to maintain usability.

    Comment by Caged Insanity — November 7, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

  2. And don’t forget to check your tire blood pressure.

    I get where you’re going and I get about 12 mpg, BUT I did get a free windshield yesterday. Been stocking up on canned goods and other higher shelf life items.

    Comment by accipiter NW — November 7, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

  3. Look into converting your car or generator to also run propane as a fuel. It’s not too hard to do and will give you greater flexibility in case of an emergency or disruption in the supply chain.

    Go on YouTube to see how others have done it.

    Comment by Mumblix Grumph — November 7, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

  4. Check your air cleaner for mousie nests. DAMHIKT.

    Comment by Fat Baxter — November 7, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

  5. Keep a siphon hose in your trunk. People keep their tanks topped up, so there’s always …
    (What? Oh!)

    Comment by DougM (November is heeeeeere!) — November 7, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

  6. Ammo: do I have enough?

    Comment by kinlaw — November 7, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

  7. From Bill Whittle. It’s LONG. Get a coffee. I mean a POT of coffee and get comfortable.

    Comment by MikeG — November 7, 2012 @ 11:02 pm

  8. Use the stupid canned food drive at work as an opportunity to go through your emergency supplies and get rid of the stuff that’s expiring next year.

    Comment by PatrickP — November 7, 2012 @ 11:02 pm

  9. Also, don’t let ANYONE in your building know you have supplies.

    Comment by PatrickP — November 7, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

  10. ^ Seriously. Give it a listen. I tuned into Rush today, hoping he could help me make sense of what happened last night. Looking for some optimism. Not much to be found, even from El Rushbo. Not faulting him or anything, he laid it out pretty plain and simple. We got our asses kicked, but I was looking for the answer to, “Now what?”

    Much needed optimism from Bill. Tell me what you think.

    Comment by MikeG — November 7, 2012 @ 11:07 pm

  11. Bill Whittle is dead to me.

    Comment by PatrickP — November 7, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

  12. I’ve been saving the empty jugs that my kitty litter comes in. I reckon they’re about 4-5 gals. with nice screw-on caps. I will now rinse them out and bleach accordingly. I think that’s about 5 drops per gallon.

    Ewww!? No, silly, all they had in them before was earth and clay. At least, I hope so.

    Comment by Hog Whitman — November 8, 2012 @ 12:15 am

  13. yay, Doug! My first LOL in over 24 hours.

    Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — November 8, 2012 @ 12:20 am

  14. Ok, and Patrick ( #8 ) made me smile hugely wicked. I love you!

    Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — November 8, 2012 @ 12:21 am

  15. Photobucket

    Comment by Hog Whitman — November 8, 2012 @ 12:26 am

  16. Photobucket

    Comment by Hog Whitman — November 8, 2012 @ 1:44 am

  17. I’m interested in Bill W’s proposition.

    It is more constructive than bitching from a bell tower, or worse.

    Life may increasingly suck in the foreseeable future and saving provisions is good, but we are able to create and adapt in spite of what is going on around us. We have incredible resources compared to the Founding Fathers. I don’t believe our conditions are harder, just different. Are you part pf the solution or the precipitate?

    Pessimism is easy, I’m choosing to seek constructive people, activities, and mindset.

    Comment by mech — November 8, 2012 @ 8:14 am

  18. kinlaw, you only have too much ammo when you’re trying to swim with it. Or your house is on fire.

    Comment by rickn8or — November 8, 2012 @ 8:46 am

  19. One. More. Time. HTML- fu is weak this morning.

    For HeadMissy:

    Comment by rickn8or — November 8, 2012 @ 8:57 am

  20. I thanked God yesterday for my JR, my dog boys, the beach and my house at it and for rickn8or and the rest of we KisPians…and for not letting me become one of them regardless of the tribulations I’ve had throughout my life.

    Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — November 8, 2012 @ 9:24 am

  21. I keep the 5gl jugs that my pool chlorine tablets come in. I also never let my gas tank get below 3/4 FULL (I learned that from the ’89 Loma Prieta quake). I have lots of ammo and food. I have 38k gallons of water in my pool.

    Comment by TheOldMan — November 8, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

  22. OldMan, I may have to re-think my strategery here. I was always a 1/4 tank kinda guy, you know, so you could “always fill up in the daylight in a good neighborhood”, but there’s this thing around here called The New Madrid Fault…

    Comment by rickn8or — November 8, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

  23. • Keep your powder dry.
    • Remember, ammo is also trade goods, so stock more than you’ll ever need.
    • Own at least one disposable gun and at least one revolver, so you don’t leave spent brass lying around with your fingerprints on it.
    • Keep some MREs and water in an upper story or a high shelf.
    • Have a safe room (with gun, cell phone, and pee can).
    • Know how to escape from every room in your house.
    • Have a flashlight handy every place you sit, but be able to navigate around your house in the dark.
    • Learn how to use everything within reach as a weapon.
    • Don’t investigate noises for at least 5-min. Get into a defense or escape position, call 911, and make the noise come to you.
    (What? Oh, right, forgot.)
    • Find out which neighbor has the most comfortable spare bed or couch.

    Comment by DougM (November is heeeeeere!) — November 8, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

  24. Nice list Doug, may I use it elsewhere?

    Comment by mech — November 8, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

  25. ^ Sure, all my garbage is recyclable;
    but don’t take what I write as authoritative, wise, or even sensible.
    (What? Well, lawyers might read this stuff, y’know.)

    Comment by DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!) — November 9, 2012 @ 7:47 am

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