48 Hours.

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by M118LR, Jul 16, 2017 at 13:55.


  1. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    As you are reading this 48 hours isn't a time frame of consequence.
    Come Monday morning after you have made your normal commute to work, all transportation and infrastructure have been disrupted. It will be at least 72 hours before any form of assistance can get to your position, what do you need and do you have it with you??????
     
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Nothing.... Everything I need is already here... Except AlaskaChick, and she will be here on Wed... after the 48 Hour time limit... I will be happy to watch it ALL happen on CNN, and then hit the OFF Button, and take a walk, outside, and it ALL fades away, in the Rain, today, and for the next 72 Hours....
     
  3. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    Yes, but I telecommute. That was one of the first things I did as part of my preparedness plan, otherwise I would have had a 30 mile commute that crosses one of two Interstate bridges. Only issue would be if my wife was out shopping.
     
  4. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    I'd be chill.
     
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  5. Merkun

    Merkun dreamer

    See the discussions under bug out bags, get home bags and the like for the best possible selections of answers to the OP question..
     
  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    I am going to put myself back at work as I don't participate in the labor force at present.

    1. I cannot bring a weapon to work and they used to check the vehicle on entry to the compound. Just too much SHTF if they found one.
    2. I used to carry a lunch, and there was an honor snack bar but with 40 people working and on watch during the day, that would be depleted within hours.
    3. There was, however; plenty of coffee and, at the time I left, armed security within the fenced compound.
    4. I think I could have waited it out as we would have had priority over those in the civilian workforce.
     
  7. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    Adding that I keep a get home bag (ten essentials, extra ammo, etc.), a good broken in pair of boots, a get home gun, maps, and comms in my vehicle, so if it happens when I'm exploring or otherwise away I can make it back.
     
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  8. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I would walk home, takes about 20 minutes from my office to my door. then I would start thinking about how I could provide assistance to those within my power to help.
     
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  9. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    If ALL transportation and infrastructure are down, no assistance is coming in 72 hours.
    I'll grab a couple things out of the truck and will be home well before lunchtime. Then fire up comms that I don't have portable and see what I can determine on the incident.
    Don't see where the 48 hrs reference has anything to do with anything...just filler.
     
  10. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++

    Since I am no longer in the work force and will be at home, we're pretty good. Except for the freezers... I do not yet have a generator or any means to generate power to keep them working. I do have frozen gallon milk jugs of ice in them to keep thing cold should power fail but don't think it would last for more than 72 hours. It's a hole that I intend to patch soon with purchase of generator and some solar stuff... Everything else (water, food, security, first-aid, medicines, etc.) we're good for at least 6 months and with it being summer and having a large garden we would not be hurting.
     
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  11. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    At home, fire up the generator, watch the news.
     
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  12. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Well currently that means I'd walk the 200 odd yrds back to the house after feeding the critters and refill my coffee cup. Get a hold of Sass and ask if she's GTG or do I need to make the 30 min trip to get her. Otherwise I'd be catching the gossip from the county mounties and the step son(LEO)
     
  13. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

    I walk about a block to my office so no big deal here - Bring it
     
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  14. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    If you fill the milk jugs with salt water, very salty, that will lower their freezing point quite a bit and will help keep other stuff frozen better until they thaw.
     
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  15. Merkun

    Merkun dreamer

    If you don't salt the water, you will also have drinkable water if you lose your water supply as well as power.
     
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  16. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Depending on the type of disruption the variable is broad .
    if it's snow, both the cause of the power outage and blocked roads , I will have prepared for the possibility well ahead of time as usual and not venture out at all or keep an eye on conditions and leave before it get's that bad .
    If the event is more obviously something catastrophic; EMP, tornado, earth quake, fire, flood, pandemic, economic collapse , there are no guarantees how long the event will last , or that it will end.
    If my transportation is irreparably dead , and i'm definitely on foot,,,
    For these my EDC has every thing necessary to get home ,from most of the distances I usually travel, 50 miles at worst. .
     
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  17. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Been retired a few years now, but I spend time at my late parents' home, prepping it to sell. I have food, water, meds, weapons, anything else needed at both properties. So, I am good, if I am at either place. I keep a "Get Home Bag" in my vehicle too.
     
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  18. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    True, but if one needs to rely on the water jugs intended to protect frozen food during a power outage for drinking water, then one probably isn't doing it (prepping) right.

    If the jugs have straight water then when they are thawing, so is the frozen food. Some food stuffs (such as those with a good bit of salt or sugar) will actually thaw before the water jugs since their freezing point may be ever so slightly lower than water. Lower the jug's freezing point 10 degrees with salt then they will thaw, absorbing heat, well before the food starts thawing buying a good bit of additional time before the food starts thawing.
     
  19. Merkun

    Merkun dreamer

    So do some of each. I've used both in the past, but these days haven't bothered with the salt. As I'm sure you remember, zero degrees F is achieved with a specific quantity of salt in a specific quantity of water. But before you bother looking it up, remember that your freezer may not go that low. It should, but may not. There is NO substitute for a thermometer to check.
     
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  20. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Actually if one collects those Freezer Bags that they ship Frozen & Chilled products with, they will hold things down at 30F for a Good Long time....
     
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