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Online armoredman

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« on: October 29, 2007, 02:48:30 PM »
Almost everyone watched Katrina destroy New Orleans and much of the underbelly of America, but Nawlins stood out far more than the others...why? Because other people NOT in New Orleans got down to work, had plans, and put those plans in motion to save lives and property. You should, as well, anything from small basics like extra flashlights and batteries for a short term power outage, to bug out bags and preplanned rendevous with family/friends in case of emergency bailout, such as California wildfires out of control or incoming hurricane, and all the public roads are blocked. Many people trying to leave New Orleans ran out of gas idling on the freeway, becasue there was no place to go.
           
               Two basic ideas exist in any crisis, Bug Out, and Hunker Down. Only you can make that determination which to do, and when. Here are some resource links to help get information on what to have, where, and why.
           
            www.fema.gov/   Everyone bags on FEMA after Katrina, but Mayor Nagin caused a great deal of the issue. As much FEMA did messup, they still have some good info.
           
            www.azdohs.gov/  Yes, it's my state Homeland Security website - your state has one too.More good information on what may happen in your area, and what you can do.
           
              One thing you will notice on the web sites is a lack of "what caliber for looters" advice colummns. Suffice to say your have your CZs,and I hope that you have included them in your plan/strategies.
           
              What links/info do YOU have?

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2007, 08:54:12 PM »
Here's a very useful site (although it requires registration): www.frugalsquirrels.com
           
            Minnesota's Dept. of Health Pandemic plan: Pandemic Flu
           
            A map showing current emergencies throughout the world: Alert map
           
            A site that tells you all you need to know about DIY Shelters and NBR preparedness: Shelters
           
            A downloadable fact book: Surviving Doomsday
           
            A couple of survival kits and how to make them: Field and Stream
           
            Check your chances of avoiding the next Dino-Killer: Impact calculator
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2007, 05:38:24 PM »
Here's my contribution to this:
           
            3 days - 3 ways

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2008, 06:29:45 AM »
One of the most important things in an emergency is getting and keeping potable water.

http://www.mywatersafe.com/ has a good solution for homes that aren't destroyed and for people who are rendered homeless. Either way, the people in or out of them have to drink to live.

And, a canteen will only go so far.

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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2008, 04:53:02 AM »
Here is a link with a lot of info.  Some info is a little dated, but still a good read.
http://www.textfiles.com/survival/

Wilderness survival info for those that like to hunt, camp and hike:
http://www.the-ultralight-site.com/wilderness-survival-guide.html


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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2009, 01:53:56 AM »
http://www.heavyglare.com/324/0/3452/Revision/Desert_Locust.html


Behold. Many of us have been overlooking some of the most important survival equipment, and that is personal protection, especially in the eye area. Someone already brought up a question on Gas masks; there are models that fit over the lower half of the face, and then there are full-face models. Like someone said, the full-face ones are not glasses-wearer-friendly. Thus, the link above goes to a website that sells many various kinds of eye protection that can be made to come equipped with prescription inserts, for people like me that have hard times with glasses. The ones sold are intended to be used for extreme sports, construction, but they even sell military-grade eye wear that is 3 mm thick, that fits very well of course over helmets should any of you decide to use one as part of your survival gear. Logically decrees they will fit over thick hearing protection (IE: Earmuffs), which makes them an invaluable addition to general range safety, and there are several brands of eye wear that look like normal sunglasses, and fit right over your current pair, for discreet use. Depending on your style, they could also make a killer fashion statement, and the Mrs. can even get a pair she likes; I've seen some nifty designs on there.

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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2010, 03:31:36 PM »
We actually have respirators, and filters, civilian designed to work with glasses, but that's a great idea, thanks!