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Old 11-01-2007, 09:38 PM   #1
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Emergency preparedness.

How about a section for emergency preparedness using a skoolie. Things like stocking food, beer, water, beer, radio, clothes, beer, small camping stove, propane, etc., beer, etc. With all the things happening from tornados, hurricanes, fires, floods, still waiting for locusts, it might not be a bad idea for a list of things we should have in our busses in case of emergency. Some stuff is a no brainer, but I'm sure there are things that I might not think of. Having one spot to list ideas and items might be good.
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:42 PM   #2
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Re: Emergency preparedness.

Ramen noodles. I hear Jason has a surplus following the sale of his bus.
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:56 PM   #3
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Re: Emergency preparedness.

MRE's have a shelf life of 10 years I think. I've had one before - 4 of us split it on a road trip, they're pretty good. There's a lot of them on eBay. I think a supply of these would be a good thing to have in your skoolie.

I had some store bought gallon jugs of water in my bus for a few months, when I tried to drink one of them it tasted like plastic. I don't know of a good way to store water. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:17 PM   #4
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. . .I don't know of a good way to store water. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:19 AM   #5
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Re: Emergency preparedness.

what a great idea!

Every year as many of you know i head off to burningman in the middle of the desert for a week to 10 days. It's just like surviving after a disaster, everything you need for the week you have to bring with you. Gas, geni, food, water, water, water, medical supplies, water. I am a really bad procrastinator and usually buy everything either a couple days before i leave, or while on the road to the event.

This year i had a great idea. Why don't i buy all of my water, non-perishible food, and other supplies now. They can serve 2 purposes. First, i won't have to scurry around at the last minute to buy all of this stuff. 2nd, if a disaster happens, i'll have at least 10 days worth of stuff handy and ready to go. Having an annual use for these supplies makes it easier to justify having them stored away too. I don't wanna be the wacko with a bomb shelter in my back yard (my appologies to anyone with a bomb shelter in their back yard)

What has actually happened is more of a hybrid. I have about 10 gallons of water, and a few days worth of food. All of these supplies are things i brough home from the desert, not stuff that i've purchased. I still plan to buy all 10 days worth of stuff before too long.

pop tarts, tuna-fish, frozen loaves of bread. (Once bread thaws out it's still good for another 10 days) miracle whip, canned food, crackers, salt/pepper, seasoning, coffee, pasta,

camp shower, TP, soap, propane, gasloline, flashlights, batteries, duct tape

as for store-bought water in plastic jugs....i think it tasts just fine.

i think you've inspired me to add a few more supplies
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Re: Emergency preparedness.

Yea I will create one if you think there will be enough discussion to warrant its own section.
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Old 11-04-2007, 04:25 PM   #7
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Re: Emergency preparedness.

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. . .I don't know of a good way to store water. Anyone have any ideas?
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And don't forget, beer has to be rotated so it doesn't get stale.

As for the store bought water, I think you have to try a couple of different brands to find one that wouldn't taste like plastic after storage. Also, I think that storing it in a cool place might help. That is just a guess. But what ever you do, don't let the monkey play with it!

So what do you guys and gals think, is this important enough to have a separate section or maybe put it under how-to's.
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:17 AM   #8
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Re: Emergency preparedness.

I know I started this post many years ago but in light of more disasters that have happened since i originally posted this idea, it might be time to bring it up again. Not only have there been natural disasters, there have been economic ones as well.

Since I live in earthquake country, I have decided to take steps to be better prepared for emergencies. I have started storing food and water supplies in a couple of different locations. My plans also include setting up the bus with emergency supplies as well once it is road ready. Jason has a head start because of burning man and it's a great idea to rotate your supplies. Everyone else can do the same thing. Anyways, I thought I would bring this topic up again because I think it's important and if you think the guberment will swoop in to save you right after some sort of disaster, I have swampland in Nevada to sell you.
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Re: Emergency preparedness.

There are a few of us out there that know the preppers secret handshake. I am just bringing it up because some may not have ever thought about it.

I just think it's a natural fit for us skoolies to prepare our buses for bad times whatever they might be. We already have the largest part of the equation, the bus. The rest is easy. The food and water is a no-brainer. It's the other stuff that I am talking about.

Extra clothes
Underwear
First aid kit
Ammo
Tools
Bus supplies-filters, oil, hoses, etc.
Batteries
The list is endless.

Like Jason said, prep the bus before you need it instead of trying to cram stuff the last minute. Just put the key in and go. During every disaster, there is news footage of empty shelves at the supermarket.
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