Emergency Supplies We Might Need

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Emergency Supplies We Might Need

Just wanted to share info of things I have found that could be useful in a survival situation. I live in earthquake central, so for me this stuff is a benefit to talk about. Sorry if anyone has already started a thread on this.

Tiki Torch candles. I found ones they call pumpkin candles, I avoided the Citronella ones, although good as pest repellants. The Pumpkin ones are just little bottles with clear liquid and 2 wicks, package says 20 hours burn time, and I payed $4 each. - Seems like a good deal to me. They come pretty well sealed.

I found fire starter packets for bbqs. Package of 6. But you light it and it burns for an extended period of time. Still need a match or lighter to light it. About 3 dollars a pack of 6.

Those were the things I found today, and I bought more seeds and starter kits, duct tape, string, and propane. I'm looking for a high power inverter, at least 1000w, but I might have to get that off Ebay.

Please, all are welcome to share their info.

 

Sean

 

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Re: Emergency Supplies We Might Need

It won't let me edit, but I found the candles and fire starters at Lowes. $3.48 and $2.97 respectively.

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Re: Emergency Supplies We Might Need
SPM wrote:

Just wanted to share info of things I have found that could be useful in a survival situation. I live in earthquake central, so for me this stuff is a benefit to talk about. Sorry if anyone has already started a thread on this.

Tiki Torch candles. I found ones they call pumpkin candles, I avoided the Citronella ones, although good as pest repellants. The Pumpkin ones are just little bottles with clear liquid and 2 wicks, package says 20 hours burn time, and I payed $4 each. - Seems like a good deal to me. They come pretty well sealed.

I found fire starter packets for bbqs. Package of 6. But you light it and it burns for an extended period of time. Still need a match or lighter to light it. About 3 dollars a pack of 6.

Those were the things I found today, and I bought more seeds and starter kits, duct tape, string, and propane. I'm looking for a high power inverter, at least 1000w, but I might have to get that off Ebay.

Please, all are welcome to share their info.

 

Sean

 

Hey Sean

Thanks for the ideas, I had been thinking about the fire starters for a while. I am also 'living on the fault line' in the Santa Cruz Mts. and have been working on assembling survival gear reciently. Your mention of the inverter reminded me that I should get going on setting up the older solar system that was in my place when I bought it.

Don't forget about a water source...

 

-Kevin

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Re: Emergency Supplies We Might Need

Hi all

FYI there is a long post that's occasionally updated on this topic. Sean, would you mind putting your information there in the interest of consolidation? You might also find other items to add to your list.

http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/survival-gadgets-and-tools/12544

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Re: Emergency Supplies We Might Need

Sean -

Thanks for hanging this thread subject up again.  It will help save time for the people new to the site - they won't have to hunt around for old thread topics.

We are in southeastern Virginia and run the risk of a hurricane landfall every season.  Most of the people who have been here for any length of time have 72 hour kits in the event of a hurricane and extended loss of services. 

Power source - generators, etc., plus fuel.  Run it outside and be aware that they are targeted by thieves

Water - 1 gallon per person per day just for drinking.  More needed for washing, food prep, pets, etc.  Also good to have water filtration systems in the event of e coli contamination of the water treatment plants or bacterial blooms.  Katadyn makes some great personal use filter systems.  Larger systems can be built for under $100.  Should also have colloidal silver, iodine and bleach.

Lanterns - oil or gas.

Food prep - we have a camp stove that uses the same fuel as our lanterns. 

Food - up to you what you want to stock, you are only looking at a few days of soups and stews.  We have a year's worth of food stored.

Here are a couple of links to sites we have used in the past and have been pleased with:

Emergency Essentials:  http://beprepared.com/Default.asp?bhcd2=1237828518

Bulk Foods:  http://www.bulkfoods.com/

Hurricane Store:  http://www.hurricanestore.com/kits.html

Safe Castle:  http://safecastleroyal.com/category_63/30-yr.-Cans.html?gclid=CJPg2_akgpkCFQFqxwodl1dWmQ

St Paul Mercantile:  http://www.stpaulmercantile.com/index.php  Great volume water filtration kits.  He is a member of the site and a percentage of his sales go to Chris Martenson's site if you use the link on CM to get there.

If nothing else you can poke around and get some ideas for gear and supplies specific to what your situation is.

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